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Book Store Manager

Zürich, Switzerland

Hauser & Wirth is one of the leading international galleries for contemporary art with locations in Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Somerset, St. Moritz and Zürich. For Hauser & Wirth’s Publishers Headquarter in Zürich, we are looking for an experienced book store manager.

100 % (w/m)

In this position you are responsible for planning and managing all day-to-day operations of the bookstore.

General duties and responsibilities are:

  • Driving excellent customer service standards within the headquarters’ store and providing an exceptional customer experience
  • Proactively maintain a consistently high standard of presentation within the store, including displays/visual standards for books promotions, stock condition and general cleanliness
  • Actively engage customers with our publications and products
  • Suggest marketing initiatives and publisher events such as book launches, book readings and artist talks in line with the activities of Hauser & Wirth Publishers
  • Network to build relationships and the profile of the Publishers Book Store
  • Support and presence at art book fairs if required
  • Responsible to conduct and oversee store inventory; liaising with inventory manager for stock transfers and efficient receiving of stock deliveries, including new publications
  • Responsible for sales reporting and payment reconciliation; regular reporting, analytics and feedback as and when required by the Director of Marketing
  • Maintaining operational costs within set budgets
  • Responsible for store opening and closing procedures on a daily basis; effect the daily closeout process of cash registers
  • Ensure that all back-office functions, including the preparation of invoices, ordering office supplies and coordination of stock shipments are completed in accordance with company directives and/or policies and procedures
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

 

Global Book Display:

  • Proactively develops a customer-centric experience and engages team members in the delivery/execution of that objective
  • Provides highest levels of customer service within all book stores and in all interactions with stakeholders
  • Implements and manages guidelines for the visual presentation to create an exciting environment for our audience in collaboration with the Marketing department
  • Ensure Book Store and gallery Front Desk team members are briefed on the Hauser & Wirth Publishers program, new releases and retail protocols
  • Liaise with Retail to ensure Hauser & Wirth Publisher is represented in E-commerce
  • Working closely with Marketing team to deliver Hauser & Wirth’s Publishers marketing strategy and distribution in Europe and Asia

 

Our requirements:

  • 3+ years store leadership experience, preferably in a publications or high-level retail environment, an art book store or gallery
  • Strong merchant skills and a history of delivering financial results
  • Excellent visual merchandising and display skills
  • Strong written and verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent verbal and written German and English language skills: other languages welcome
  • High level of computer literacy, to include MS PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook

 

Hauser & Wirth Publishers provides a unique, exciting and international working environment. If you are passionate about art publications, our gallery and our ethos, we are looking forward to receiving your complete application by e-mail.

Hauser & Wirth
Ms. Isidora Flandia
Limmatstrasse 270
8031 Zürich

jobszurich@hauserwirth.com

Please submit your resume and cover letter, including references by email only to:

jobszurich@hauserwirth.com

Editorial Trainee

Zürich, Switzerland

100 % (w/m)
Duration: 1 Year
Start date: From May 2019

In this role you will be performing the following activities:

  • Supporting the editorial staff on book projects from initial planning stages through editing and production
  • Assisting editorial staff with the organization of images and securing permissions and copyright for book projects
  • Assisting Hauser & Wirth Publishers’ Book Store Manager
  • Obtaining and archiving PR clippings related to Hauser & Wirth Publishers

 

Our Requirements:

  • Academic background, preferably in Art History, Bachelor’s degree
  • Professional experience in a gallery is an advantage
  • Passionate about writing, editing and proofreading
  • Excellent verbal and written German and English language skills
  • Good knowledge in MS Office, InDesign, Photoshop or other publishing tools
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to work in a team
  • Outstanding organisation and time management skills, including the ability to work flexibly and with precision under tight deadlines
  • An eye for detail along with critical thinking

 

What we offer:

In this year-long traineeship in downtown Zürich you will support the international publishing team. You will be able to gain specialized book publishing experience by working closely with the editorial staff from initial book proposals to content collation, through the production and retail presentation of our titles. Next to that, you will engage with additional publishing-related duties that include visual merchandising, outreach, public relations, and communications––substantive skills that can translate into future employment in these diverse realms.

If you are passionate about art publications, our gallery and our ethos, we are looking forward to receiving your complete application and a writing sample by e-mail.

