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Creative Write: Gallery Attendant for Contemporary Art Gallery

island6 is an artist-founded, artist-run project, managed by voluntary staff, and based in Shanghai’s M50 Arts District with a production site and an adjoining gallery for new media artwork.

island6 is devoted to displaying the cutting-edge, humorous, multimedia artwork of the Liu Dao art collective. Through fusing new media techniques with traditional Chinese art forms, Liu Dao has exhibited globally in prestigious art fairs, been commissioned by fashion-heavyweights and prominent International brands, and has expanded to 5 galleries across Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Phuket, Thailand.

island6 is currently seeking skilled writers to join their Shanghai team. However, much more than just writing, the correct applicant should expect to assist in the day-to-day running of the gallery space. Ultimately, we want someone who is looking for a new challenge, but has the artistic creativity to write curation texts, art blurbs, blog posts, marketing materials, and handle social media. In addition, you will receive unique hands-on training and experience in all aspects of gallery management.

Your main duties would involve (but are not limited to):

- Creative Writing

- Writing promotional materials and organizing events

- Implementing Social Media strategies and plans

- Facilitating sales

- Working with upper management team to elevate island6 brand and concepts

- Acting as an ambassador of island6 and the Liu Dao collective.

Position Requirements: 

- Already living in Shanghai, with the right to work (i.e. NO Tourist Visa)

- Knowledge and passion for art

- Native English speaker with excellent written and verbal communication

- Minimum 5 working days a week (11:00-7:00), must be able to work weekends

- Willing to work events and openings

- Ability to write at the gallery workspace very important

- Exceptional initiative, attention to detail, and follow-though skills

- Possess multi-tasking and coordination experience

- Confidence in sales, marketing, and research skills

- Can easily handle deadlines and pressure

- Knowledge of Mac computers, Adobe Photoshop, and MS Office Suite

- Working knowledge of InDesign and Illustrator is a plus

If you meet these requirements, we want to meet you! Email cover letter and CV to Kati@island6.org

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