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Associate Director, International Gallery

Posted: 28.04.2022
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: LA London, UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

Our client, an international gallery, is looking for an Associate Director in London.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing and sharing a network of useful contacts to nurture and support the commercial and non commercial activities of the Gallery, in order to maintain a high qualitative level and the good name of the Gallery itself. Responsible for developing, inside and outside the Gallery, effective relationships to support the exchange and sale purchase of products.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a qualified network of collectors able to support and absorb, from a commercial point of view, the volume of production by artists who collaborate with the Gallery
  • Responsible for developing reporting procedures for collectors, artists and events (fairs, exhibitions, museums), as well as for keeping the relevant company DB up-to-date

Person Specification:

Experience:

  • Must have had 3/5 years’ experience with the sale/purchase of works of art for gallery structures.
  • Strong and proven competence in commercial negotiation, with a potential client portfolio.
  • Deep knowledge of contemporary art and the market.
  • Ability to manage and evaluate business planning of exhibitions and events.
  • Working experience with artists welcome.

Knowledge and Competencies:

  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • Ability to develop and manage effective multi-level relationships, with a marked propensity for active listening.
  • Organizational and analytical skills, with an innate sense of practicality.
  • Open to experimentation and learning, able to exercise leadership recognized on the basis of competences and interpersonal relationships.
  • Willing to debate, humble, but assertive and determined when necessary.