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Global Business Controller

Hauser & Wirth Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland

Based in our Zurich headquarter.

As a strategic business partner to the CFO, the Group Business Controller will play a pivotal role in strategic planning, budgets and costs controls, and managing targeted profitability.

Key responsibilities:
• Implement a systematic approach to generate continuous efficiency improvements and cost reductions. Contribute to a corporate culture striving for operational excellence
• Lead the cost transformation reinforcing the competitive advantage by eliminating ineffective spending throughout the organization and redirecting a portion of the cost base savings to strategic priorities
• Identify, realize and sustain savings opportunities across all spend categories and procurement levers in the global organization
• Control costs within agreed budgets by working with department heads to ensure that cost management and control procedures are in place
• Produce department and project cost reports and advise department management of any cost deviations to plan. Lead the cost to value generation dialogue with the stakeholders
• Contribute to the enhancement of existing IT applications for better cost monitoring, management and communication
• Improve the KPI cockpit of relevant financial and non-financial metrics to assess operating performance against plan
• Support the internal and external reporting process on Group level

Qualifications:
• University degree in Finance / Business administration
• 5 years’ experience in cost management and control
• Strong management, communication and interpersonal skills
• Self-directed and highly-motivated
• Ability to identify, quantify and treat financial risk
• Exceptional presentation, verbal and written skills and the ability to represent Hauser & Wirth both internally and externally
• Experience in a company with an international structure/organization
• Able to work in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment
• Detail-oriented, dependable and trustworthy
• Fluent in written and spoken English language
• High computer literacy and good working knowledge of relevant cost software

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

[email protected]

Graphic Designer

Hauser & Wirth London
London, UK

We are looking for a Graphic Designer to join our team. The role is based in London.

Print
• Design and oversee production of project-based print materials, including exhibition packs, announcement cards, leaflets and other ephemera
• Design from concept, through art working and production, to finished product
• Liaise with printers and other production companies

Ad hoc Design and Print Projects
• Design dinner invitations, menus, events’ flyers, booklets, posters, tote bags etc., adhering to the gallery’s corporate identity guidelines
• Design and print 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
• Layout and oversee printing for A3 book of installation views
• Other ad hoc projects as required

Art fairs
• Design and production of highlight packs and publications for allocated art fairs
• Wall signage and artwork labels for allocated art fair

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

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

Print operations management:
• Colour-managed workflow
• Quality control
• Pre-press proofing for print standards
• Control stock levels, order print consumables
• Supplier contract management
• Cost reporting

Personal specification:
We are looking for a precise, proactive, technically proficient and creative designer who enjoys working within a fast-paced and dynamic environment and has a minimum of 4 years’ experience in an equivalent role. Meticulous attention to detail is essential, along with the ability to prioritise a varied workload.

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 track record of projects 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 and Mac OSX
• Knowledge of digital best practice
• Experience of working in an international company is preferred
• Sound experience of working with art organisations and exhibitions
• Chinese language is desirable, or experience designing with Chinese characters

To apply, please submit CV and design portfolio (as PDF or online link) via email only.

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

[email protected]

Logistics Registrar

Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles
Los Angeles CA

The position requires extensive experience in logistics as well as general registration practices.  The Registrar will be expected to primarily manage client shipping and inter-company shipments.  The Registrar also is expected to understand customs requirements, tax implications, and various other logistical topics.  The Registrar is expected to plan, communicate multi-task, and act independently and collaboratively as the projects require.

Main tasks, duties include but are not limited to:
• Organize intercompany shipments with domestic and international locations in New York, Zurich, London, Somerset and Hong Kong.
• Organize conservation treatments as required.
• Arrange artist studio shipping needs.
• Organize international art fair shipments from US.
• Compile condition reports for all related works.
• Update artwork details in database as needed.
• Organize exhibitions in our Los Angeles location as required.
• Organize client shipments along with another registrar.
• Organize offsite viewings and photography as required.
• Process invoices/payments related to above jobs in conjunction with accounting department.

