Press and communications Manager

New York

Opera Gallery seeks a Press and communications Manager to join its New York team. The position is based in New York and reports to the Communications Director. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-4 years’ related experience in PR.


Press and Media Relations


  • Work closely with the Communications Director and managers based in the Paris gallery on global communication strategies.
  • Plan and implement strategic international press campaigns to promote the gallery’s New York exhibition programme, related events, gallery announcements and involvement in art fairs.
  • A creative and informed approach to pitching for reviews, art market coverage, features and listings to support the New York gallery’s exhibition programme – including for media collaborations relating to gallery events, leveraging the gallery’s marketing assets with the media (videos, photography, live streams, artist interview content.
  • Nurturing and developing relationships with press, TV, radio and web contacts in local, national and international media, spanning print, online and broadcast, and including regular contact and meetings.
  • Maintain and update extensive press list database; develop tailored press lists to support PR campaigns and monitor/flag new press contacts for the team
  • Significantly contributing to communication materials related to the gallery, including writing press releases, media alerts and invites.
  • Responding to varied media requests including images, as well as monitoring media coverage, updating the team and managing press clippings database for New York.
  • Manage journalist briefings, photo calls/ press breakfasts and various events.
  • Maintain communications planner/ event calendar updated with deadlines of materials to be issued and ensuring communications deadlines are met.
  • Liaise with museum press offices and PR agencies as required.
  • Represent the gallery at events, as required.


Digital Communications and Content


  • Contribute to content strategies over the gallery’s platforms, including but not limited to the gallery website, social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), e-blasts and third-party partners (i.e. advertisers, distributors, Artsy, Artnet, etc.)
  • Input on global social media schedule as relates to Opera Gallery US activity and corporate goals
  • Writing and formatting press e-mail communications via Mailchimp (press releases, preview invitations, event invitations, general news announcements).


 The successful candidate will have the following attributes:


  • Bachelor’s degree (Liberal Arts, Art History, Marketing or Communication (or related fields) 
  • At least 3+ years of experience working in the PR/comms department at a museum or gallery and/or PR agency.
  • Excellent written and communication skills, as well as analytical organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Interest and excellent knowledge of the visual arts with an awareness of current art world trends.
  • Working knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign, Microsoft Office and Mac OS X.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including verbal and writing
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Literacy in media with strong analytical skills
  • Experience of working in an international company is preferred.


To apply please send your CV and cover letter to with “Press and Communications Manager” in the subject line.