Sales Position

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.

One year previous gallery sales experience required. Title and salary commensurate with experience. Candidate will work with the Owner on the following tasks:

— Overseeing all aspects of client relations: offering artworks; arranging viewings; negotiating and completing sales; invoicing, tracking and following through on shipping arrangements; updating client information/status in gallery database, etc. 
— Communicating 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.

Applying individuals must have the following personal traits:
-     Excellent writing and speaking skills
-     Working knowledge of contemporary art/art history
-     Polite demeanor, especially when working with the public
-     Collaborative spirit and ability to work with a team
-     Strong organizational skills (both office and events)
-     Ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
-     Bachelor's degree
-     Knowledge of a language other than English preferred but not required
 Ability to meet sales goals

Preferred candidates will be versed in the following applications:
-     Photoshop
-     Database programs
-     Word-processing programs
-     Email programs

Candidate must have full-time availability (Tuesday-Saturday10am-6pm, plus opening receptions). There will be some work done from home and after hours as well as national and international travel. Only candidates with one year previous gallery sales experience will be considered.

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