May 1, 2024

Karma Gallery

Los Angeles, California

Karma Gallery is seeking a full-time Sales Assistant for immediate hire to support our Los Angeles based Director. This Tuesday through Saturday position will also contribute to the overall running of our LA location and will work across multiple departments. Our ideal candidate thrives in a collaborative environment, is a creative problem solver and has enthusiasm for contemporary art and our artist roster.

Key Responsibilities:
Artist & Collector Relations: Research artists, collectors, and institutions

Exhibition Management: Research, write, and edit proposals for exhibitions and sales. Coordinate logistics for exhibitions and loans, liaising with relevant departments. Track exhibition schedules and update calendars.

Client Outreach: Assist with client outreach, sending information and previews as needed.

Director’s Schedule & Communication: Manage the Director’s communication, calendar, and appointments. Organize and submit Director’s expenses; Book travel and accommodations.

Sales Support: Schedule viewings, update calendars, and coordinate with art handlers and the gallery team. Highlight viewings and provide client walkthroughs when needed. As the primary post-sale contact, draft and send invoices; Log and review invoice details, take payment, and confirm artwork delivery.

Pricing & Appraisals: Create and update documents for each artist, conduct market research, flagging auctions results and log sale & pricing history; Draft and send appraisals and certificates of authenticity as requested.

Openings & Programs: Assist and provide on-site support for public programs, events and gallery openings; Book venues and send invitations.

Gallery Support: Open and close the gallery, help maintain orderly work areas and supplies; Welcome & Greet visitors, answer inquiries by phone and email, directing messages to appropriate contacts; Create and update fact sheets and preview documents.

  • You’re a great fit if you have:
    Prior experience working in a gallery, art institution or cultural arts organization for a minimum of two years
    Bachelor’s degree in Art History, English, Arts Administration or related field
    Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
    Comfortable efficiently communicating via email, phone and text
    Experience handling confidential information with integrity and discretion
    Have an interest in the art market and are looking to grow professionally
    Enjoy working in a collaborative environment and are able to work independently
    You’re comfortable and confident interacting with all kinds of audiences
    Fluent in Google suite and have prior exposure to InDesign or Photoshop
    A Plus: You are familiar with our artists and have visited our galleries

Salary: $55,000 – $65,000 annually

* Company funded medical, dental, and vision benefits, starting at zero cost to employee
* 401(k) with a company match
* FSA / DCFSA Programs
* Commuter Benefits options
* Paid Time Off and Sick Leave, including paid Holidays, and a week off in August and December
* Paid Parental Leave

Deadline to apply: May 28, 2024

Education requirements: Bachelor’s degree

Documents required to apply: Resume, Cover Letter

How to apply: Email your resume and cover letter as a single PDF to, noting Assistant LA in the subject line. We understand qualifications aren’t everything. If you see yourself thriving in this role, even if your background is unconventional, we encourage you to apply!

Karma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.