Our client is seeking a high-achieving polished Sales Director with a significant opportunity to help shape the next phase of a rapidly growing gallery.
The ideal candidate will have 4+ years’ experience, a proven sales record in an art gallery with a focus on Contemporary Art, and marketing and managerial experience.
They must also possess strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication, project management, organizational skills, and the ability to work in an intimate team-oriented setting. High energy, determination, and a collaborative and positive, caring attitude are key organizational values to contribute to the gallery’s positive working dynamic.
Main Responsibilities:
  • Create and execute strategic outreach programs to generate sales revenue and achieve sales goals
  • Perform sales and meet targets ($500k a year; $40k per month in 1st quarter)
  • Build and maintain client relationships
  • Strategize sales initiatives and campaigns including social media
  • Light art handling
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Assist with all aspects of gallery operations
  • Preparing for new exhibitions and art fairs
  • Liaise with represented artists
  • MA in Art History preferred but not required
  • A minimum of four years relevant sales experience with a proven record of achieving sales
  • A significant industry contact list and personal client base
  • Strong knowledge of contemporary art, 20th century and contemporary photography, and the international art market.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, are imperative.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office on Mac.
  • Knowledge of Artsystems and Mailchimp.
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, pleasant, hard-working, professional, and have the ability to multitask.
  • Candidates should be able to commit 5 days per week including weekends and work additional hours during openings and art fairs.
Salary: $68,000 base (flexible) with 5% commission on sales. Included will be 50% contribution health insurance, 2 weeks holiday after 6 months.
This is a full time position, Tuesday to Saturday.
COVID information: the gallery is taking all necessary precautions for the wellbeing of the employees. This position will be based in the gallery.

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