D.R.A.W. Recruitment

Sales Exec / Assistant Director, Contemporary Gallery


Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience + benefits + commission
Location: London, UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

A small, contemporary gallery in London is looking for a Sales Exec/ Assistant Director to join their team.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Sales strategy:

  • Assist with the growth of a leading and progressive commercial art gallery based in Mayfair
  • Drive primary and secondary sales from lead generation to close, meeting an annual sales target
  • Manage the gallery’s sales pipeline and utilise its CRM system to maximise sales
  • Issue individual and bulk sales offers to existing and new clients
  • Implement sales strategies for existing clients and develop strategies to attract new clients
  • Place key artworks in prominent museum and private collections
  • Nurture online sales growth through the gallery’s presence on online platforms (e.g., Artsy and Artnet) and online exhibitions
  • Assist with invoicing and the post-sales process (not a primary role)

Business and client development:

  • Represent the gallery at industry events, including art fairs
  • Oversee research and development with sales director and marketing consultant
  • Updating contact information on the database (not a primary role)


  • Management of gallery assistants to help with responsibilities pertaining to sales
  • Attendance at gallery meetings as a senior member of the team
  • Undertake other duties as and when required to ensure the smooth running of the gallery

Occasional weekend and evening work will be required.

Required experience:

  • Passion and drive to sell art and grow artists’ markets
  • Proven network of collectors, both London-based and international, as well as relationships with key institutions
  • Proven track record of sales and strategic placement
  • Comprehensive knowledge of primary and secondary sales
  • Familiarity with ArtLogic (or similar database, preferred but not essential)