Operations & exhibitions manager @Afikaris

The company

AFIKARIS is a start-up launched in August 2018 by Florian Azzopardi (formerly working for Jumia, #1 ecommerce company in Africa) with the mission to become a reference destination for African contemporary art. Our ambition is to propose the best portfolio of artists from African and African diaspora, from young artists to already internationally recognized ones. We then promote these artist online, to our network of collectors, but also through temporary exhibitions, art fairs, partnership with galleries...

The job

As Operations & exhibitions manager, your main missions will be:

  • Improve customer experience
    • Make sure the full customer experience cycle is optimized
    • Propose advantages to good customers and increase recurrence
  • Improve artists' experience
    • Make sure the artist experience is optimized
    • Propose advantages to best and most trustful artist to increase fidelity
  • Optimize operational costs
    • Manage the operational details for exhibitions and art fairs
      • Take care of shipping, workshops, etc..

    Right now the objective of the company is to build a great community of talented artists, build up its brand image and a community of collectors and customers who love the brand. You will be are the core of these topics. In addition you will have a lot of magnitude to propose and test new ideas, projects, etc…

    The perfect candidate

    • Has entrepreneur spirit and is willing to propose and test new ideas
    • Is business oriented
    • Is autonomous and owner of his topics
    • Has good organizational skills
    • Has good project management skills
    • Has knowledge, taste and interest for contemporary art and Africa
    • Is rigorous with high attention to details
    • Has good communication skills, oral and written
    • Has a good mastery of the pack Office
    • Has good knowledge of e-commerce

    Recommended experience

    • 1-3 years experience in the art world 
    • Business school or master in Art history (with ideally African contemporary art lessons)

    This would be a full time job, to be provided as soon as possible.

    If you are interested, please send an email at florian@afikaris.com