Meet The Team
The director is the gallerist’s right hand, and is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations by organizing exhibitions developed by the gallerist, maintaining links with the gallery artists, and taking care of sales. Depending on the size of the gallery, the director may be involved in all of these tasks, or delegate some to other employees, such as sales associates, art advisors, curators, and more.
The registrar is in charge of everything that happens within the gallery space, including shipping and customs procedures, inventory management, making sure that the floors and walls are clean, and opening and and closing the doors in the mornings and evenings. Galleries with more than one space will have at least one registrar at each location.
The preparator, or art handler, is normally an artist or art student; their job is to install exhibitions, handle artworks, and pack and unpack artworks. The correct handling of very valuable artworks requires a highly specialized practical skill set, not only to prevent damage, but also to ensure that works are displayed in optimal conditions.