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Batesville Area Arts Council
Seeks Gallery Assistant

Are you passionate about contemporary art and looking for an exciting opportunity to be part of Batesville’s art community? The Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) is currently seeking a dynamic and organized professional to join our team as a part-time Gallery Assistant for the BAAC Gallery on Main. The Batesville Area Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which was founded in 1988, dedicated to providing learning opportunities and experiences through promotion of the arts. In this role, you will play a crucial part in supporting the daily operations of our gallery and collaborating with the Executive Director to enhance our artistic endeavors.


This is a part-time 1-year position with potential for extension. The Gallery Assistant will work an average of 20 hours per week, not to exceed 28 hours, during regular gallery hours, Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.



As a Gallery Assistant, your responsibilities will encompass a diverse range of administrative and hands-on tasks. You will be an integral part of our exhibitions, from assisting in installation to managing marketing initiatives and delivering exceptional customer service. Your passion for contemporary art will be essential in creating a welcoming and enriching experience for our patrons and visitors.


Key Tasks:

  • Exhibition Support: Collaborate with the team in preparing and installing exhibitions, ensuring each display showcases the art in its best light and adheres to the vision of the artists and curators.

  • Marketing Assistance: Assist in crafting compelling content for promotional materials, social media, and newsletters to effectively communicate our upcoming events and exhibitions.

  • Customer Engagement: Interact with gallery visitors, providing a welcoming and informative experience, answering inquiries, and fostering a positive environment.

  • Administrative Duties: Handle various administrative tasks, such as maintaining records, managing inventory, and processing sales transactions.

  • Gallery Maintenance: Ensure the gallery space remains clean, organized, and visually appealing at all times.



To be a successful candidate for the Gallery Assistant position, you should possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • Passion for Contemporary Art: Demonstrate a genuine interest in contemporary art and stay informed about current trends and artists in the art world.

  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential for engaging with visitors, artists, and colleagues effectively.

  • Organizational Abilities: Strong organizational skills are critical for coordinating tasks and managing various projects simultaneously.

  • Computer Proficiency: Proficiency in using Mac computers and familiarity with common software (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office) will be beneficial for carrying out various tasks.

  • Flexibility: Adaptability and willingness to assist with diverse responsibilities and projects as needed.


How to apply:

To apply for the Gallery Assistant position, please submit the following documents to with the subject line “BAAC Gallery Assistant Application”:

  • A Cover Letter detailing your interest in the role and highlighting relevant experience.

  • A Resume showcasing your professional background and education.

  • Three Professional References that can attest to your skills and work ethic.


Application Deadline:

We will begin reviewing applications on August 16, 2023, and the search will continue until the position has been filled.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The Batesville Area Arts Council is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.


Join us in promoting and celebrating contemporary art in our community! Be a part of the Batesville Area Arts Council's mission to inspire creativity and enrich lives through the arts. Apply today and help us make a difference!

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