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Art Museum Cover Letter Sample

Gallery Assistant Cover Letter

Gallery Assistants aid staff members with administrative and creative tasks, performing duties ranging from managing correspondence to monitoring visitors. They are usually in charge of special events, as well as the safety of the gallery’s collection and computer systems, and they may assist in the setting up and breaking down of exhibits, as well as the coordination of on and off-site events.

A cover letter is a form of communication that acts like a dialogue with your prospective employer before you ever even meet him or her. It can be a great way to offer up your skills and experience so as to stand out from other candidates who are applying for the same job.

Job descriptions for Gallery Assistants showcase such duties as:

  • Assisting clients during sale viewings and on sale days
  • Showing clients property that is on display
  • Answering general inquiries about sales and property
  • Assisting security in the viewing areas

A sample cover letter for a Gallery Assistant that expresses the skills and expertise required for the role is shown below. Also, be sure to check out our extensive Gallery Assistant resume samples.

Dear Ms. Agnes Hamilton:

The description you posted for a Gallery Assistant matches my interests and qualifications perfectly.

With a strong background in fine art and former experience as a gallery assistant, I am confident that I would be a successful part of your team. Having worked for a number of museums and galleries in the past, I have been exposed to a number of aspects of the art world. My experience as Program Coordinator at Diaspora Vibe Gallery in Miami, Florida demonstrates my capability of working with others through the creative process of production while meeting project deadlines. Also, my education including an MFA in Media Art and MA in Chinese Culture and History have allowed me to learn the nuances of people and have provided me with good investigative and analytical skills that will suit your needs for exceptional customer assistance.

I have a unique international background and have lived in several countries across Europe, South America, and Asia, I have also studied and worked in the US and am currently planning to relocate to New York City. I am fluent in English, Spanish, and German and have familiarity with Portuguese and Mandarin. My extensive cross cultural background makes it easier for me to work successfully with clients of all nationalities.

Some of my key skills include:

  • Creativity, ability to improvise to meet customer needs
  • Strong administrative, communication, and organizational skills
  • Quick learner and self starter with high energy
  • Proficient with the internet and social media

I welcome the opportunity to meet with you to further discuss my candidacy and will contact you to see if we might arrange a time to speak about the position. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Irene Lopez

When applying for an unadvertised position, you will need to include a cover letter with your resume to state your interest as well as to start selling yourself. The cover letter should highlight some of your most relevant qualifications and experiences, enhance your resume, and (hopefully) increase your chances of being called for an interview. Use examples from volunteer work and educational and work experiences which are relevant to the types of positions that interest you.

Here's an example of a cover letter written for unadvertised development/administration positions at a museum.

Your Contact Information
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Employer Contact Information

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Dear Mr./Ms. LastName

I am submitting my resume for your consideration with regard to future openings within the development department of The Science Museum.

My past experiences have prepared me well for a variety of development and administrative duties. As a Supervisor for my university's Annual Fund, I maintain and report on a broad spectrum of donor-related information for over 100,000 alumni. This necessitates my familiarity with a diverse staff of both students and administrators, and an awareness of new and continuing initiatives. Additionally, as an intern at a premier clinic for science research, I developed databases for a vast number of patient records, which required self-initiation and excellent time-management.

Furthermore, as a Residential Advisor, I facilitate the planning and implementation of dozens of events in a variety of settings for 700 residents. Moreover, my degree in Biology emphasizes attention to detail, problem solving, written and oral skills, and information analysis. These abilities would greatly add to my effectiveness as a member of a development team.

I am drawn to The Science Museum because I am committed to working in a field that promotes civic education, demonstrated by my past volunteerism and employment in university development. Combined with my background in the sciences, I admire the contribution that The Science Museum makes to scientific exploration, and I would be honored to be a part of the development department.

My salary requirements are negotiable. I am looking forward to learning more about employment opportunities, and can be reached via email at Joe_Applicant@school.edu or by telephone at 555-555-5555.

Sincerely,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

If you're sending a cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message. Include your contact information in your email signature, and don't list the employer contact information. Start your email message with the salutation.