Gallery Assistant Cover Letter
Gallery Assistants aid staff members with administrative and creative tasks, performing duties ranging from managing correspondence to monitoring visitors. They are usually in charge of special events, as well as the safety of the gallery’s collection and computer systems, and they may assist in the setting up and breaking down of exhibits, as well as the coordination of on and off-site events.
A cover letter is a form of communication that acts like a dialogue with your prospective employer before you ever even meet him or her. It can be a great way to offer up your skills and experience so as to stand out from other candidates who are applying for the same job.
Job descriptions for Gallery Assistants showcase such duties as:
- Assisting clients during sale viewings and on sale days
- Showing clients property that is on display
- Answering general inquiries about sales and property
- Assisting security in the viewing areas
A sample cover letter for a Gallery Assistant that expresses the skills and expertise required for the role is shown below. Also, be sure to check out our extensive Gallery Assistant resume samples.
Dear Ms. Agnes Hamilton:
The description you posted for a Gallery Assistant matches my interests and qualifications perfectly.
With a strong background in fine art and former experience as a gallery assistant, I am confident that I would be a successful part of your team. Having worked for a number of museums and galleries in the past, I have been exposed to a number of aspects of the art world. My experience as Program Coordinator at Diaspora Vibe Gallery in Miami, Florida demonstrates my capability of working with others through the creative process of production while meeting project deadlines. Also, my education including an MFA in Media Art and MA in Chinese Culture and History have allowed me to learn the nuances of people and have provided me with good investigative and analytical skills that will suit your needs for exceptional customer assistance.
I have a unique international background and have lived in several countries across Europe, South America, and Asia, I have also studied and worked in the US and am currently planning to relocate to New York City. I am fluent in English, Spanish, and German and have familiarity with Portuguese and Mandarin. My extensive cross cultural background makes it easier for me to work successfully with clients of all nationalities.
Some of my key skills include:
- Creativity, ability to improvise to meet customer needs
- Strong administrative, communication, and organizational skills
- Quick learner and self starter with high energy
- Proficient with the internet and social media
I welcome the opportunity to meet with you to further discuss my candidacy and will contact you to see if we might arrange a time to speak about the position. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
4669 John Calvin Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Mr. Gary Pritchett
Human Resources Manager
Floating World Gallery
4534 Bingamon Branch Road
Chicago, IL 60607
Aug 23, 2010
Subject: Application for position of Art Gallery Assistant
Dear Mr. Pritchett,
I wish to apply for the position of Art Gallery Assistant as advertised. I have the necessary skills and qualifications for this post, as well as the necessary experience. I therefore believe that what I have to offer to Floating World Gallery will be of great benefit to the company.
I have a B.S Degree in Fine Arts from Brown University Providence, RI. I also have 6 years experience working as an Art Gallery Assistant at Enterprise Arts.
I have always had a deep love and understanding of the arts since an early age, and I have followed it all my life, furthering my personal education in the arts whenever I could, as well as training professionally for the post I am applying for.
I have considerable experience in cataloguing acquisitions and keeping meticulous records. I have also had experience in planning and organizing exhibitions. This has also involved the initial interpretation of the exhibition and ensuring that the accompanying information flows logically and correctly from a visitor’s perspective.
I have a strict eye for detail and I fully understand the importance of perfection in any exhibition that will be scrutinized by the general public. I also understand that the proper layout of an exhibition can add considerably to its perceived worth.
I feel sure that my proven ability to manage and maintain the highest standards as an Art Gallery Assistant will be of the greatest benefit to Floating World Gallery and I have confidence that I can make a significant contribution to the company.
I may be contacted at (999)-265-8290, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to the opportunity of meeting you at interview level, and I thank you for the opportunity to be considered for the post of Art Gallery Assistant.
(Signature hand written in blue pen ink)