Art gallery assistant
I work as a gallery assistant in high end commercial art gallery called Halcyon Gallery, which is located in New Bond Street and Harrods.
How did you get into it?
I was very lucky and had a contact who worked in the gallery and he put me forward for the role.
What do you enjoy about it?
I enjoy being surrounded by incredible art work all day and being involved with the selling of such beautiful works. I also have a really great team which makes daily working life very enjoyable!
What do you wish you had known before you entered your industry?
I wish I had known more about the art market. Having done an art history degree I was set up for art of the past as opposed to what is actually going on today in the current market. However, the more time I spend here the more and more I learn, but lack of initial knowledge did pose some problems at first but it encouraged me to go out and learn more. I also wish I had had a better knowledge of Excel, but again this is something I have picked up along the way.
Top tips for someone wanting to start out in your sector
To make sure they know about the current art market and competitors. Also-