Frieze Los Angeles Temporary Staff

Frieze is returning to Los Angeles in February 2022, in a new Beverly Hills location. We are seeking temporary staff to fill the following roles:

Accreditation Team: This team issues passes to all personnel working and exhibiting at the fair.  Applicants should be IT literate and comfortable using databases. Good people management skills and experience working with the public and/or contractors in a very fast-paced environment are essential. This role needs to have a good understanding of the security issues surrounding the fair and liaise with security as necessary.

Coat check Team: This team implements and executes a methodical system to ensure the smooth drop off and collection of items at both the coat check and bag drop. This is a public facing position that is important to the overall visitor experience of Frieze. Applicants should be friendly, organized, and collaborative. This position involves extended periods of standing and manual handling.

Distribution Team: These positions are physical and involve a high degree of manual handling. This team assists the Marketing and Production departments with set-up and onsite deliveries. Applicants should be dynamic, enthusiastic, highly communicative, and reliable.

Exhibitor Assistants: Applicants should have good interpersonal, organizational and computer skills, as well as experience working in a fast-paced environment. A knowledge of and genuine interest in contemporary art is desirable, as is prior experience working in an art fair or gallery environment.  Candidates who speak languages in addition to English are especially encouraged to apply.

Frieze Studios Runners: These positions provide production and administrative support for Frieze Studios shoots and events taking place at the fair. Applicants should be excellent communicators, organized, resourceful, comfortable with manual handling and skilled at multi-tasking. Prior experience in film or art production is desirable.  

Info Team: These public-facing positions, managed by the Marketing department, involve handing out fair collateral and answering questions from visitors. Familiarity with frieze publications is desirable. Applicants should be personable and outgoing, as well as comfortable with extended periods of standing.

IT Assistant: This position assists the IT department onsite. This role is physical and requires a high degree of manual handling. An interest in IT is required.

Office Assistant: This position assists the fair organizers, primarily by answering phones, maintaining office tidiness, occasionally leaving site to go on errands, and other tasks as necessary. Applicants should be computer literate, personable, patient, organized, resourceful, and have prior experience in high-pressure professional environments.

PR/Press Team: Applicants should be personable, patient, and have strong people management skills. Prior PR or events experience desirable, as is an interest in contemporary art. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is helpful. Candidates who speak languages in addition to English are especially encouraged to apply.

Tour Desk Assistants: This team manages the tour desk, coordinates the tour guides, greets guests, and communicates information about fair tours. Applicants should be organized and personable.

VIP Assistants: This team works both onsite, greeting VIPs at the entrance to the fair, and offsite, staffing events at various locations throughout fair week. All positions may involve extended periods of standing. Applicants should have prior experience working with VIPs in a fast-moving environment, excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to effectively handle high-pressure situations, and familiarity with database check-in systems. These public-facing positions are incredibly important to the overall visitor experience of Frieze.  

Visitor Experience Team: This team is based at Front of House and engages in a variety of duties including greeting guests upon arrival, responding to any inquiries prior to fair entry, confirming COVID status and performing a soft credentials check. Applicants should be outgoing, patient, detail-oriented communicators who are comfortable addressing crowds and VIP clientele. This position involves extended periods of standing. These public facing positions are incredibly important to the overall visitor experience of Frieze. 

Application: Please email a one-page resume and a cover letter outlining your experience, which position you would like to be considered for and why you are interested in working for Frieze to 

Please specify the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email. If you are interested in applying for more than one position, please send in one application and specify in the subject line all the positions in which you are interested. If you are interested in working at the fair but are not certain which department would be the best fit, you can write “General Application” in the subject line of your email. In addition to the listed positions, other opportunities may be available in additional departments.

Applicants for most positions should be available between February 14 and February 20; some positions may begin and end earlier and later than these dates. Not all positions require availability for the entire week. Applicants will be interviewed virtually starting in early January, and positions will be filled on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. All applicants must have a valid US Social Security number and the right to work in the US.

Our Diversity & Inclusion Statement 

Frieze unites people in our love of the arts. We understand this can only be accomplished when we harness the entirety of our company and lead with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. As a global company that drives culture, we are committed to practicing anti-discrimination including race, gender identity, sexual orientation and disability, together with artists, writers and cultural practitioners from all backgrounds. There is still much work to be done to address systemic inequality and discrimination within the arts and culture industry, and we are dedicated to making progress to both within our own organization and the art world at large.

Frieze is following strict health and safety protocols regarding COVID-19 precautions.