Gallery Relations Liaison (Hong Kong)
Artsy seeks an art world professional to manage existing relationships with galleries and to identify new opportunities to expand Artsy’s presence in Asia. This role is at the very core of Artsy’s mission to build one of the largest collections of art available online.
Your primary responsibility will be to maintain active relationships with Artsy's leading gallery partners across China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Working with between 80-120 gallery partners, you will advise them on how to grow their audience and sales through the Artsy platform, provide technical support for managing their online profiles and inventory on Artsy, and maintaining timely communication with colleagues based in New York, Los Angeles, and Europe. You will work with our small Hong Kong-based team as Artsy looks to establish a robust local presence. You must be self-motivated and thrive on the ability to work autonomously.
As a Gallery Liaison, you will be required to demonstrate a unique blend of art world knowledge, humility, empathy, creative insight, self-motivation, and attention to detail. The role requires an individual who not only excels at fostering external relationships within the arts community, but who is also willing to roll up their sleeves and help galleries manage their inventory and create individualized online listings strategies. You must also be passionate about making art accessible to a greater audience of people through technology.
The ideal candidate has a BA in a liberal arts major (ideally art history), 3+ years of work experience in the contemporary art world, is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese (spoken and written) and is an active participant in the local arts community. You must be based in Hong Kong and available to start immediately on a full-time basis.
To apply, please submit your resumé and a cover letter here.
Artsy’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. We are a resource for art collecting and education.
Artsy features the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions, all in one place. Our growing database of 400,000 images of art, architecture, and design by 50,000 artists spans historical, modern, and contemporary works, and includes the largest online database of contemporary art. Artsy is used by art lovers, museum-goers, patrons, collectors, students, and educators to discover, learn about, and collect art.
At Artsy there are no specific work hours or policies, no pointless bureaucracy. We only care that you achieve inspiring results and are a joy to work with. This means you must be highly energetic, enthusiastic, and resourceful—no problem is too big or too small for you to tackle. You will enjoy both responsibility and autonomy in your work.
WORKING AT ARTSY
In addition to our vision of a world where art is as popular as music, Artsy has five core values that will inform your experience at Artsy.
Art x Science: We believe in uniting empathy with logic, emotion with data, and intuition with research in everything we do. Whether in business strategy or design, culture or code, we seek the magic that happens when the often separate worlds of art and science come together.
People are Paramount: We spend extraordinary energy finding the best person for a job—and once found, we give them the trust and autonomy to be CEO of their role. We avoid pointless bureaucracy and prefer to empower people with information rather than limit them with process.
Quality Worthy of Art: We aim to create an experience worthy of all the world’s art and so hold ourselves to the highest standards in all our work. We believe that the best long term quality comes from rapid shipping, iterating, and learning as we go.
Positive Energy: We know positivity and optimism benefit our work, and we harness positive energy as a vehicle towards greater awareness, growth, and collaboration. We believe in cultivating a positive relationship to art as opposed to one based on exclusivity or scarcity.
Openness: We believe in being open with each other and the world—whether in open-sourcing our code, sharing feedback, or building a diverse and inclusive work culture. We believe in bringing our full selves to work and manifesting an open world where everyone has access to art.
Artsy is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, disability, and veteran status.