Gallery Assistant

Updated on: 13 May 2018
Flexible Permanent, 20 hrs/wk Rice University University of Saint Thomas
Houston, TX, United States

The Antiquarium Antique Map and Print Gallery seeks a high achieving and meticulous Rice University Undergraduate student for a paid role in our antique print, map and custom framing gallery in the River Oaks district of Houston.  Qualified candidates should be motivated by helping clients find and decorate with beautiful objects from our extensive collection, be exceptionally organized, and have a passion for perfection.   We seek a person to join our family, a person with exquisite taste, a strong sense of style and design.  The candidate we hire will assume an important role that could include researching and cataloguing rare antiques, assisting with social media marketing, outreach and some administrative duties.  This role will include a significant customer facing retail sales component.


Keys to Success

  • Serve as our brand ambassador when greeting visitors and clients, convert prospects into customers using extensive product knowledge of art and custom framing
  • Consistently exceed the expectations and requirements of internal and external clients
  • Maintain standards for visual merchandising, gallery cleanliness, safety, and operations - all executed and implemented in a timely manner
  • Monitor the gallery email account and forward inquiries, own follow up to ensure inquiries are closed
  • Input and update contact information and address preferences in our database
  • Other duties as assigned - we are a small team and we all pitch in where needed

Qualifications:

  • Candidates fluent in English and at least one additional language will be given preference
  • Self starter  with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Collaborative team player eager to participate in and lead process improvement efforts
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, punctual and professional demeanor and appearance
  • Comfortable with technology and open to advancing technical skills
  • Able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
  • Articulate, confident and a team player
  • Prefer candidates with experience in a luxury retail environment

Desired skills

Brand Ambassador

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