Tour Guide: 2/14 - 2/17

Frieze Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Frieze Los Angeles is a new annual contemporary art fair presented at Paramount Pictures Studios. Premiering February 14 –17, 2019, Frieze LA will join Frieze New York, Frieze London and Frieze Masters on the international art world calendar, reflecting Los Angeles’ position as a global arts capital. Frieze has appointed Bettina Korek as the fair’s Executive Director, working with Victoria Siddall, Director of Frieze Fairs to launch the inaugural edition of Frieze LA. In addition, curator Ali Subotnick will oversee a site-specific program of artist projects and film at the fair. Frieze New York and Frieze LA will together present a unified voice for Frieze in the Americas.

Frieze LA will bring together around 60 of the most significant and forward-thinking galleries from across the city and around the world at Paramount Pictures Studios, a historic studio lot located in Hollywood. Presented in a bespoke structure designed by Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY, the program will celebrate the exceptionally dynamic and diverse culture of Los Angeles and its global contributions to the visual arts.

We are currently recruiting Tour Guides for Frieze Los Angeles. Guides are required to provide private tours to small groups of up to 8 guests, lasting around 45 minutes. The tours will provide a tailored introduction to Frieze, discussing a selection of key works and galleries, and should include introductions to gallery staff. We are looking for contemporary art professionals, with extensive 20th and 21st century art knowledge, who enjoy working with people. You will be required to give up to 4 tours per day and you would need to have availability from 13-17 February 2019 inclusive.

Key responsibilities:

Researching and developing a tour of Frieze Los Angeles, presenting work within a range of periods and media;

Delivering up to four tours per day in a highly dynamic, engaging and inclusive style;

Adapting tour material to suit private group requirements;

Introducing guests to key gallery personnel;

Providing accurate and appropriate information to varied audiences;

Answering visitor questions related to the Fair layout, design and facilities;

Liaising with gallery staff, curators and Frieze staff;

Reporting to the Tours Manager with feedback on each tour given;


Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;

Excellent administrative skills and highly organised;

Excellent personal presentation and faultless punctuality;

An in-depth awareness of the global art market, galleries and art fairs;

A degree in Curating, Critical Writing, Art History or other associated field of study;

Able to interact with both diplomacy and discretion when representing Frieze with patrons of disparate demographics;

Flexible approach to working hours;


Highly desirable:

Tour guiding or docent experience within an arts context;

A network of existing contacts within the gallery world;

Experience in gallery sales;

Ability to provide tours in languages other than English, eg Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian


To apply, please email [email protected] with the following:

An up to date resume

A cover letter detailing your suitability for the role and your availability

Any dates you are not available for interview


Unfortunately we are not able to respond to unsuccessful applications.

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