Requirements:
• A minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in registration, preferably in an art gallery / fine art shipping
• Extensive knowledge of logistics (shipping, handling, packing and storage)
• In-depth knowledge of various materials and techniques
• Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
• Ability to work collaboratively and follow instructions
• Travel might be required

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

[email protected]

Head of Front Desk

Hauser & Wirth Somerset
Somerset, UK

Hauser & Wirth Somerset opened in July 2014 and has already welcomed over 500,000 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. We are looking for an experienced, highly professional and immaculately presented person to lead the Front Desk team.

Main tasks include, but are not limited to:
• Representing Hauser & Wirth at all times, welcoming a wide spectrum of visitors and guests.
• Supervising gallery and public spaces, ensuring they are presented to the highest standards at all times.
• Responsible for opening and closing the galleries each day.
• Supervising the public to ensure their personal safety and that the artwork is respected at all times.
• Dealing with visitor enquiries by telephone, email and in person and providing relevant, correct and helpful information, whilst sharing knowledge and passion.
• Assisting with travel and accommodation arrangements for staff and gallery guests as requested.
• Recording visitor numbers and providing regular updates.
• Managing the gallery switchboard to take messages/voicemail updates/night service.
• Assisting with private views and special events.
• Ensuring all exhibition materials are up to date and in place at the front desk.
• Handling all incoming and outgoing mail and couriers, and logging all courier deliveries.

Events
• Managing the organisation of Front of House staffing for events.
• Managing ticket sales and assisting with event administration.

Management
• Ensuring the smooth running of the gallery’s Front of House.
• Managing updates of the gallery database.
• Accounting of Front Desk credit card charges, expenses and invoices.
• Managing day-to-day running of the Intern and work experience programme.
• Managing Front of House team and Invigilator team.
• Monitoring general email account.

Retail
• Day to day running of the gallery shops.
• Managing biannual stocktakes.
• Supervising gallery retail spaces, ensuring they are presented to the highest standards at all times.
• Ensuring high quality of display and appropriate stock levels.
• Ensuring customers receive high standards of service and sales expertise.

The successful candidate will have:
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar position
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred
• Knowledge of, or enthusiasm for contemporary art
• Exceptional customer service skills, professional, friendly and a team player
• Excellent administration and IT skills (computer proficiency with Mac OS X, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Apps for Business and willingness to learn new programmes as necessary)
• Excellent written and oral communication skills. They will be highly personable with a proactive, resourceful and flexible approach to the job
• Superior organisational skills with ability to handle multiple priorities
• Retail experience desirable
• Driving license is desirable
• This job includes regular weekend work, or one day per weekend.

This is a full time, permanent position. Salary dependent upon experience.

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

[email protected]

Managing Editor

Hauser & Wirth Zürich / London
Zürich, Switzerland / London, UK

Based either in our London or Zurich gallery

Key responsibilities:
• Develop concept and content of a neat list of titles together with artist / estate, curator and other parties involved, from initial planning stages and content collation, through editing and production
• Propose and introduce the licensing of a selection of Hauser & Wirth Publishers titles
• Responsible for all rights activities for the Hauser & Wirth Publishers list in selected territories (including Asia)
• Includes editorial management

Required knowledge, skills and qualifications:
• At least 5 years working experience as an editor or managing editor in a publishing house, preferable experience in co-edition and licensing including management and maintenance of rights..
• Academic background, preferably in Art History, Bachelor’s degree
• Strong writing / editing / proofreading skills and an excellent portfolio
• Good IT skills with MS Office and InDesign, Photoshop or other publishing tools
• Excellent written skills in English, additional languages are a plus
• An eye for detail along with critical thinking
• Ability to prioritize and multitask

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

[email protected]

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:

[email protected]

Junior Database Developer

Hauser & Wirth Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland

For our Zurich location, joining the global IT Team we are looking for a proactive

Junior Database Developer (100%) 

Main responsibilities include:
• Continue developing our long-standing, bespoke in-house database.
• Document and create business processes supported by the database.
• Maintain and enhance connectivity with external solutions (e.g. digital asset management, email marketing platform).
• Manage projects connecting to the database to various systems (webapps, iOS apps, ERP systems).
• Supervise project progress and ensure timely delivery of individual contributions.
• Support and help train our employees.
• Support helpdesk on technical questions.

