D.R.A.W. Recruitment

Sales Director, Contemporary Art Gallery


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

On behalf of a growing contemporary art gallery based in London’s Mayfair, we are looking for a Sales Director. This senior and key position will report to the Managing Director and will be responsible for delivering sales and achieving the required sales profitability. The Sales Director will manage a team of salespeople and ensure that the team are working to meet pre-agreed key performance indicators. The successful candidate will actively engage in selling pieces from all artists represented by the gallery, perform secondary market sales and nurture and develop the client database. The Sales Director will also be responsible for promoting exhibitions and works by individual artists with museum and public institutions and foundations, introducing such organisations to the gallery and fostering these relationships.

The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of contemporary art, proven experience in sales and an understanding of the artistic process.

Experience Required:

  • Considerable experience in sales in a contemporary art gallery
  • Comprehensive knowledge of both the Primary and Secondary markets
  • Have an established base of collectors in London with a focus on contemporary art
  • Have a proven network of collectors including relationships with institutions
  • Proven experience managing a sales team