We are seeking temporary staff with a good knowledge of contemporary art to fill the following roles at this year’s Frieze New York.
Transport Assistants: applicants should be personable, patient and outgoing. These positions are based at the ferry terminal and the Frieze bus stop, and involve managing crowds, answering customer inquiries, checking credentials and assisting the Transportation Captain. (A driver's license is not required.)
PR/Press staff: applicants should be personable, patient, and have strong people management skills. Prior PR or events experience desirable, as is an interest in contemporary art. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite would be helpful.
Cloakroom staff: applicants should have the ability to work well under pressure, excellent team-work skills and good sense of humor.
Distribution staff: applicants should be dynamic, enthusiastic and reliable. These positions require staff for additional dates both pre and post art fair and involve manual handling.
Exhibitor assistants: applicants should have good interpersonal skills, be computer literate and have excellent knowledge of contemporary art. A previous visit to Frieze Art Fair is desirable.
Frieze Projects staff: applicants should have an interest in contemporary art and experience in a public facing role. Invigilating and project experience desirable.
Office assistants: applicants should be quick-thinking, methodical and have good communications skills.
Pass administrators: applicants should be IT literate and comfortable using databases. Good people management skills and experience of working with the public and/or contractors in a very fast paced environment are essential.
Runners: applicants should be enthusiastic and friendly. These positions require staff for additional dates both pre and post art fair and involve some manual handling.
Sales staff: applicants should have previous sales / retail experience required as well as knowledge of all frieze publications. A previous visit to Frieze Art Fair is desirable.
VIP assistants/hospitality staff: applicants should have a working knowledge of artists and collectors in the contemporary art world, experience of working with VIPs in a fast moving environment and excellent interpersonal skills required. Knowledge of Filemaker desirable. Please include examples of events/people you have worked with to support your CV.
Application: Please email a one page resume and a cover letter outlining your experience, which position you would like to be considered for and why you are interested in working for Frieze along with the names of two referees to: email@example.com, attn: Julia Simpson. Please specify the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email.
If you are interested in applying for more than one position please send in ONE application and specify all the positions you are interested in, in the subject line.
All applicants should be available between May 8 and May 12; please note that some positions involve training prior to the fair.
The deadline for all applications is 4pm on 10 April 2014. All applicants should have a valid US Social Security number and the right to work in the US.
For further information on Frieze New York please visit http://friezenewyork.com