D.R.A.W. Recruitment

Senior Sales Director, Contemporary Gallery


Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Berlin Berlin, Germany
Job description:

Our client, a leading contemporary gallery in Berlin is looking for an experienced Senior Sales Director to join its team. The gallery – a joint venture by two renowned international galleries with an established artists program –  is realising ambitious solo exhibitions, developed on-site in the exceptional space in Berlin-Mitte.

The role will include, but not be limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Actively engage in selling artworks for all gallery artists.
  • Develop new sales strategies; cultivate relationships with clients.
  • Work closely with the artists to assist in the development of their international profile within institutions and Museums; Visits to artists’ studios will be part of this role.
  • Collaborate with the teams in Cologne and New York
  • Represent the gallery at exhibition openings, events, and fairs.
  • Oversee sales procedures and documentation.
  • Manage an international fair schedule, organize travel, plan various presentations at fairs for specific clients.

The successful candidate will have the following skills / experience:

  • Background and experience from a similar sales position. This position requires 5-7 years’ experience in a contemporary art gallery with 3-4 years devoted specifically to sales
  • University Degree in Art History, Culture Studies, or a related field.
  • A driven and positive personality with passion for creating business opportunities.
  • Comfortable working with ambitious sales targets and expectations.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to focus on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Independent and conscientious working ethics.
  • Diplomatic, well-educated, with a professional mind-set.
  • Eye for curatorial detail.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in German and English.
  • Fluency in French a plus.