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Communications Trainee

Hauser & Wirth London
London, UK

Hauser & Wirth is an equal opportunities employer. We believe that employing passionate people is essential no matter their background. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We particularly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

By joining this programme, you will gain experience of working as part of a team at a dynamic international art gallery. An integral role in the Communications department, the successful candidate will have a strong interest in modern and contemporary art and be looking to forge a path as a communications professional. You will be principally dedicated to the Communications team in London, supporting on physical and digital exhibition and fair PR campaigns, but will also gain an understanding of how Hauser & Wirth operates, as well as insight into the gallery’s roster of over 80 artists and estates.

You will gain:

  • Valuable art world experience and insight into working for a highly successful and prestigious world-class commercial art gallery
  • An understanding of general gallery operations, whilst working closely with and supporting the London-based communications team
  • An understanding of communication and digital marketing strategies for a global gallery
  • Invitations to our online events and programming
  • Working from home support (office equipment, mental well-being)
  • An understanding of copyright approval processes
  • Experience working with external PR companies
  • Training and mentoring programme including guidance on writing for Communications, pitching training and attendance in weekly departmental meetings

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

  • Prepare and distribute press images and PR information
  • Research for press outreach for upcoming PR campaigns
  • Use InDesign to create exhibition-related printed material for artists and gallery projects
  • Help maintain and update press contact database
  • Prepare, update and circulate press cuttings for all locations on a daily basis
  • Organise and catalogue the digital press archive
  • Assist with incoming image requests
  • Draft and proof written copy

 
The successful candidate will have the following skills / experience:

  • Some work 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
  • Interest in and knowledge of visual arts
  • Fluency with InDesign essential
  • This position requires great attention to detail and ability to work effectively with multiple individuals and manage several projects at once
  • Familiar with Mac operating system and Adobe Creative Suite

 
Desirable:

  • London-based preferred, and able to work from home when required
  • Experience in communications in an arts-related organisation is desirable
  • German language skills are an advantage for the role

 
This is a full-time position. Salary information available upon request.

Please email your CV and covering letter to londonjobs@hauserwirth.com

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