🚀 Internship

Library/Research Intern



11d ago

🚀 Summer Internship


Rolling basis


  • Gagosian is pleased to offer a six-month internship position at our Grosvenor Hill location. We are looking for a committed and proactive individual, with strong research abilities, impeccable attention to detail and a passion for art. Applicants must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task and prioritise.
  • We believe that our Gagosian interns are integral to the functioning of the gallery. Through focused development, we aim to attract and retain a diverse pool of talent.
  • The six-month internship will support the personal and professional growth of the candidate to enhance future career opportunities, both at Gagosian and in the wider art world.
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Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development



  • Manage the gallery’s Integrated Library System (ILS) according to an in-house content standard; and update as needed
  • Aid in the re-organisation of the gallery’s existing library and auction catalogues
  • Maintain and oversee cataloguing of all library books for circulation within the gallery
  • Maintain and oversee cataloguing of all on site auction catalogue inventories
  • Support staff members in collection development for the gallery’s library
  • Catalogue new books for the gallery’s library 


  • Carry out book checks to support members of the global
  • Research team, using both internal and external London libraries
  • Catalogue secondary market artworks; Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary
  • Thoroughly research artworks provenance, exhibition and publication history using online databases, gallery library, external libraries and consignor’s liaisons within the gallery
  • Complete adhoc research requests from sales staff and directors 
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  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Library Information Management, Art History, or equivalent relevant experience
  • Proof of right to work in the UK

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of the gallery world and modern and contemporary art
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (for PC) and Google Docs
  • Familiarity with art resources and databases Ability to maintain confidentiality of information 
  • Excellent communication and written skills 
  • Possess excellent time management and organisational skills 
  • Must be able to work independently and exercise judgement as needed 
  • Able to complete work efficiently and accurately in a deadline-driven environment 
  • Highly detail-oriented Excellent proofreading skills 


  • Prior professional working or internship experience
  • Experience with ILS software, Eloquent OPAC or software as a service
  • Familiarity with Adobe Suite (InDesign) 
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Education requirements