We are seeking temporary staff with a good knowledge of contemporary art to fill the following roles at this year’s Frieze New York.
Cloakroom staff/Runners: applicants should be enthusiastic, have the ability to work well under pressure, excellent team-work skills and a good sense of humor. Some positions require staff for additional dates both pre and post art fair and involve some manual handling.
Distribution staff: applicants should be dynamic, enthusiastic and reliable. These positions require staff for additional dates both pre and post art fair and involve a high degree of manual handling. We are also seeking an experienced Distribution Manager to manage the rest of the team and coordinate all deliveries on-site.
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 be knowledgeable about contemporary art and have an interest in engaging directly with the public. Invigilating and project experience desirable. Please indicate in your application which Project or Projects you find particularly interesting.
Office and phone assistants: applicants should be quick-thinking, resourceful, react well under pressure and have very good communications skills.
Pass administrators: applicants should be IT literate and comfortable using databases. Good people management skills and experience working with the public and/or contractors in a very fast paced environment are essential.
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.
Sales staff: applicants should be personable and friendly, and have previous sales / retail experience as well as knowledge of all frieze publications. A previous visit to Frieze Art Fair is desirable.
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.)
VIP assistants/hospitality staff: applicants should have a working knowledge of artists and collectors in the contemporary art world. They should have experience of working with VIPs in a fast moving environment, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to cope under pressure. 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, 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. If you are interested in working at the fair in a general capacity but are not certain which department would be the best fit, you can write “General Application” in the subject line of your email.
All applicants should be available between May 11 and May 17; please note that some positions involve training prior to the fair.
Applicants will be interviewed and positions filled on a rolling basis, however the deadline for all applications 15 April 2015. 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 see http://friezenewyork.com