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Sales Director, Contemporary Gallery

Posted: 16.03.2022
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience + commission
Location: New York USA
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

A contemporary gallery is searching for a full-time, experienced individual to fill a Sales Director position in NYC. The candidate must possess considerable experience in the New York contemporary art gallery market with a proven ability in growing and sustaining ultra-high net-worth relationships with a collector client base.

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Work with the gallery’s partners to create effective short- and long-term commercial strategies in-line with the gallery’s institutional goals
  • Implement sales strategies for existing clients and develop strategies to attract new clients
  • Place works by the gallery’s artists in well-established US and international private and institutional collections
  • Represent the gallery in US-based and international art fairs and events, traveling as required
  • Track client interests, actively communicate with prospects and clients, draft offers, and issue invoices
  • Manage the entire sales cycle using sales tools such as PipeDrive and other tools from lead to engagement to closing

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Has passion and the drive to grow artists’ markets and sell art
  • Has a proven network of high / ultra-high net worth US and International collectors, as well as relationships with key institutions
  • Proven track record of bringing in $4MM+ in sales per annum
  • Considerable sales experience in the New York contemporary art market
  • A self-starter who is confident in seeking and closing deals proactively
  • Excellent communications, networking and social and polished writing skills
  • A team player in the sales space as well as proactive in seeking solutions to contribute to other areas of the gallery ecosystem
  • Fine arts academic background is a plus
  • Experience selling Latin American Art is a plus
  • Speaking and/or understanding Portuguese is a plus