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Sales Assistant, Blue Chip Gallery

Posted: 14.01.2022
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Location: London, UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

Our client is looking for a full-time Sales Assistant to work alongside two gallery Directors. The ideal candidate will have a BA in Art History and/or Arts Administration, and at least two years related experience or the equivalent. Strong organizational skills, the ability to carefully manage multiple projects and meet deadlines, a keen eye for detail, and a thorough working knowledge of Contemporary Art and Modern Art are required. This position involves significant contact with clients, artists, estate representatives and curators. Discretion, superior judgment, maturity, and poise are essential. Superb written and oral communication skills are required. Strong preference will be given to candidates with proficiency in Chinese and/or Korean languages.

Below is a description of primary duties:

  • Respond to all artists and artist studio/estate needs, communicating with external contacts, etc
  • Monitor all artists’ solo/group exhibitions, both domestic and international, manage checklists and loans
  • Liaise with gallery staff regarding all aspects of inventory & exhibition management: production, shipping, framing, photography, research, etc.
  • Assist Director in preparing, sending and monitoring all sales offers, exhibition and art fair previews; work with marketing department to obtain images, provenance, press packs or all other relevant documentation for offers
  • Manage Director’s post-sale; manage invoicing, production, framing, shipping etc.
  • Prepare secondary market research as requested; track certain auction sales and results
  • Receive, organize and manage all appraisal requests
  • Prepare/coordinate gallery viewings
  • Create and manage guest lists for exhibitions/dinners, support Director during openings
  • Organize Directors schedule, plan and book travel, keep track of meetings and manage all expenses

Position hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am to 6pm. Candidate will occasionally need to work additional hours.