Hauser & Wirth
Ms Isidora Flandia
Limmatstrasse 270
8031 Zürich

jobszurich@hauserwirth.com

Please submit your resume and cover letter, including references by email only to:

jobszurich@hauserwirth.com

Sales Assistant

Hauser & Wirth
Los Angeles

Sales Assistant

Hauser & Wirth is one of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries with offices in Hong Kong, London, New York, Los Angeles, Somerset, Gstaad, and St. Moritz. Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, located in a historic 100,000 square foot flour mill complex in the city’s burgeoning downtown Arts District, opened to the public in March 2016. The gallery transformed the site’s sprawling collection of late 19th and early 20th century buildings and outdoor spaces into a dynamic multi-disciplinary arts center. The new venue offers innovative exhibitions, museum-caliber amenities, and a robust schedule of public programs that contextualize the art on view, drawing upon, illuminating, and contributing to the urban culture of Los Angeles.

We are looking for a ‘Sales Assistant to join our team in Los Angeles. This position will report to the Senior Sales Director in Los Angeles.

Duties include but are not limited to:

         Administration

  • Providing a full range of high-level administrative support
  • Diary management
  • Prepare for meetings and events
  • Coordinate business schedules ensuring efficient and smooth office operations.
  • Collate and present all supplier invoices that need approval by the Senior Director
  • Travel expense management for Senior Director.
  • Organize and arrange all hospitality as required
  • Ensure the efficient operation of all day to day office operations
  • Organized filing and record keeping as well as efficient time keeping.
  • Compiling mailing lists for mailouts.

 

         Sales Activities

  • Support all sales process steps as instructed by the Senior Director
  • Support Senior Director in the organization of art fairs, special projects and events.
  • Assist the Senior Director with sales offers and related materials.
  • Coordinate showroom activities as assigned by the Senior Director.
  • Attend sales meetings.
  • Welcome clients and important visitors to the gallery as instructed.

 

    Gallery Activities

  • Support the Senior Director in all aspects of his/her overall responsibilities
  • Support Senior Director on exhibitions and projects
  • Support Senior Director with their assigned artists and gallery artists in general
  • Assisting with organizing visitors and artists agendas where required and arranging hospitality.

 

Requirements 

  • A minimum of 3 year experience in an assistant position
  • Fluent in English
  • Strong interest in contemporary art
  • Experience in an art-related organization is not required, but is desired
  • Fluency with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and follow instructions
  • Ability and confidence to take initiative
  • Computer proficiency (particularly with Mac OS X, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Apps for Business) and willingness to learn new programs as necessary
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Superior organizational skills with ability to prioritize and multitask

Please submit your resume and cover letter, including references by email only to:

lajobs@hauserwirth.com

Freelance Gallery Education Assistants

Hauser & Wirth Somerset
Somerset, UK

Since Hauser & Wirth Somerset opened it has welcomed over 63 0,000 visitors and has received wide and positive acclaim in the press. Its ethos sits at the very heart of Hauser & Wirth as a place where art can successfully merge with many other subject matters of importance to us; architecture, education, community, landscape, food and farming and opens the doors for creative ideas and collaborations.

Hauser & Wirth Somerset offers a series of artist, specialist and curator-led talks, seminars and events open to schools, colleges, universities and general members of the public. Our highly successful education programme attracts learners of all ages and backgrounds to the gallery. We are looking for further assistants to support the team in delivering school visits, family and community events.

This is a freelance, hourly paid position to become part of the Education Team. Working hours are ad hoc and can be for between 2 to 6 hours per day, contributing as and when required. The gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday.

Main duties and responsibilities:
• Delivering high quality tours, talks, workshops and related activities
• Supporting the Education Team in existing events and activities
• Contributing to community events, especially our popular, monthly Family Saturday

Required skills and experience:
• Sound knowledge of contemporary art
• A strong personal commitment to art education
• Familiarity with and understanding of issues in art and design education
• Experience working independently as well as part of a team
• Ability to conceive, develop and complete tasks without close supervision
• Good organisational and interpersonal skills
• Strong presentation, oral, and written communication skills
• Able to adapt to different audiences and age groups
• A teaching qualification or art education experience

For further information, please contact Debbie Hillyerd, Director of Education: debbie@hauserwirth.com

Please submit your resume and cover letter, including references by email only to:

education@hauserwirth.com

Artist Liaison

Hauser & Wirth London,
London, UK
We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and hands-on self-starter who enjoys working in a fast and dynamic environment.
 Duties will include, but are not limited to:
  • Look after allocated gallery artists, acting as the interface between the artist and the gallery and the artist and other organizations
  • Assist in co-ordination of artists’ internal and external exhibitions
  • Be responsible for the artists’ archive and inventory, press and publicity, catalogues, consignments, commissions and facilitate production where applicable

