Back to Job Search

Research and Content Associate

Job Description

If you have a background in Art Research, a fantastic knowledge of Art History and a great acumen for digital content and social media, then an established Art Gallery in Central London has the perfect opportunity for you!
This role requires candidates who have studied Art History and have experience researching artists, artworks and writing academic publications and catalogue entries.
In addition to this, the position has a large focus on creating digital content for the gallery, for their social media and website presence, and increasing organic reach.

Research and Art Administration:

  • Thorough research of artists and their artworks within the Contemporary Art market
  • Ascertaining an artworks provenance and the artists’ bibliography
  • Create and revise artwork descriptions, write exhibition texts and maintain correspondence with fair representatives
  • Regularly speaking with art industry experts to gain knowledge
  • Review artworks and images and communicate with curators
  • Cataloguing artworks and updating the database accordingly
  • Utilising past and present research, studying archives and creating entries based on findings
  • Assisting with publications and carrying out proofreading
  • Provide administrative support to team members


Digital marketing, content and social media:

  • Work with designers to produce advertisements 
  • Create mail-outs and press releases 
  • Prepare documentation and image selections for press inquiries
  • Develop and maintain website content, promoting and covering artworks, exhibitions, artists and upcoming fairs
  • Ensure that online exhibitions are uploaded to the website
  • Choose and edit photos and text for the gallery’s social media channels
  • Interact with other art-focused accounts and encourage discussion through likes and comments
  • Create a social media plan to grow the gallery’s audience and engagement.


Experience required:

  • Previous artworld experience is essential for this role
  • A bachelor's or master’s in art history is hugely beneficial for this position
  • Previous experience in a research and administration focused role
  • An academically sound writer with key attention to detail 
  • Experienced in using internal art databases and cataloguing is advantageous
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills