Aakriti Art Gallery is seeking to recruit 2 Gallery Interns to join the team at an exciting time before a busy forthcoming exhibition and art fair period.
Key Responsibilities will include:
Responsible for the day-to-day running of the gallery, interacting with clients and facilitating all phases of the exhibition planning process.
Meet clients and receipt items for the relevant sale. Manage the gallery with assistance. Monitor incoming and outgoing items. Ensure that the gallery area is presentable at all times.
Deal with email enquiries. Assist with photography and take additional photographs of items for clients and specialists. Liaise with vendors and specialists to confirm sale estimates and reserves.
Assist in the production of sale catalogues. Upload relevant text and images to the various online sites.
Organise marketing and advertising in print and electronic media. Monitor web based advertising. Compose mass emails to clients in the run up to the auction. Understand and engage with social media in various forms.
Manage the consignment of artworks and prepare the saleroom for exhibitions. Assist specialists with all pre-exhibition enquiries.
Ensure that all gallery website content are monitored and kept up to date. Assist with the break-down of the exhibition and the preparation for the sale day.
Assist with invoicing and payment in the days following the sale. Assist with shipping and arrange postage and packaging for lower value items.
The candidates are also expected to travel when and where required with gallery office work, shows or events
Assisting sales team and contributing to client database.
The Ideal Candidate will have:
Art background along with co-ordination, logistical organisational skills.
Excellent communication and delegation skills are essential.
Experience and knowledge of operating a wide variety of tools and machinery.
Computer literate all Microsoft office packages ideally, Photoshop.
Life began, like that of any mortal, with my birth. However, I started ‘living’ when I began to feel and register the various nuances associated with the two fundamental parts of human existence – joy and sorrow. This process was further augmented by the diverse associations with like-minded people which inevitably develop based on the most fundamental of human associations – the prime one being that of one’s family. Concurrently, there developed those emotions which evolve from the complexities and tensions linked with alternating periods of happiness and grief, hope and despair. These emotions can not be properly expressed by means of language – spoken or written. It is the irrepressible urge to express these very ‘untold words’ which acted as a catalyst to focus all my attention to painting. I felt that it is through this medium that I could express these complex and sensual emotions. To me the very act of interacting with the canvas is a form of meditation. Being a die-hard optimist and a believer in positivism I am relentlessly fighting to establish a distinct identity through my paint-brush and canvas. However, my struggle is aimed at enhancing the quality of my work, not – at least primarily – to ensure bread and butter. It is the struggle to rise above the material and bring out the real ‘I’ that wants to establish itself in accordance with Bharat’s culture and heritage. It is this frame of mind which inspires me to express myself on the canvas when even the tiniest ray of sunlight or moonlight touches me in spite of the concrete jungle in which we live. Thus it is through an intermingling of various forms, textures, tones, and colours – both familiar as well as unfamiliar – that I create in my works. It is my dream world which in turn serves as a platform for my struggle in today’s world – for my very existence as well as for carving out a niche – a personal space - for myself which transcends the restrictions imposed by society.
Aakriti Art Gallery is one of the most vibrantly active venues of art in India. It exhibits a range of works of artists who are groundbreaking contemporary visionaries, young upcoming talents or historical masters. Founded in 2005 in Kolkata, the Gallery today has more than 1000 works in its collection which are put on display by rotation.
One of the core initiatives of Aakriti which is perused at tandem with the regular programme is the promotion of young upcoming talent. Providing them a platform to launch their artistic careers, stock their works and even buy the work outright that shows creativity and creative uniqueness motivates us as much as exhibiting for famous personalities from the art world.
Aakriti believes in representing a broad spectrum of visual language, style and concepts to reach out to the art community and beyond. It has always been our endeavor to increase awareness, understanding and appreciation of art forms . The new website would equip you with various new features. Our new website gives you the opportunity to navigate through the artworks in the gallery, information about forthcoming events and activities that happen throughout the year.
In case you wish to get in touch with us for knowing more about our activities, purchase of art, call our help desk at 91 33 22895041 or leave a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be glad to come to your assistance.Aakriti Art Gallery http://www.aakritiartgallery.com/