Marketing Assistant - The Armory Show 2024

Frieze is the world’s leading platform for modern and contemporary art, dedicated to artists, galleries, collectors and art lovers alike. Frieze comprises three magazines – frieze, Frieze Masters Magazine and Frieze Week – and seven international art fairs – Frieze London, Frieze Masters, Frieze New York, Frieze Los Angeles, Frieze Seoul, The Armory Show and EXPO Chicago. Legacy art fair brands The Armory Show and EXPO Chicago were acquired by Frieze in September 2023. In October 2021, Frieze also launched No.9 Cork Street, a permanent space for visiting international galleries in the heart of Mayfair, London. Frieze is part of the IMG network.

A cornerstone of New York's cultural landscape since its founding in 1994, The Armory Show brings the world's leading international contemporary and modern art galleries to New York each year. The fair plays a leading role in the city's position as an important cultural capital through elevated presentations, thoughtful programming, curatorial leadership, meaningful institutional partnerships, and engaging public art activations.

The Armory Show, taking place September 6-8, 2024 with a VIP Preview September 5 at the Javits Center in New York City, and we are seeking enthusiastic and self-motivated candidates for several positions. The roles each offer a diverse set of responsibilities, and valuable insights into the inner workings of one of the world’s largest and most prominent international art fairs.

Duties include but are not limited to:  

  • Liaise with most media partners to track advertising and partnership deliverables, coordinate and track all advertising flights, and help with reporting and measurements. 
  • Help with coordinating vendors  
  • Coordinate all sponsor deliverables and liaise with serval departments and agencies to insure proper representations 
  • Assist with weekly ticketing and sales reports 
  • Assist with ticketing campaigns and implementations     
  • Assist with material distribution at the fair and other marketing-related duties on-site 
  • Perform administrative tasks as needed, including managing general inbox and calls 
  • Assist with on-site signage production and installation by coordinating with graphic designers, printers, and various fair departments to produce, deliver, and coordinate the installation of all signage; serve as point-person for on-site signage queries 
  • Assist in collating marketing analytics and drafting reports  

Requirements

We are looking for a dedicated individual who can learn quickly and is curious and very enthusiastic about the job. This position will coordinate with several other departments, and it is key that the Marketing Assistant is team player and able to multi-task. 

  • The Marketing Assistant will work directly with the Marketing Director to assist with key marketing initiatives and production projects. Applicants must be responsible, punctual, tolerant of stress, have spectacular attention to details, and good interpersonal skills and presentation. Required skills include:  
  • Strong proofreading abilities and attention to detail 
  • Event planning and production experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related subject 
  • Knowledge in digital marketing particularly in social media advertising 
  • Basic knowledge in graphic design a plus 

Salary: $27 per hour

Contract dates: Full-time June to mid-September 2024 

Please attach a combined PDF of your resume and cover letter outlining your experience and interest and submit to info@thearmoryshow.com, with the subject line “Marketing Assistant.” Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  

All applicants must have the right to work in the US and be available for a hybrid of in-person and remote work from New York. 

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.