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Sales Associate, Contemporary Art & Design Gallery

Posted: 27.09.2022
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Location: London, UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

We are looking for a Sales Associate to join the team in a Contemporary Design and Art Gallery in Mayfair. The ideal candidate will be highly personable and passionate about contemporary design and art and have strong sales and client relations experience.

This role is full time, based in the Gallery, Tuesday – Saturday.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for achieving annual sales target & supporting the gallery’s initiatives
  • Manage the galleries portfolio of clients & work on strategies for new client development with the Director to ensure continued sales growth
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with all clients
  • Host clients at the gallery and international fairs/exhibitions and represent the gallery at art industry events as required
  • Liaise with internal teams to ensure agreed completion of client sales are met
  • Learn & maintain a full understanding of all gallery artists, pieces exhibited on the gallery floor, exhibitions (including museum acquisitions and exhibitions) and fairs to convey information to clients
  • Support & develop strategy for all exhibitions and fairs including but not limited to sales previews, events, ongoing client communications with the Director
  • Plan 1-2 trips per year to international cities for client development and outreach with the Director
  • Must be positive, results-oriented and can work under pressure, and have the ability to work a flexible schedule to ensure the success of the gallery

Essential Skills/Requirements:

  • Proven relevant experience
  • Strong sales and client relationship skills & experience
  • Established professional network in UK and/or Internationally
  • Knowledge of Collectible Design, Furniture, Sculpture, and Contemporary Art
  • IT skills, including use of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to provide out of hours support and travel for exhibitions and art fairs, as required
  • Due to the nature of the role, there will be requirement to work on occasional Sundays (for Art Fairs or Events)