Requirements:

  • Essential: minimum two years of comparable experience in a contemporary art gallery
  • BA minimum
  • Excellent administrative skills
  • Ability to work fast and accurately, with an eye for detail
  • Team player with a keen sense of initiative
  • Good computer skills
  • Languages-Mandarin helpful but not essential
Please submit your CV with work-related references to: london@hauserwirth.com

Please submit your resume and cover letter, including references by email only to:

london@hauserwirth.com

Researcher

Hauser & Wirth London
London, UK

Hauser & Wirth is seeking a qualified candidate to join the Research department in London in a full-time position. Candidates must have a Masters degree in Art History. A minimum of 3-5 years of experience is required, preferably in a gallery or auction house. A demonstrated ability to write contextual texts, as well as experience researching artworks is a must. This role will work closely with the Head of Research.

The role will include, but is not be limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • In-depth research on both individual works of art as well as specific artists, summarising findings in written reports
  • Research and document provenance, exhibitions, and literature histories for secondary market art works
  • Writing short academic texts on works of art
  • Price analysis and general art market research
  • Liaising with auction houses
  • Monitoring the secondary market activities of specific artists and disseminating relevant auction information to key parties
  • Preparing offers and sales documentation

The successful candidate will have a mixture of the following attributes:

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to articulate views clearly and confidently
  • Excellent writing, editing and research skills
  • Familiarity with the art market
  • Proven track record of working under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and communicate with a range of staff at all levels
  • Ability to work both independently and part of a team
  • Proven computer skills in most MS Office and Adobe CS applications, and experience using collection management databases
  • Knowledge of foreign languages (especially German) would be a bonus

Only candidates that meet the above requirements and criteria will be reviewed.

Please submit your resume and cover letter, including references by email only to:

researchrole@hauserwirth.com

Graphic Designer

Hauser & Wirth London
London, UK

Personal specification

We are looking for a precise, proactive, technically proficient and creative Graphic Designer to join our London team. The ideal candidate enjoys working within a fast-paced and dynamic environment and has a minimum of 3 years’ experience in an equivalent role. Meticulous attention to detail is essential, along with the ability to prioritise a varied workload, strong interpersonal skills and experience of project management.

 

Print

  • Design, artwork and oversee production of print and designed materials, including exhibition packs, announcement cards, leaflets and other ephemera
  • Work in collaboration with the Graphic Designer to support design projects from concept to delivery
  • Liaise with printers and other production companies

 

Ad hoc Design and Print Projects

  • Design and artwork dinner invitations, menus, events’ flyers, booklets, posters, packaging etc., adhering to the gallery’s corporate identity guidelines
  • Design and artwork materials in support of Hauser & Wirth Publishers
  • Create assets related to exhibition and way-finding signage, including digital screen templates, vinyl graphics and rub downs
  • Other ad hoc projects as required
  • Execute print projects in-house as needed

 

Art fairs

  • Design and production of highlight packs and artwork publications for allocated art fairs
  • Artwork and produce wall signage and labels for allocated art fairs

 

Digital

  • Create social media assets, including animated GIFs, as required
  • Assist with editing of video clips for social media, website and sales team
  • Edit, colour correct and reformat images using Adobe Photoshop

 

Support

  • Support wider UK team by acting as design support for the marketing & communications team members using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat and Illustrator
  • Provide creative input for marketing campaigns and assist with ideas for social media content
  • Participate in the day to day operations of the communications team
  • Liaise with the wider team re design projects

 

Print operations management:

  • Colour-managed workflow
  • Quality control
  • Pre-press proofing for print standards
  • Control stock levels, order print consumables
  • Cost reporting

 

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Educated to degree level (BA required)
  • Professional qualification in Graphic Design
  • Excellent written and communication skills, as well as analytical organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to both project manage and design
  • Strong interest in the art and ideally experience in the art and culture sector
  • A knowledge of the latest developments in typography
  • Excellent skills in Adobe CC2017/18, particularly Photoshop and InDesign (essential), working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Mac OSX and Excel
  • Knowledge of digital best practice
  • Experience of working with art organisations and exhibitions is preferable
  • Additional languages are desirable, in particular: German, Chinese or Spanish

 

To apply, please email londonjobs@hauserwirth.com with a CV, design portfolio and cover letter (as PDF or online link).

Please submit your resume and cover letter, including references by email only to:

londonjobs@hauserwirth.com

Art Handler

Hauser & Wirth
Henau, Switzerland

Wir sind eine der führenden internationalen Galerien für Zeitgenössische Kunst mit Standorten in Zürich, London, Somerset, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles und St. Moritz. Für unseren Standort in der Nähe von Wil (St. Gallen) suchen wir für unser Team einen erfahrenen

Technischen Mitarbeiter 100 %

Ihre Aufgaben beinhalten:
• Mithilfe bei der Planung und Durchführung von Ausstellungsauf- und –abbauten, sowie Messen
• Visualisierungen für Ausstellungen und Messen mittels Computersoftware
• Erstellen von Werkdokumentationen, Manuals etc.
• Erstellen von technischen Zeichnungen und Berichten
• Mithilfe bei der Vorbereitung von Kunsttransporten
• Aus-/Einpacken von Kunstwerken

Für diese Tätigkeit bringen Sie folgende Eigenschaften mit:
• Gute Computerkenntnisse (CAD, SketchUp, Office)
• Sehr gute Deutsch- und gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
• Erfahrung in Projektmanagement
• Freundliches und gepflegtes Auftreten
• Sie sind teamorientiert, kommunikativ und haben Freude am Umgang mit Kunst.
• Führerausweis (Kat. B)
• Abgeschlossene handwerkliche oder mechanische Berufslehre von Vorteil
• Erfahrung im Galerien- oder Museumsbereich von Vorteil.

Sie legen Wert auf Präzision uns arbeiten ausgesprochen sorgfältig und zuverlässig, haben hohe Qualitätsvorstellungen und behalten auch in hektischen Situationen den Überblick.

Falls wir Ihr Interesse geweckt haben und Sie diesem Anforderungsprofil entsprechen, senden Sie uns Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen inkl. Foto per E-Mail.

Wir bieten Ihnen eine interessante und abwechslungsreiche Aufgabe in einem dynamischen Umfeld und freuen uns auf Ihre vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen

Please submit your resume and cover letter, including references by email only to:

jobszurich@hauserwirth.com

Art Handler

Hauser & Wirth St. Moritz
St. Moritz, Switzerland

Wir sind eine der führenden internationalen Galerien für Zeitgenössische Kunst mit Standorten in Zürich, London, Somerset, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles und St. Moritz. Für unseren neuen Standort in St. Moritz suchen wir für unser Team einen erfahrenen

Technischen Mitarbeiter 80- 100 % (w/m)

Ihre Aufgaben beinhalten:
• Organisation und Durchführung von Ausstellungsauf- und –abbauten, sowie Messen
• Mithilfe bei der Vorbereitung von Kunsttransporten
• Aus-/Einpacken von Kunstwerken
• Herstellen von Kunstverpackungen
• Kurierdienste
• Auslieferungen und Installationen von Kunstgegenständen
• Mitarbeit bei der Gebäudeinstandhaltung (Facility Management)

Für diese Tätigkeit bringen Sie folgende Eigenschaften mit:
• Abgeschlossene handwerkliche Berufslehre (z.B. Schreiner)
• Sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift, Italienisch-kenntnisse von Vorteil
• Computerkenntnisse (SketchUp, CAD von Vorteil)
• Führerausweis (Kat. B)
• Freundliches und gepflegtes Auftreten
• Sie sind teamorientiert, kommunikativ und haben Freude am Umgang mit Kunst
• Erfahrung im Galerien- oder Museumsbereich von Vorteil

Sie legen Wert auf handwerkliche Präzision und sind mit unterschiedlichen Materialien und Werkstoffen vertraut. Sie arbeiten ausgesprochen sorgfältig und zuverlässig, haben hohe Qualitätsvorstellungen und behalten auch in hektischen Situationen den Überblick.

Wir bieten Ihnen eine interessante und abwechslungsreiche Aufgabe in einem dynamischen Umfeld. Falls wir Ihr Interesse geweckt haben und Sie diesem Anforderungsprofil entsprechen, freuen wir uns auf Ihre vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen inkl. Foto per E-Mail.

