Gallery Director | Job #7124

Murk & Co

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A contemporary art gallery founded in Lagos with a focus on emerging and established artists in Africa and the diaspora is looking for a Director for their Los Angeles outpost. The Gallery Director will be responsible for sales and business development in the Americas. They will oversee exhibitions and programming in Los Angeles, and at art fairs in the Western Hemisphere. This position requires someone who is comfortable in a leadership role who can oversee the smooth running of the gallery as well as manage other gallery personnel. We are looking for someone with at least 5-years of previous gallery experience, including an established network, a proven track record with sales, and a passion for championing African art.


Work closely with the founder to manage the gallery as well as the teams in LA, Lagos and London

  • Sales and business development

  • Work strategically to put systems in place to efficiently run galleries

  • Oversee exhibition planning and programming including supporting curation of exhibitions

  • Contribute to the program of the gallery

  • Attendance at gallery meetings as a senior member of the team

  • Maintain an exemplary working knowledge of the gallery and its current, historical and upcoming exhibitions

  • Undertake other duties, as and when required to ensure the smooth running of the gallery

  • Manage the gallery’s sales pipeline and utilize its CRM system to maximize sales

  • Maintain and develop new client relations through networking at events and fairs


Previous experience in a leadership position and running a gallery with a strong track record managing other gallery personnel

  • Established network

  • Proven sales experience

  • Experienced and passionate about and wanting to champion African art

  • Fresh perspective and looking to make a difference and be an integral part of the gallery’s growth

  • Able to work collaboratively and with a long distance team

  • At least 5 years experience in a relevant role

  • Proven track record of art sales

  • Knowledge of contemporary art and ideally previous experience working with contemporary African Art

  • Ambitious and self-directed working style

  • Excellent communicator with great writing skills

  • Other languages ideal but not essential

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to with “, Job #7124” in the subject line.

Posted on January 23