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Head Registrar (Maternity Cover)

Job Description

Alchemy is currently working with an established and expanding Art Gallery in Paris, who are looking for an experienced Exhibition and Logistics management professional to join them as a Head Registrar, for a maternity leave cover contract. (Oct 22 – Jul 23)

Responsibilities:

  • Administrative and technical coordination of gallery exhibitions and artist projects, including identification of projects by artists and the corresponding liaisons, organisation of installations, and planning and monitoring of transportation.
  • Oversee a small team of Registrars, across both French gallery locations.
  • Manage and organize transport for gallery exhibitions and art fairs, between relevant galleries in all international locations.
  • Technical and administrative maintenance of the inventory, including the creation of artwork files in the gallery's database, regular updates, and yearly inventory checks.
  • Consignment and loan preparation and monitoring.
  • Principal point of contact for all inquiries relating to the gallery infrastructure.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience working in a similar capacity for a global art gallery or an art shipping business, as well as interest and knowledge in the contemporary art field.
  • The ability to plan, organise, and carry out tasks effectively and efficiently.
  • Excellent organisational abilities, attention to detail, and the capacity for autonomous work are required.
  • The capacity to oversee and direct a team.
  • English language proficiency is necessary. French language is a plus.
  • Proficiency with software such as Google Suite (Sheets, Gmail, Docs) is vital, knowledge of gallery databases like Artbase is a plus.

If this position is of interest, please reach out!