Sales Associate

Philip Martin Gallery

Los Angeles, CA


Philip Martin Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles, CA, is seeking a detail-oriented, hard-working individual to serve in a sales capacity.

Title and salary commensurate with experience. Candidates must have at least one year of previous gallery sales experience.

Applying individuals must have the following skills and personal traits:
-     A positive demeanor.
-     Self confidence.
-     Excellent writing and speaking skills.
-     Working knowledge of contemporary art/art history.
-     Ability to work with the public.
-     Collaborative spirit and ability to work with a team.
-     Strong organizational skills.
-     Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize and meet deadlines.
-    Ability to meet sales goals.
-     Bachelor's degree.
-     Knowledge of a language other than English preferred but not required.

Candidate will work with the owner and sales team on the following tasks:

-     Overseeing all aspects all aspects of client relations: offering artworks; arranging viewings; negotiating and completing sales; tracking and following through on shipping arrangements; updating client information/status in gallery database, etc. 
-     Preparing sales documents.
-     Communicating with and aiding curators on artist projects and museum shows.
-     Liaising with gallery artists through regular contact.
-     Participating in sales meetings, art fairs, museum and gallery openings, artist dinners.
-     Choosing works for art fairs and managing stock of available works.
-     Reviewing art fair applications.
-     Proposing artists for exhibitions and possible representation.
-     Collating auction results.

Preferred candidates will be versed in the following applications:
-     Adobe programs like Photoshop and InDesign.
-     Database programs
-     Word-processing programs
-     Mac operating system and Mac-Mail

Candidate must have full-time availability (Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm, plus opening receptions). There will be some work done after hours from home as well as national and international travel. 

Please send a cover letter and application to [email protected]
Walk-in applicants will not be considered. 
Phone call applicants will not be considered

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