Our client, a well-known Spanish gallery specialising in Modern and Post War art, is looking for an experienced and well-connected Senior Partner for their Paris gallery.The candidate will be responsible for liaising with a portfolio of clients, conducting top level business deals and representing the gallery on a global level.
The candidate profile:
  1. A minimum of 15 years’ related work experience in the art world, ideally in a sales/advisory or commercial/business role.
  2. Ability to develop and retain their client portfolio and ensure strong client relationship management by understanding requirements and ensuring needs are met, enabling new business growth
  3. Ability to develop and advise on commercial strategies in line with the gallery’s goals and objectives
  4. Capable of representing the gallery at international Art Fairs including TEFAF and Art|Basel, with a working knowledge of the work of the galleries’ main artists
  5. Solid knowledge of performance reporting and financial/budgeting processes. Commercial awareness partnered with a global, strategic mindset.
  6. Educated to degree level (preferably in Business or Art related courses)
  7. Native French speaker needed, with a high level of English language (both spoken and written). Additional languages (Spanish, Italian) would be ideal but are not a requirement.
The client is very open in terms of how the position and remuneration are structured but assume that someone of this type of profile would prefer to work as a consultant/on a day rate or on a commission basis. Most important is that the candidate has relationships with French and Paris-based collectors of Post-War art. There is a desk and a space where they can receive clients/arrange viewings as required.

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