Dear Sir / Madam,
I am writing to apply the position of part-time shop assistant, which I saw advertised in today's Abstract News ( August 6th ).
I am twenty years old and I have worked as a shop manager and shop assistant, for approximately four years in a souvenir shop at Knossos in Crete, so I already have some experience. I speak English, French, Russian fluently.
As for my personal qualities, I would describe myself as punctual, sociable, hard-working and keen on art. I am very interested in contemporary art and I would like to learn more about it. I believe this post would give me this opportunity. This job will give me a chance to learn more about art and gain valuable experience.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information. I am available for an interview at any time and I look forward to hearing from you.