Profile:
• Experience developing in an IDE with languages such as Visual Basic (VBA), Pascal, or C and with relational databases (e.g. MySQL), knowledge in 4D is a plus.
• Experience with APIs (RESTful/JSON, SOAP/XML).
• Ability to work independently and in a team, as well in a structured manner.
• Excellent knowledge of German and English (oral and written).
• Basic project management skills required.
• Reliable, discreet, and open-minded personality.
• Friendly and flexible.

This is a unique opportunity to work in a dynamic, international and cultural environment.

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

[email protected]

Inserat Praktikantin

Hauser & Wirth Zürich
Zürich, Switzerland

Für unsere Galerie in Zürich suchen wir Praktikanten/Innen für die Zeiträume Oktober – März 2018 und Januar – Juni 2018. 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:

[email protected]

Digital Communications Manager

Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street
New York NY

Full-time, permanent

Based in New York and reporting to the Senior Director of Marketing (US), we require a capable and creative digital professional to join the Hauser & Wirth marketing team to play a significant role in the gallery’s digital strategy. The post-holder joins this highly successful and prestigious world-class organization during an exciting period of development for the department, as we look towards a number of flagship digital projects and audience development initiatives.

The role will include, but not be limited to, the following responsibilities:
• Manage Hauser & Wirth’s social media activity in the US
• Maintain the global social media calendar as relates to the US
• Select, source, edit, review and publish engaging and relevant quality digital content
• Act as brand and tone of voice guardian across digital platforms
• Write effective copy, brief designers, developers and producers in the creation of 
digital assets
• Develop and deliver digital campaigns to support artists, exhibitions, art fairs, 
special projects, publishing and retail for US projects
• Engage and develop digital audiences and partnerships to encourage growth 
across digital channels
• Deliver a community engagement strategy across social media
• Contribute to an overarching global video content strategy
• Manage production, editing and distribution of video and other rich content across digital channels as relates to artists based in the US
• Provide insights and analytics for digital channels and produce regular reports
• Share responsibility for coordinating and managing digital displays, digital signage and visitor experience across all locations
• Manage the gallery’s online profile across third party websites including Google maps and art fair websites for all US activities

The successful candidate will have the following skills / experience:
• A minimum of 3 years’ in an equivalent role
• Excellent IT skills, including fluency in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, AfterEffects, Dreamweaver etc)
• Good working knowledge of film editing software such as Final Cut Pro
• Good working knowledge of MacOSX, HTML and CMS including WordPress and Shopify
• Strong attention to detail and design eye
• Dynamic, creative and strategic approach
• Proven understanding of brand and tone of voice
• Excellent written communication, analytical, organisation and interpersonal skills
• Awareness of latest developments and trends in digital technology and digital 
marketing
• Awareness of best practice in SEO, email marketing and web accessibility 
standards
• Good understanding of digital and social media metrics, analytics and benchmarks
• Experience in a commercial gallery, museum or visual arts organisation is desired
• Experience in an international company is desired

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

[email protected]

Gallery Manager

Hauser & Wirth Somerset
Somerset, UK

We are looking for an experienced art-handler with a practical knowledge of building management and a good understanding of gallery operations for the position of Gallery Manager, overseeing the gallery’s technical team as well as the management and maintenance of the gallery property.

Art-handling
• Management and planning installation and de-installation for exhibitions and outdoor sculpture
• Responsible for the installation of artworks and furniture across additional Somerset sites
• Responsible for local storage locations
• Management and training of the Technician team and freelance support
• Management of large machinery and equipment

Site-management
• Maintenance of gallery spaces employing and overseeing contractors where appropriate
• Maintenance of the wider gallery site and storage areas employing and overseeing contractors where appropriate
• Organising and overseeing site improvements, building works and projects
• Liasing with the restaurant and guesthouse teams on maintenance and site logistics
• Managing the grounds, garden and maintenance staff and supporting there work
• Security of site including maintenance of alarms and CCTV
• Oversee day to day security procedures
• Management of the security team
• Responsible for all utilities and servicing at the gallery site

Events
• Lead and organize all practical arrangements and equipment for gallery events.

