Talk about a speedy trail! Last week we opened applications for Art Advisors.
Over the course of 1 week, we received almost 70 applications…shit!
Emily (Kollecto’s Chief Art Advisor) & I were super impressed by the candidates, some of whom had experience at companies like:
- Sotheby’s– one of the world’s largest brokers of fine art
- Christie’s– one of the world’s largest art auction houses
- Frieze– one of the world’s largest contemporary art fairs
- Gagosian gallery– one of the most famous contemporary art galleries
- Artsy– an awesome online search engine & database for art
- & more!
While we considered resumes in our decision, we put a greater emphasis on our case study assignment!
To apply, each candidate had to review a sample client profile.Then, they had to find 3 pieces of art for the client & curate a short write-up for the client about the art.
So our decisions were based on:
- 25% resume
- 35% curation/ write-ups
- 40% awesome art picks for the client
We also asked candidates to fill out a survey about WHY they applied to Kollecto. Almost half the candidates filled it out & I was amazed by the results.
We closed applications on Wednesday & gave people answers about next steps on Thursday. I consider that to be pretty darn fast! You know those companies that never respond then you apply for a job… Well, we decided not to do that.
In my next post, I’ll introduce our new group of Art Avisors & show you the awesome art they picked!!
Hi there- My name is Tara Reed & I’m the founder of Kollecto. I'm a non-technical founder building software without writing any code.I’m also a first-time entrepreneur who swore I'd never become an entrepreneur…Oh well, sh*t happens! :) Follow my journey as I build a cool art startup...