D.R.A.W. Recruitment

Sales – Contemporary Art Gallery


Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Basic Plus Commission
Location: London UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

Our client is a contemporary art gallery presenting an international, cross-disciplinary programme with particular focus on conceptual work. Founded in 2013 the gallery first operated as a project space organising exhibitions in London as well as off-site collaborations around the world. Since opening its permanent space, the gallery shows and represents an important array of established and emerging artists and has further assisted in the organisation of international projects.

Due to growth in the business a new team member is required to work closely with the Director to help drive sales and develop the gallery through its next phase.

Main Tasks:

  • Leading on sales, aiming to meet or exceed agreed sales targets
  • Following up and developing new sales leads with Private Clients and Institutions
  • Manage deals through from start to finish, including all pre and post-sale administration
  • Working with the Gallery Director to identify new artists for the gallery programme
  • Attending Art Fairs and Exhibitions as part of the gallery team as required
  • Maintaining the sales database
  • Acting as an advocate for the gallery at industry networking events

About You:

  • Good knowledge of the contemporary art market
  • A number of years of sales experience, in particular dealing with emerging artists
  • Experience in managing private and institutional sales
  • Independent and able to work autonomously in a small business environment
  • Enjoys working with artists and a good eye for emerging talent that may sit well within the gallery programme