Organisation
• Ordering and maintenance of all machinery and outdoor equipment
• Health & safety including risk assessments, PAT testing, method statements, associated training programmes for staff and fire procedures.
• Participate in the ongoing development Hauser & Wirth Somerset managing relevant projects
• Represent Hauser & Wirth Somerset as necessary

The successful candidate will have:
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar position
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred
• Knowledge of, or enthusiasm for contemporary art
• Superior organisational skills with ability to handle multiple priorities
• Professional, friendly and a team player
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Highly personable with a pro-active, resourceful and flexible approach to the job
• Excellent administration and IT skills (computer proficiency with Mac OS X, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Apps for Business and willingness to learn new programmes
• Driving license holder

This is a full-time, permanent position. Salary dependent upon experience.

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

[email protected]

Website Manager

Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street
New York NY

Based in New York and reporting to the Senior Director of Marketing (US), we require a capable and creative digital professional to join the Hauser & Wirth marketing team as our lead on development and maintenance of the Hauser & Wirth website and associated digital platforms. The post-holder joins this highly successful and prestigious world-class organization during an exciting period of development for the department, as we look towards a number of digital projects and audience development initiatives.

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

• Oversee development and content management of the gallery’s digital projects, including websites, e-commerce system, HW apps, micro-sites etc, in conjunction with the Senior Director of Marketing
• Contribute towards the global digital strategy and audience development initiatives by developing creative ideas for expanding our audience and digital reach
• Manage SEO and monitor website analytics to create relevant audience profiles, and produce regular reports on our digital activity in collaboration with the Senior Director of Marketing (US)
• Optimise user interaction and navigation with the gallery’s digital platforms
• Oversee relationship with external web development and web design teams
• Action day-to-day website updates including: writing and approving engaging copy related to relevant gallery and museum projects; selecting, approving, formatting and uploading images; contributing the global digital content calendar

The successful candidate will have the following skills / experience:

• A minimum of 5 years’ work experience, including experience with digital in a gallery, museum or arts organisation
• Experience of the art world
• Good understanding of web and social media metrics, analytics and benchmarking
• Dynamic and creative approach
• Proven understanding and vision of brand voice in the digital field
• Awareness of recent developments in website technology, mobile applications and social media
• Understanding of digital best practice and GDPR
• Knowledge of international copyright
• Excellent written communication, analytical, organisational and interpersonal skills
• Excellent IT skills, including a good working knowledge of Adobe packages (InDesign and Photoshop)
• Good working knowledge of Mac OSX, Google Analytics, Hootsuite and website content management systems

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

[email protected]

Art Handler

Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong
Hong Kong

The position requires extensive experience in fine art handling. The art handler is expected to properly install, pack and transport a wide range of different types of artworks. The art handler is expected to plan, communicate and act independently and collaboratively as the projects require.

Main tasks, duties include but are not limited to:
• Project Manage Internal exhibitions
• Art fairs
• External installations
• Showroom activities in the gallery & offices
• Deliveries to clients / institutions
• Communication with Artist Studio and internal Hauser & Wirth team

As needed also support Registrars with:
• Artwork deliveries to clients
• Internal shipments between New York – Zurich – London – Los Angeles
• The compilation of manuals and condition reports
• The organisation of framing of artworks
• In-house and external photography
• The storage of artworks internally, at our warehouse and other 3rd party locations

Requirements:
• A minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in art handling, preferably in an art gallery
• Experience working within a company structure
• Excellent written and oral Cantonese and English skills
• Hong Kong working permit
• Extensive knowledge of fine art logistics (shipping, handling, packing and storage)
• In-depth knowledge of various materials and techniques
• Monday – Friday 5 day work week, with overtime requirements during installation and project periods
• Excellent communication and problem solving skills
• Ability to work collaboratively and follow instructions
• Ability to lift and move heavy objects as required

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

[email protected]

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:

[email protected]

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