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Job Hunting in the Arts

  • Sotheby's Institute of Art 570 Lexington Avenue New York, NY, 10022 United States (map)

Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Young Professionals in the Arts NYC invite you to join us for “Job Hunting in the Arts,” a panel discussion featuring arts leaders offering tools and tips for finding and changing careers within the arts.  Learn best practices for navigating the job search, application, and interview process with these knowledgable experts in the arts:

  • Ashley Robinson, Director of Career Services at Sotheby's Institute of Art-New York (Moderator)

  • Hillary Burchfield, Founder & President of Hillary Burchfield LLC Fine Arts Executive Search and Recruiting

  • Tim Cynova, COO of Fractured Atlas 

  • Josie Hines, Co-founder, Art Frankly

  • Molly Martin, Senior Manager of Advertising and Data Strategy,  NYFA Classifieds 

RSVP required. Space is limited. Please note that this event will be closed promptly at 6:00 PM due to building security. 

Ticket information: $10 includes a drink. The evening will consist of a panel conversation, Q&A, and an opportunity to network with peers.

Panelists & Bios: 

Hilary Burchfield, Founder & President, Hillary Burchfield LLC – Fine Arts Executive Search and Recruiting

Hillary received her BA from Vanderbilt University, and her MA in Art Business from Sotheby's Institute of Art. She gained professional experience throughout her career at some of the most prominent international galleries, auction houses, art advisories, and other arts organizations, before launching Hillary Burchfield, LLC. The mission of Hillary Burchfield, LLC is to form lasting partnerships with galleries, museums, auction houses, artist estates, artist studios, and non-profit organizations by providing an outstanding group of qualified candidates to build their teams and enhance their businesses. With a personal understanding of the challenges in navigating a career change in the art world, Hillary is dedicated to providing the most thorough job search for each candidate, with a commitment to finding the positions that truly meet their professional goals. Hillary Burchfield, LLC is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of integrity, accountability, discretion and respect in every relationship as we match job seekers to the most exciting and successful companies in the art world. 


Tim Cynova, COO HR, Fractured Atlas 

Tim Cynova directs his efforts towards people-centric organizational design, spending his time assisting teams and organizations with the things they need to create places where people thrive. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a trained mediator, on faculty at Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity and New York's The New School teaching courses in Strategic HR and Leadership & Team Building. He is a certified trainer of the Crucial Conversations and What Motivates Me frameworks, and is a firm believer that Work. Shouldn't. Suck. He currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Fractured Atlas (where he is a member of the organization’s four-person, non-hierarchical shared leadership team). Prior to that, Tim was the Executive Director of The Parsons Dance Company and of High 5 Tickets to the Arts, had a memorable stint with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, was a one-time classical trombonist, musicologist, and for five years in his youth he delivered newspapers for the Evansville Courier-Press. Also, during a particularly slow summer, he bicycled across the United States. Find him on MediumTwitterInstagram and at

Josie Hines, Co-founder, Art Frankly 

Josie is the co-founder and COO of Art Frankly, a platform for art world professionals to find jobs and information. He is a native New Yorker with a background in media production and digital project management. Before starting Art Frankly, Josie worked at the World Economic Forum and for Warner Brothers Entertainment. 


Molly Martin, Senior Manager of Advertising and Data Strategy, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) 

Molly Martin is an arts professional with a background in digital advertising and analytics. She currently works for the New York Foundation for the Arts managing the classifieds section of the website and online advertising. She has previously worked in the education department at the North Caroline Museum of Art and as a Senior Paid Search Marketing Analyst for a leading digital advertising agency. In her free time Molly enjoys visiting open studios, biking, and playing the violin. 

Moderator & Bio: 

Ashley Robinson, Director of Career Services, Sotheby’s Institute of Art- New York 

Robinson is an expert in job search strategy, career advising, and coaching, as well as program development around professional practices. She brings unique insight into the inner workings of the art market, having spent time in the auction and gallery world in London before pursuing a career in education. Previously, Robinson was the Director of Career Services at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, a private fine art and design school offering undergraduate and graduate degrees widely known for producing some of the top creative talent nationwide. She also served on the Alumni Council as a standing staff representative, developing strategies for an ambitious agenda aimed at continued service for alumni. Robinson has served as the Director of Student Services at CATS College in Canterbury, Manager of Wrightson & Platt Gallery in London, Sale Coordinator at Christie’s Auction House in 20th Century Decorative Art & Design, and Executive Assistant to the owner and founder of ARTĚL Glass in Prague, Czech Republic. She holds a BA in Mass Communications from University of California, Berkeley, an MA in Fine and Decorative Art and Design from Sotheby’s Institute of Art-London, and has studied at the Sorbonne University in Paris.