Gallery Assistant

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Chevelle Reichley | (363) 488-6082 | 2345 Smith Street, New York, NY


As a Gallery Assistant, I have over 1 year of experience working in an art gallery. I am responsible for the day-to-day operations of the gallery, including opening and closing the space, greeting visitors, and providing information about the artwork on display. I also assist with event planning and execution, as well as general administrative tasks. Through my work at the gallery, I have developed strong interpersonal skills and a deep understanding of the contemporary art world.


Gallery Assistant at Museum of Modern Art, NYApr 2022 - Present

  • Successfully hung and de-hung 6 exhibitions with an average of 35 pieces per show.
  • Maintained the gallery’s website, updating it with new exhibitions and events ( averaging 2-3 per month).
  • Coordinated all social media platforms for the gallery including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Assisted in developing marketing materials such as invitations, press releases, eblasts etc.
  • Worked closely with artists to ensure a successful exhibition.
  • Supervised up to 4 interns at a time.

Gallery Assistant II at Guggenheim Museum, NYSep 2021 - Mar 2022

  • Assisted in the installation of 50+ exhibitions over a 3-year period.
  • Acted as liaison between artists and gallery director to ensure efficient communication and collaboration.
  • Handled all shipping and receiving for incoming and outgoing artwork.
  • Created promotional materials, such as postcards and e-blasts, for exhibitions using Adobe Photoshop & InDesign.
  • Maintained cleanliness of galleries on a daily basis through vacuuming, dusting, etc.
  • Monitored sales of artwork during public hours; closed out register at end of each day.


High School Diploma at High School of American Studies at Lehman CollegeSep 2016 - May 2021

I've learned how to study for and take tests, how to do research, and how to write papers.


  • Gallery Assistant
  • Technical Skills for a Gallery Assistant
  • 1. Excellent customer service skills
  • 2. Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • 3. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • 4. Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • 5. Flexibility and adaptability
  • 6. Physical stamina – ability to stand for long periods of time, lift heavy objects, etc.
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Lena Flounders | (435) 943-6580 | Kailua, HI


I am an experienced Gallery Assistant with over 1 year of experience in the art industry. I have a strong passion for art and artists, and I firmly believe that my skills and knowledge can contribute to any gallery or museum. As a Gallery Assistant, I am responsible for various tasks such as customer service, sales, marketing, event planning, and administration. My years of experience have allowed me to develop excellent communication and organizational skills which are essential in this field. In addition to my professional experience, I also hold a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from XYZ University which gives me additional insight into the world of art.


Gallery Assistant at The Contemporary Museum, HIJun 2022 - Present

  • Researched and selected artwork for the gallery’s collection, which increased viewership by 25%.
  • Arranged and hung art exhibitions, which were viewed by an average of 500 people per day.
  • Wrote exhibition catalogues and press releases, resulting in media coverage in 3 major newspapers.
  • Negotiated contracts with artists, including commission rates and copyright agreements.
  • Processed sales of artwork, totaling $120,000 over 6 months.
  • Managed inventory of supplies and equipment worth $10,000.

Gallery Assistant II at The Honolulu Museum of Art, HIAug 2021 - May 2022

  • Assisted in hanging and lighting of exhibitions, which included (6) solo shows and (12) group shows.
  • Wrote labels for each work in the exhibition.
  • Maintained gallery appearance by regularly dusting artworks, frames, pedestals, etc.
  • Handled sales transactions for both cash and credit card purchases.
  • Acted as a liaison between artists/clients and thegallery director.
  • Supervised up to 3 interns at a time.


High School Diploma at Kamehameha Schools, HawaiiSep 2017 - May 2021

I've learned how to read, write, and do math.


  • Art history
  • Knowledge of artists
  • Curatorial skills
  • Research skills
  • Writing and editing ability
  • Organizational skills
  • Public speaking