Parisian Laundry Job Opportunity

Tomorrow is the application deadline for a full time position at Parisian Laundry. Could be a very interesting and fantastic position.

Lifted from the Parisian Laundry Website, Collision 7 exhibition

Application deadline: Monday April 4, 2010 at 5pm
Interviews April 5, 6 & 8

Parisian Laundry is a unique 3 storey commercial exhibition and project space that represents living Canadian and non-Canadian artists and rotates solo presentations of their current and actual practices permanently at the gallery as well as Internationally at Art Fairs.

Responsibilities to the Director:

·       Act as the primary gate-keeper for Director’s office, fielding all phone calls, email inquiries, and drafts correspondence for review and manages confidential assignments and client files

·       Attends staff meetings and provides strategic vision

·       Artist liaison

·       Attendance at openings

·       Hosting visitors

·       Travel
Gallery Development:

·       Sales

·       Prepares presentation portfolios for corporate and museum collections

·       Assist as press and media liaison; organize mailings and publicity associated with the gallery activities

·          Maintain media contact database and build ongoing communications with media to assure promotion of gallery activities and accurate representation of gallery activities

·       Researching potential grants

·       Maintains website and electronic mailing list

·       Periodically reviews and evaluates registration and catalog system to maintain applicability, consistency, and operation

·       Recommends changes in recordkeeping procedures to achieve maximum accessibility to and efficient retrieval of artworks


General Office administration:

·       Data base entry

·       Maintain, update and translate gallery’s office files, both electronic and paper

·       Composes concise description of artworks

·       Invoicing and cheque requesting

·       Reception (Telephone | gallery)

·       Mailings

·       Press releases

·       Customer service


·       Perfectly bilingual written/oral French/English (additional languages a plus)

·       Superior level Microsoft Office proficiency

·       Excellent writing and communication skills

·       Strong background in contemporary art (preferably a BFA or MFA)

·       Ability to work collectively and independently

·       Excellent interpersonal skills

·       Ability to work with VIPs

·       Handle confidential information with exceptional judgment and discretion –

·       Handle multiple assignments while working with diplomacy and efficacy in a highly pressurized environment

·       Ability to take initiative and follow up

·       Strong ability to organize

·       Demonstrated accuracy and strong ATTENTION TO DETAIL

·       Extremely organized.


·       Professional appearance

·       Permanent fulltime

·       40 hours per week including Saturdays but excluding some evenings

·       Available to travel with PASSPORT


Please present a cover letter outlining your interest in the position, relevant background and a current resume.

Email only:

~ by ashcanmontreal on April 3, 2011.

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