JCO’S Art Haus
CO’S Art Haus focuses on creating a welcoming, friendly environment for first-time art buyers and seasoned collectors, sharing the lifelong joy of collecting art. We are currently looking for a Curator / Designer / Preparator to join our small-but-mighty team of art lovers. This will be a multi-faceted job: we’re looking for a jack-of-all-trades.
The job will encompass exhibition design, graphic design, email marketing, collections management, artwork deliveries, client relationship management, and closing high-ticket sales. Sales are the cornerstone of our business.
The Art Haus is currently expanding our successful gallery model. The ideal candidate will have a relevant passion to apply to our team, and help us grow our business. Are you a total people-person? Do you dream in design? Are you a go-getter?
All applicants must currently reside in the (South) Bay Area, and be comfortable regularly commuting to Los Gatos. (We have parking! A whole lot, in fact.) Unfortunately, out-of-town applicants will not be considered.
Close high-ticket sales, in-gallery and via text / email follow-ups
Provide graphic design for print and digital marketing
Take the lead in the planning, design, physical installation, and de-installation of art exhibits
Oversee collection security, ensuring proper storage of art objects
Deliver artwork safely to clients, often renting / driving a UHAUL truck for larger paintings. This is generally a fun, friendly interaction that may involve on-site installation and closing a high-ticket sale.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned (and as your skillset / personal drive requires!)
SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Proficiency in basic computing, including Microsoft Office Suite and digital inventory maintenance
Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suites
Experience with mass email marketing (we use Mailchimp)
Able to physically install artwork: Comfort with a drill, a ladder, and a good old-fashioned hammer.
Available to work extended hours during exhibition prep and close
Available to staff and sell at the gallery on rotation, including select evenings and weekends. Weekend availability is mandatory.
Ability to work independently and efficiently within tight deadlines
Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and a strong work ethic
Ability to package artwork for shipping/delivery
Record maintenance skills (detail-oriented)
An independently motivated go-getter with the ability to manage artwork sales and deliveries with business acumen
Part-time position (approximately 25 – 35 hours weekly), with the possibility to grow into full-time
Flexible for the right person (who is certainly worth waiting for!)
Competitive hourly compensation commensurate with experience