The art of the perfect fit

Sales Director, Gallery

Posted: 10.12.2023
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: London, UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

A new gallery in London is seeking a Sales Director to work alongside the Managing Director to promote their artists and grow their collector base. Candidate’s responsibilities will include driving sales across all gallery channels.

The client is a contemporary art gallery and fine print publisher with locations in the US. The gallery deals in modern, post-war and contemporary original and editioned artwork.

The Ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • BA in Art History and/or Arts Administration, and sales experience in an international art gallery or auction house.
  • Proven ability to meet annual sales goal.
  • Direct hands-on experience with, and knowledge of Modern, Post-war and Contemporary art.
  • Strong familiarity with client database systems, i.e. Artlogic.
  • Meticulous organisation in client follow up.
  • A self-starter with the ability to solve complex problems under tight deadlines and challenging situations.
  • Must have access to an existing collector base and art world network.
  • Driven, go-getter attitude with an ability to follow through with clients, always focusing on closing the sale.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong sales background.
  • Superior communication skills, both spoken and written.
  • Proven IT skills in all areas, including Microsoft Office Suite, with the aptitude to learn additional programs as needed.
  • Personable and should be experienced and comfortable accommodating high-end clientele.