Assistant to the Director

Submitted by SAG on Tue, 03/13/2018 - 12:29pm

Profile and Job Description

Straus Art Group (SAG) ( is an art consulting firm that specializes in fine art appraisal, acquisitions advisory, art sales, and art collection management.  Appraisal and collection management is central to our business. SAG appraises private art collections for estates, donations, and insurance purposes. In addition to fine art appraisals and cataloging collections, Straus Art Group provides complete art collection management services at every stage of a collector’s life, including advising clients on purchases to add to their collection and sales of artworks. SAG seeks an individual with strong arts administration skills in support of these projects. He/she would assist in our ongoing appraisal activities, conduct detailed and accurate appraisal research, archive and enter data, and support the company’s Director.  Hours range 20-30 hours per week/hourly wage.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating site visits with clients, ensuring that expectations are clear and that deadlines are being met.
  • Assisting in appraisal research, documentation, and data management
  • Supporting principals with administrative tasks including invoicing and expense reporting
  • Managing clients’ collection archives
  • Assisting in curatorial responsibilities
  • Maintaining marketing materials, portfolio, and web site
  • Photo Editing
  • Track and ensure execution of project deadlines and scheduling


Skills & Qualifications: 


Applicant must possess the following:


  • Exceptional organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to work independently to meet deadlines
  • A well-developed visual-literacy and sense of design
  • Complete facility with MS Word™,  Excel™, Power Point™, Publisher™, Adobe Photoshop™ and Light Room™
  • Aptitude to learn and utilize new computer programs
  • Ability to pick up new skills quickly as needed
  • A true interest in art, art consulting, and/or appraisal work
To Apply: 

Email resume and cover letter to

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Joel Straus
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