The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation: Foundation Admin Assistant

The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation is seeking a full-time administrative Foundation Assistant.

The Foundation Assistant (FA) provides administrative support to both the Managing Director and the Director of Gallery Relations. The FA helps with all aspects of Foundation activity as needed. This entry-level position is great for recent grads or someone who has only been working a year or two in an administrative position.

The ideal candidate should have a background in art history/arts administration/arts non-profits, strong organizational skills and require minimal supervision. Previous experience in an office environment is required, as is a positive attitude.

Daily and ongoing tasks of the FA include: file and database maintenance, photographic inventory management, responding to public queries, short writing assignments, general office duties and exhibition history research. The candidate should feel confident in his or her ability to interact with galleries, museums, grant seekers and the public.

Some specific responsibilities of the FA will include managing and summarizing grant proposals, facilitating image licensing requests, tracking gallery consignments, processing exhibition loans and maintaining the Foundation’s website.

This position requires excellent interpersonal skills, a proactive sensibility and autonomous task completion.

Experience with FileMaker Pro, Mac platform, Acrobat, Photoshop and Excel preferred.

Hours are 10 to 6, Monday through Friday.

To apply, please email your resume and a brief cover letter to:

Please use the subject line “assistant”

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.


Deadline: September 27, 2019



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