Coco & Morgenstern is the brainchild of two co-workers Sophie Coco and Lark Morgenstern. After sharing stories about job hunting in the art world, we realized that we both casually scrolled through NYFA.org’s classifieds page like it was the New York Times. We shared a unique passion for sharing interesting job postings with friends and exploring opportunities available at different galleries and art-related companies around New York City. It seemed unusual for two people - not necessarily on the job hunt themselves - to find such pleasure in connecting friends to their professional network, editing resumes, and providing ad-hoc interview prep. However, after years of helping friends find jobs, they kept coming back to the conclusion that finding an entry-level or mid-career job in the art and design world is a particularly challenging task. It’s a competitive market, where it’s often "who you know" not "what you know" and they realized there are not enough resources to support the millennial job seeker in this industry. If you are reading this, you probably know this already - but do not fear we are here to help! Our years of experience in auction houses, museums, galleries, and digital art markets give us a unique insight to help you find your next opportunity.
In this blog, we are going to discuss important topics and challenges that the art and design millennial workforce is facing and how you can find success.