Art Manager: Classic-chic. Don’t compete with your VIPs.
Assistant: If you are a daughter or son of the Top 200 collectors, you will be able to turn down offers.
Art Manager: Speaking more than 5 languages fluently increases your chances. Swiss-German should be one of them.
Assistant: Better to ask when the resting hours are.
Art Manager: During the fair season, you will be on call 24/7. Off-season, you can expect regular working hours.
Assistant: Don’t ask.
Art Manager: Deciding who gets a VIP pass is priceless.
Assistant: Art history is a safe choice but journalism could be an alternative–best in combination with social media management.
Art Manager: Masters in International Relations. And definitely, Psychology.
Assistant: Brad Pitt buys a work from your gallery and you are allowed to hold the iPad.
Art Manager: When Karl Lagerfeld flies in with his beautiful entourage. And the week after the art fair.
Assistant: The last day of an art fair, if there haven’t yet been any serious sales.
Art Manager: The last day of an art fair, if there haven’t yet been any serious sales.
Assistant: Home, gallery, artist studio, storage, gallery, home, artist studio…
Art Manager: High, as you will also have to sneak into other art fairs to bond with “your” collectors.
UNTOLD FACTS IN JOB INTERVIEWS
Assistant: What you’re actually applying for is a social media position, because your boss will ask you daily about the number of new Insta followers.
Art Manager: The fair happens maybe once or twice per year. For the rest of the year, the position is not as VIP as you might wish. Your daily routine includes data entries and research on www.larryslist.com.
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