Dr. Jos Hackforth-Jones and Christine Kuan, CEOs of Sotheby’s Institute of Art (SIA), announced the launch of SIAconnect—a new online job portal channeling career opportunities from international art world employers exclusively to SIA’s graduate students and alumni worldwide.
“We are thrilled that our students and alumni will have greater priority access to the top job openings in the art world through this new portal, and we are delighted that Sotheby’s Institute graduates are helping to propel the art business forward in today’s competitive market,” said Christine Kuan.
“We are thrilled that our students and alumni will have greater priority access to the top job openings in the art world through this new portal."
Jos Hackforth-Jones commented that: “Our extraordinary graduates understand the complexities of the art world ecosystem, and have the requisite knowledge, skills and talent to succeed in this sector—this is a fantastic opportunity on all fronts.”
Continuing a 50-year history of educating art world leaders, SIAconnect represents a powerful advantage for Sotheby’s Institute graduates. Over 6,000 SIA Master’s degree students and alumni will have expanded and privileged access to a wide array of jobs, internships, and project-based work through the Institute’s networking of employers, such as: Art Basel, artnet, Arts Council England, Artsy, AXA Fine Art, British Museum, David Zwirner Gallery, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, Gagosian Gallery, Guggenheim Museum, Gurr Johns, Hauser & Wirth, Sotheby’s, The Armory Show, White Cube, and Viyet to name a few.
SIAconnect will facilitate and accelerate the hiring process for both employers and SIA students and alumni in positions the world over: New York, London, Los Angeles, Dubai, Seoul, Berlin, Beijing, Mumbai, and beyond.
The portal enables SIA’s extensive network of industry employers to post jobs and exclusive opportunities to reach a targeted network of students and alumni with experience and knowledge in Art Business, Contemporary Art, Fine and Decorative Art and Design, Modern and Contemporary Asian Art, and Arts Management.
As the demand for talented, educated, and experienced art employees grows each year due to global art market demand, Sotheby’s Institute of Art remains at the forefront of training and preparing the next generation of art world professionals and art market leaders. SIAconnect enables career opportunities to reach a highly selective group of Master’s degree students and alumni and the rapid growth of art businesses are aided through reaching a vetted audience of potential employees.