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Sales Assistant, International Gallery

Posted: 28.09.2022
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: $60,000
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Job description:

Our client is seeking a detail-oriented, hard-working, and enthusiastic Sales Assistant to host clients and support the sales team in their gallery in Los Angeles. The ideal candidate will be methodical, well-spoken, and collaborative. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a fast-paced, international gallery and be a part of the busy sales team. The position is Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM – 6 PM, with additional hours as needed for events and work-related tasks.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a public-facing representative of the gallery, speaking about program with visitors, collectors, interior designers, and artists
  • Host clients, deliver sales pitch
  • Assemble sales collateral for client viewing
  • Organize client contact database and record activity/interests
  • Generate artwork invoices and track payment
  • Manage international shipment and installation of artworks
  • Liaise with logistics team on condition of artworks and oversee any needed repairs
  • Organize material sample library and track sample loans
  • Book travel, hotel, and restaurant reservations
  • Attend to general administrative tasks, including answering phones, mailing books, sorting correspondence, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1-3 years work experience in a sales position at another art/design gallery or design firm required
  • Excellent communication etiquette in person, on the phone, and over email
  • Quick problem-solving skills in high-pressure, deadline driven environment, time management
  • Passion for contemporary art and design
  • Career interest in sales
  • Degree in Art History or related field preferred
  • Skills in a Mac-based environment and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of ArtLogic and Asana a plus
  • Preference for candidates with additional foreign languages (Spanish, Italian &/or French)
  • Poised and polished appearance to fit a gallery environment
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion