Public Relations, Marketing, and Gallery Assistant, Jörn Günther Rare Books, Basel, CH


The Public Relations, Marketing, and Gallery Assistant is responsible for assisting the Deputy Director and Head of Administration in performing a wide range of activities related to the sale of artwork, promotion of the Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books AG brand, client outreach, and office administration. This position is based in Basel and is 100%, with possible weekend work required during fair seasons.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• intensive involvement in PR and media work and the conception, planning, and realization of PR and brand communication measures
• writing press releases
• continuous media and blogger relations
• active networking within the media sector
• website content management
• client newsletters and digital invitations
• assisting in the preparation and execution of international art fairs and exhibitions
• editing of object descriptions, catalogues, other content
• assisting in preparation of company publications, including editing and communicating with the publisher
• photo documentation of the works of art
• archival work, including the digitisation of archival material, maintaining orderly digital research data
• book transport with team
• assisting with company mailings

Skills sought and other requirements:
• the right to work in Switzerland or the European Union is required
• ability to speak and write fluently in English, English as a mother tongue preferred, other languages a plus
• If the candidate does not speak German, then a willingness to learn German
• fluency with technology, i.e. Adobe Creative Suite, Office Suite, Mac Finder organisation, ability to use web CMS
• familiarity with the book trade a plus
• willingness to learn not only tasks and technology, but also the vocabulary important to the book trade, specifically related to illuminated manuscripts and early printed books
• teamwork and open communication

If you are interested in this position, please contact Dr. Erin K. Donovan, Deputy Director, with your CV and a brief English writing sample at

Angaben zum Unternehmen
Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books AG
Frau Dr. Erin Donovan
Spalenberg 55
+41 61 275 75 75
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