Kaitlin McAndrews

Gallery Manager

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  • LocationUnited Kingdom

About me

 

Dedicated, proactive, and highly organized professional with significant academic and internship experience providing key support to gallery, exhibit, and art fair planning and operation. Proven ability to work as an integral member of a cross-functional team consisting of artists, consignors, registrars, technician, and other gallery personnel. Exceptional communications, and interpersonal skills. Able to seamlessly interact with VIPs, and Executive-Level clients, to ensure the delivery of outstanding client service at all times. Excels in team-oriented environments. My strengths include: Christie’s/Phillips’ Auction Systems • Exhibition Administration • Gallery Management • Discretion & Confidentiality • Administrative Support • Art Fair Coordination • Customer Service • Flexibility • VIP Liaison • Event Management Cross-Functional Collaboration • Office Management • Time Management • Interpersonal Communication • Project Management • Microsoft Office Suite • Scheduling & Travel Arrangements • Pricing & Price Structures • Database Management

Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Fine Art
  • Account Management
  • Client Services
  • Marketing
  • Relationship Management
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Gallery Manager

Tristan Hoare Gallery

Mar 2014
  • Personal Assistant to the Director and Gallery Manager, Apr 2014 – Present? Assist with daily administrative tasks including artist and Director travel/accommodations, correspondence management, press appointments, and studio requests. Maintain and track meetings; ensure currency and accuracy of public calendar. Aid Director in sending out and monitoring offers as well as create consignment contracts for all artworks on loan. Provide superior levels of client services at all times, adhering to strict confidentiality standards, and discretion. • Key contributor in organizing the execution of gallery art fairs, including coordinating work selection and overseas shipments of works, ?managing applications, overseeing booth plans, and preparing the budget. • Analyze and research current market prices, Artnet pricing information, and price structures, utilizing gathered ?data to inform price and cost-related decision-making. • Generate PDFs and Powerpoints of all artworks being exhibited or presented by represented artists • Managing and maintaining the online database and website I created as well as keeping all files up to date when Director is away • Support exhibition administration by liaising with various personnel.

2015

Client Services

Phillips

Jul 2015 - Jan 2015
  • Client Services Representative, October 2014 – January 2015 Assist with daily administrative tasks including executive travels/accommodations, correspondence management, press appointments, and catalogue requests. Maintain and track meetings; ensure currency and accuracy of public calendar. Updated and maintained contact/VIP mailing list, catalogue, and press reviews. Provide superior levels of client services at all times, adhering to strict confidentiality standards and discretion. Applied expertise in programs such as Gavel and Auction Tools to manage and register clients to bid prior to sale. Support exhibition administration by liaising with various personnel. • Key liaison between Auction staff, visitors and clients, providing exceptional customer service. • Key contact for all mail delivery services, international or local. • Key contributor in organizing the execution of events held at the Auction house.

2014

Intern

Michael Werner Gallery

Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
  • Spearheaded data archiving and team coordination to optimize efficiency of gallery operations. Updated and maintained contact/VIP mailing list, catalogue, and press reviews. Managed basic financial/accounting functions. • Key liaison between Gallery staff, visitors, and clients. • Served as the registrar during installation and de-installation of shows.

2013

Work Experience Program

Christie's

Nov 2013 - Nov 2013
  • Charged with handling email and phone correspondence, taking pre-auction installation photos, and compiling/managing item condition reports. Collected information for use in auction catalogues. • Selected to monitor bids and final sale prices during the ongoing auction process.

2013

Head Assistant to the Artist

The Other Art Fair

Sep 2013 - Oct 2013
  • Communicated directly with potential buyers to inform and educate them on the techniques employed by each individual artist as it relates to their work. Assisted artists in preparing for the art fair. • Leveraged consultative selling skills to sell gallery items to an international clientele. • Served in a lead administrative capacity amongst assistants.

2013

Intern Contemporary Art Department

Phillips

Feb 2013 - Oct 2013
  • Assisted with the editing and organization of catalogues prior to publication. Wrote essays that accurately described works of art for the art catalogue. Managed and verified certificates of authenticity, for art works. • Researched a series of artists and compiled fact sheets and specialist sales packets for prospective buyers. • Provided information on current market prices, Artnet pricing information, and price structures. • Monitored bids and final sale prices during the auction itself; compiled and managed condition reports. • Applied expertise in programs, such as Gavel and Auction Tools, to manage lots prior to sale.

2012

Public Relations & Communications Intern

Moma PS1

May 2012 - Sep 2012
  • Managed press relations, including interacting with press, following up on press articles, creating content regarding events, assembling press kits, and editing press clippings. Researched artists exhibiting at MoMA, PS1. Created and organized the press list and company list of event participants. • Managed artists performing in educational programs, including Marina Abramovic, Steve Paxton, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and James Franco. • Instrumental in coordinating and organizing various on-site events. • Utilized social media expertise to update Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and WordPress sites.

2011

Public Relations & Communications Intern

Moma PS1

May 2011 - Sep 2011
  • Managed press relations, including interacting with press, following up on press articles, creating content regarding events, assembling press kits, and editing press clippings. Researched artists exhibiting at MoMA, PS1. Created and organized the press list and company list of event participants. • Managed artists performing in educational programs, including Marina Abramovic, Steve Paxton, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and James Franco. • Instrumental in coordinating and organizing various on-site events. • Utilized social media expertise to update Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and WordPress sites.

2010

Special Assistant to the Director

Asia Society

May 2010 - Sep 2010
  • Analyzed financial and expense reports on behalf of management team. Maintained professional composure and demeanor around Asia Society participants. Researched society artists exhibited in New York. • Involved in coordinating and scheduling events, including the Annual Awards Dinner. • Expanded society marketing reach through social media networking sites. • Communicated and maintained correspondence with Asian embassies

Education

2015

History and Business of Art and Collecting

University of Warwick

Jun 2012 - Jan 2015
  • 'This MA is offered in partnership with the Sir John Soane’s Museum, and validated by the University of Warwick. Our research profile is underpinned by our longstanding relationship with the Wallace Collection. The exceptional collaboration with top institutions is a guarantor of the quality and originality of the program.'

2012

Bachelors of Arts

Occidental College

Aug 2008 - Apr 2012