Applications for this role are now closed, however if you would like to be notified of future Gallery Assistant roles please email your CV to the email address below and we will notify you when the next role opens up.  We would love to hear from you.


We are looking for a practical and friendly person to join our close knit team. The gallery environment is engaging and fast paced, with every day bringing something new.  This role is a combination of hands-on handling artworks, client interactions as well as general administration.

Our Art Gallery Assistant’s play a vital role in the daily operations of the gallery, providing support to the gallery team and ensuring a positive experience for visitors.  The position offers a valuable opportunity to gain experience and exposure to various aspects of running a dealer gallery as well as providing the opportunity to develop highly transferable skills.

A desire to learn and inquisitive nature is key to thriving in this role. Don’t worry about the rest – we’ll provide all the necessary training to equip you with the skills you need.


  • Greet and welcome visitors to the gallery
  • Support gallery team with enquiries and aid in sales process facilitation
  • Ensuring smooth running of the gallery by managing administrative tasks including email correspondence, ordering supplies, and supporting the team in their day-to-day activities


  • Assist with administrative tasks, such as responding to gallery emails, filing, creating price cards and generating artwork authenticity certificates / insurance valuations (with the full training & guidance of the team)
  • General exhibition administration including creating price list’s
  • Assisting with maintenance and cleanliness of the gallery space, ensuring a visually appealing and welcoming environment


Experience in handling artworks is desirable, but comprehensive training will be provided.

  • Safely, delicately & confidently handle a wide range of artworks, including paintings, sculpture, and works on paper
  • You will assist in packaging and hanging artworks, as well as decommissioning of exhibitions


To be successful in this role, you will need to have excellent communication skills and be a team player.

  • Strong focus and attention to detail
  • Desire to learn and inquisitive nature
  • Time management and organisational skills with ability to organise, prioritise, multitask
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a committed team
  • A warm, inclusive and friendly manner and a passion for exceeding client expectations
  • Computer literacy
  • Physical ability to lift and move heavy objects
  • Experience in handling artworks is desirable, however comprehensive training will be provided.
  • Being a people person is key to thriving in this role. Don’t worry about the rest – we’ll provide all the necessary training to equip you with the skills you need.


Since our establishment in 1976, Parnell Gallery has fostered strong relationships with clients and artists while developing a trusted and recognisable brand. We are one of the longest standing galleries in New Zealand.

We are a close & supportive team who have a shared passion for art.  Working together in a dynamic and professional environment while surrounded by beautiful artworks, we love coming to work.  To provide an authentic perspective on our team, we approached one of our recent team members, Ellie, to share her feedback on her experience working with us. Ellie was part of our gallery for 14 months, initially joining as a Gallery Assistant and later transitioning to the role of Art Consultant before relocating to Australia.

“The time I spent at Parnell Gallery has had a significant influence on what I expect from employers moving forward. Anna, Sally and the team foster a creative environment based on trust, respect, and transparency where questions, curiosity, and development are embraced in every domain. I can’t overstate how instrumental the impact of this culture has had upon my professional development and approach to work; what I once considered personal flaws (i.e. attention to detail), I now take as opportunities to nurture into strengths. I am so proud to be connected to Parnell Gallery and the opportunities my time there continues to provide.”



Casual weekend work on a Saturday or Sunday.



Sound like you?  Then we would love to hear from you.


To apply please send your CV and a cover letter to:

Anna Silcock


In your cover letter please note –

  1. where you saw this job advertised
  2. your availability to work on Saturday and/or Sunday’s