Gallery Assistant: ZINC Contemporary and ZINC Art + Object

ZINC contemporary and ZINC Art + Object are hiring a Gallery Assistant! Come join our dynamic team and help support artists and artisans. We’re looking for a innovative self-starter with a penchant for sales, and an even greater passion for art. As a Gallery Assistant, you will be the right hand to the Founder and will have the opportunity to assist with a wide variety of tasks. This is a great opportunity for someone who would like to learn and grow with the company as we expand.


1. Operations (20%)

  • assist with installation/deinstallation of monthly or bi-monthly exhibitions

  • perform opening and closing duties at both gallery locations

  • perform light cleaning duties to maintain cleanliness, look of gallery and shop

  • ensure a welcoming space for guests during business hours

  • assist with inventory counts

2. Sales (35%)

  • Greet and acknowledge guests – ensure every guest feels welcome

  • Assist guests with inquiries about art works and products

  • Maintain a warm, friendly, and assertive demeanor

  • Keep abreast of product and artwork information to better assist client and potential clients

  • Follow up with potential clients via email communication

  • Research potential new clients or business partnerships

3. Marketing/PR (25%)

  • create social media posts for both gallery locations in Hootsuite

  • create weekly e-blasts and other email communications for clients and potential clients

  • write and edit press releases for upcoming exhibitions for both gallery locations

  • assist with website maintenance in WordPress

  • update online calendars with various event/exhibitions information

4. Gallery Administration (20%)

  • assist with maintaining and updating inventory of art works

  • create branded images and documents for exhibiting artists

  • perform bookkeeping tasks such as data entry and credit card reconciliation in Quickbooks

  • assist with research projects for business expansion, such as shipping costs, vendor costs, etc.

  • assist in correspondence with artist roster to ensure up-to-date artist information

  • perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • demonstrated interest and passion for visual art
  • demonstrated knowledge of sales and customer service techniques
  • demonstrated proficiency in a wide range of software, including Google Drive, Dropbox, Mailchimp, Hootsuite, Adobe Photoshop, and cloud-based CRM systems
  • demonstrated ability to assess priorities, manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, anticipate and mitigate issues as they arise
  • must be an excellent and direct communicator
  • must be able to work independently or as part of a team
  • must possess eye for design and a creative mindset
  • must have skills in writing for an audience and copyediting
  • must be positive, upbeat, outgoing, and fun to be around

Laura Zeck
founder + curator

ZINC contemporary
119 Prefontaine Pl S
Seattle, WA 98104

ZINC Art + Object
102 3rd Ave S, Suite B
Edmonds, WA 98020


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