JOB: Admin, African-American Fine Art @ Swann Galleries

Administrative Assistant, African-American Fine Art Department


Swann Auction Galleries, an art and rare book auction house, is seeking an administrative assistant for its African-American Fine Art department. Since its creation in 2006, this department is dedicated to the promotion and sale of fine art by important African-American artists from the 19th century to the contemporary.

This is a full-time position, working closely with the director in all department functions, including consignments, catalogue production and auction sales. Administrative assistant duties include but are not limited to answering inquiries, working with consignors and buyers, inventory management, exhibition planning, art handling and research. Assistants also support staff on Swann auction sale days.

Qualifications and Requirements:
• A minimum of an undergraduate degree in art history, fine arts, arts administration/education, or a related field.
• Excellent organizational, communication, visual and writing skills.
• Knowledge of art history and contemporary art.
• Knowledge of PC and Microsoft platforms. Familiarity with digital photography and Photoshop preferred.

Please submit a one page cover letter and a current resumé to Nigel Freeman, Director, African-American Fine Art, via email –



Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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