UPDATE: We were humbled and honored to have 15 applicants for the job, some from Missoula and Billings even! There were so many talented, skilled folks who wanted to work here that we were sorta overwhelmed deciding. Thank you to everyone who applied for the job, and everyone who told someone about the job.
We are very happy to announce we hired Claire Bachofner in July, 2017. Read more here.
Job Announcement for Communications and Gallery Assistant
Download a pdf file of the job description: Gallery Position Description
1+1=1 opened four years ago as a contemporary fine art gallery in downtown Helena, Montana. Owners, Tim Carney and Maureen Shaughnessy are both working artists and are passionate about helping other artists work professionally with galleries and to promote their artwork. A huge part of the 1+1=1 mission is to encourage art appreciators and develop a stronger arts community in Helena and Montana by helping those outside of the traditional art world to feel comfortable with modern art. This includes children of all ages (we are a child-friendly gallery) as well as adults from all walks of life. Our main focus is to be warm, welcoming, and down-to-earth while presenting art collectors and those brand new to art, with a range of very fine art to see, enjoy and buy.
Themed exhibits lasting from 4 to 6 weeks as well as our rotating ”Back Gallery” feature works by 28 local and regional artists we represent and invited artists from across the US and Canada. The gallery also hosts events such as art demos, workshops and classes in the owner’s studio; gallery talks, private parties … and Sound Gallery (a series of jazz, sound and spoken word performances.)
about the position
Maureen has been managing the gallery alone and is finally admitting she needs help. This position begins as a part time position, with the possibility of becoming full time. Duties of the communications and gallery assistant will be varied and interesting. The person we are looking for will be collaborative, creative, focused, have passion and energy for the mission of the gallery; work well with customers and gallery owners; love art and be knowledgeable about art; be plugged into or able to be an integral part of the Helena arts community; and be a great communicator.
how to apply
If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please let us (and them) know. Download the Position Description (below). Position closes July 15th and we hope to have the job filled by the end of August. Thank you for your interest!
Some peeks into days and nights at 1+1=1 Gallery: