“Gallery Girls” a new TV show about unpaid / emotional labour

"…the production company Magical Elves—which is also responsible for Work of Art, Project Runway and others—is looking to round out its roster of six young women in their 20s working entry-level art gallery jobs. Art in America quotes an email describing the ideal candidate:

This gallery girl will inspire others with her wit and charm, but she should also be sly-as-a-fox when it comes to the politics of New York City’s art gallery world. Above all else, her love for NYC should be unwavering as she strives to find her place in the art world.

Meanwhile Bravo expects these underpaid workers to live "a chic, fashionable, art-filled existence," and offer exceptional accounts of "the stress of their demanding bosses."…"

Read full article on The L Magazine

Above image from an actual internship vacancy listing on ColumbiaArts

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