Job opening: KADIST San Francisco Gallery Associate

Position Overview
KADIST San Francisco is seeking a highly motivated, positive and personable person who wants to be part of an international contemporary art nonprofit organization. Reporting to the SF Director, the Gallery Associate will welcome visitors on Fridays and Saturdays and facilitate their visit and access to an exhibition of artworks from the KADIST collection, and our screening space dedicated to video artworks. Artists presented bring an international perspective to contemporary socio-political issues and include Zarouhie Abdalian, Tarik Kiswanson, Wang Tuo, and more.

Main Responsibilities
• Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Serve as a welcoming, inclusive, and professional representative of KADIST
• Act as the first point of contact for visitors to the KADIST gallery. Greet and monitor the safety of visitors during gallery hours
• Provide and organize in-person gallery tours contingent on Covid-19 restrictions
• Monitor security of artworks and equipment on display
• Provide periodic attendance and participation reports
• Support exhibition outreach
• Perform occasional administrative tasks across various departments
• Assist with occasional events

Qualifications
• Personable, articulate, positive, and passionate about engaging with the public and the institution’s values
• Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
• Proactive and comfortable with communicating with external collaborators
• Some knowledge of contemporary art. Professional experience in the contemporary art field, education, studio art, art history, or related field is appreciated, but not required.
• Hospitality experience welcome

Position
The contractor position is to provide the above responsibilities for the KADIST gallery during normal hours on Fridays and Saturdays, 11:45 am-5:15 pm, March 31 through August 12, 2023. Occasional additional evening hours for in-person gallery events to be determined. The position is onsite at KADIST San Francisco, 3295 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110. PPE will be provided to all staff and all people visiting the gallery based on current guidelines. KADIST San Francisco strictly follows all health and safety protocols as recommended by the CDC, state, and local governments. Hourly rate: $20/hour, paid bi-weekly.

Application
Please submit your resume and short cover letter to galleryassociate@kadist.org by Sunday March 12, 11:59pm. Please include “KADIST SF Gallery Associate” in the subject header. Interviews will take place the week of March 13. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

About KADIST
KADIST is a non-profit contemporary art organization that believes artists make an important contribution to a progressive society through their artwork, which often addresses key issues of our time. Dedicated to exhibiting the work of artists represented in its collection, KADIST encourages this engagement and affirms contemporary art’s relevance within social discourse. Its local hubs in Paris and San Francisco organize exhibitions, physical and online programs, and host residencies. KADIST stays apprised of developments in contemporary art via a global advisor network, and develops collaborations internationally, including with leading museums, facilitating new connections across cultures and vibrant conversations about contemporary art and society.

KADIST
3295 20th street
San Francisco, CA 94110
www.kadist.org