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Position Description
Title: Administrative Assistant
Hours: 20 – 30 per week
Reports to: Executive Director

A unique opportunity to join The Arts Center in Orange, a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to promote an appreciation for fine contemporary art. The Arts Center is much more than a gallery and gift shop; we are a community space and provide opportunities for artists and artisans to hone their practices, teach, exhibit, and sell their work. Our robust schedule of fine art classes also provides a way for members of the community to embrace and express their own creativity.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Greet visitors at the front desk
  • Answer the telephone in an efficient and friendly manner, take messages, transfer calls
  • Check and distribute mail
  • Ensure front desk, gift shop, gallery, and class areas are presentable
  • Check and order office supplies
  • Ad hoc deliveries and shipments
  • Maintain Virginia Arts Gift Shop inventory: add artists and artworks, input data for all incoming and outgoing works, ensure that we have contracts on file for all artists/artworks
  • Update website (Squarespace), assist with social media (Instagram and Facebook), and update mailing list (Mailchimp)
  • Maintain the gallery’s info email account and forward inquiries to appropriate team member
  • Organize the exhibition archive and artwork inventory
  • Assist with the preparation of schedules and marketing materials
  • Assist with research
  • Ad hoc art handling
  • Provide support for events, openings, and public programs

Desired Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have some previous experience in a gallery or museum, or equivalent academic experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Polished, professional demeanor
  • Punctual, organized, meticulous and highly detail-oriented
  • Proactive work ethic, positive attitude and flexible working style
  • Ability to multitask and work in a small, collaborative, and close-knit team setting
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office, database programs, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Suite desired

Application Instructions:
To apply, please submit a brief cover letter and resume to

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