Please submit your resume and cover letter, including references by email only to:

jobszurich@hauserwirth.com

Intern

Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong
Hong Kong

An internship at Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong is a full-time position undertaken for a period of 3 or 6 months. During this time you will provide support to the Front Desk department and will be assigned a broad range of tasks that ensure you gain an understanding of how Hauser & Wirth operates. Within these responsibilities you will act as first point of contact for the public, assist with the execution of gallery events, and perform daily administrative duties.

Requirements:
• Excellent written and oral English and Cantonese skills
• Hong Kong working permit
• Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
• Organised with an ability to prioritise
• Computer literate
• Office admin skills e.g. FedEx

Please submit your resume and cover letter, including references by email only to:

frances@hauserwirth.com

Communications Intern

Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles
Los Angeles CA

Full-time, paid position; fixed-term, six months

We are looking for a Communications Intern to join our team in Los Angeles. During your six-month internship, you will be assigned a broad range of tasks that ensure you gain an understanding of how a large international gallery like Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles operates. This position will work closely with the gallery assistants and with the Communications Manager.

Responsibilities

Marking and Communications
• Utilize InDesign to create exhibition-related printed material and information packs for artists and gallery projects
• Create assets and render motion graphics for gallery TV screens
• Update gallery TV screens with local event schedule and international exhibitions
• Proofread promotional copy and artist information packets

Public Relations
• Track and archive press coverage
• Prepare, update and circulate press cuttings
• Assist with incoming image requests
• Update press mailing lists
• Prepare and distribute press images and PR information
• Assist with the execution of private views and press previews

Regular Intern Tasks
• Daily administrative tasks as requested

Qualifications
• 
At least one year experience in communications, media, public relations, and/or marketing
• Fluency in English
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Excellent editing and proofreading abilities
• Proactive and positive attitude
• Creative thinking and problem solving skills
• Excellent time-management skills
• Demonstrates interest in the visual arts
• Fluency with InDesign essential
• Familiarity with Photoshop, photography, scanning, and image editing required
• Experience in communications in an arts-related organization is preferred
• This position requires great attention to detail, organization, and diplomacy
• Ability to work effectively with multiple individuals and manage several projects at once
• Familiar with Mac operating system and Adobe Creative Suite

Please submit your resume and cover letter, including references by email only to:

lajobs@hauserwirth.com

Intern

Hauser & Wirth Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland

Für unsere Galerie in Zürich suchen wir Praktikanten-/innen für die Zeiträume Januar – Juni 2019 und März – September 2019. Dauer des Praktikums 6 Monate.

Während dieses Zeitraums werden Sie Einblicke in verschiedene Bereiche einer internationalen Galerie erhalten.

Dabei erwarten Sie unter anderem die folgenden Aufgaben:
• Unterstützung der Künstlerbetreuer: Recherchen, Ausstellungsvorbereitungen.
• Pflege der Künstlerarchive, wie beispielsweise Aktualisierung der Künstlerbiographien und Bibliographien, Arbeiten mit der Ausstellungs-, Werk- und Literatur-Datenbank.
• Allgemeine Galerietätigkeiten einschliesslich Unterstützung des Front Desk und Aushilfe bei Mailouts.
• Unterstützung bei den Messevorbereitungen.

Vorrausetzungen:
• Sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse.
• Sehr gute Kommunikationsfähigkeit (mündlich und schriftlich).
• Organisiertes, selbstständiges Arbeiten mit der Fähigkeit Prioritäten zu setzen.
• Belastbar und flexibel.
• Gute Computerkenntnisse (Mac und MS Office).
• Abgeschlossenes Studium im Kunst- oder Kulturbereich oder berufliche Erfahrung im Galeriewesen von Vorteil.

Please submit your resume and cover letter, including references by email only to:

nora@hauserwirth.com

Intern

Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles
Los Angeles CA

This internship will be a full-time six-month position at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles.

During your time here, you will be assigned a broad range of tasks that ensure you gain an understanding of how a large international gallery like Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles operates. Interns will work closely with the gallery assistants. These responsibilities could include assisting with the execution of private views, organizing events and sending mail outs in addition to daily administrative duties.

Requirements:
• Fluent in English
• Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
• Organized with an ability to prioritize.

Desirable:
• Energetic self-starter with a poised and friendly demeanor
• An interest in art and the art world
• Familiarity with Mac OS is a must as well as proficiency with all Adobe CS6 programs.

The internship will start immediately and last for the duration of six months. An internship at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles is a 35-hour per week position on a paid, fixed-term contract. Please do not call regarding applications.

Please submit your resume and cover letter, including references by email only to:

lajobs@hauserwirth.com

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