Gallery Sales Associate

Haines Gallery

Founded 35 years ago on the belief that contemporary art can transform the culture, Haines Gallery is a vital West Coast platform for artists from around the globe. Having recently relocated to our new gallery space at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, the gallery is seeking a new Sales Associate to join our team.

The Sales Associate sells contemporary fine art by nurturing existing / cultivating new clients, presenting the gallery’s artists and their work in a highly professional and informed manner. In addition to initiating and managing sales to collectors and art consultants, the Sales Associate also provides sales support to the gallery Principal and the Executive Director, as needed.


Generating Sales Activity

  • Consistent client outreach and follow-up, resulting in sales opportunities;

  • Giving sales presentations; and using effective database research to promote specific works to interested clients;

  • Facilitating exhibition-related sales to walk-in clients;

  • Championing the gallery’s online sales presence;

  • Conducting research on important public and private collections;

  • Cultivating new relationships with collectors and consultants on an ongoing basis;

  • Liaising with the gallery’s artists regarding the production of commissions, studio activity, incoming inventory;

  • Identifying artists within and beyond the community whose work might compliment the gallery’s program and appeal to clients.

Additional Outreach and Art Fairs

  • Developing and hosting strategic events in partnership with outside venues, including lectures, dinners, artist walk-thrus, etc;

  • Attending local arts related events, as appropriate, including gallery artists’ openings and lectures at local institutions, to meet new clients and promote the gallery.

  • Provide art fair administrative and logistical support;

  • Working in the booth to generate sales and make new contacts, including travel when necessary.


To be considered for this position, the ideal candidate will already be based in the San Francisco Bay Area, be passionate and knowledgeable about contemporary art, possess exceptional communication skills, and have at least one year experience working in an art gallery setting.

The gallery offers a strong compensation package that includes salary, sales commissions, and medical and dental insurance, as well as paid vacation time and participation in a profit-sharing program. Candidates who include a cv, cover letter, and salary requirements with their applications will be given the highest priority.

How to Apply

To apply, please email your cv, cover letter and salary requirements to David Spalding at

Posted on April 30