Sales Associate

Jim Kempner Fine Art

Jim Kempner Fine Art, located in Chelsea, is seeking a full time Sales Associate. We are looking for a polished and dedicated Sales Associate with excellent communication skills, who is both a self-starter and a collaborative team player. The ideal candidate loves to interact with the public and can thrive in a fast-paced and high-end art gallery. This individual must be extremely detail oriented with the ability to multitask.

The hours are from 10 - 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday with flexibility to work nights for show openings and art fairs.

Responsibilities
  • Greet visitors and interface with gallery clients

  • Maintain excellent and thorough understanding of our current exhibitions and gallery inventory, as well as, the ability to convey knowledge to clients

  • Develop customer relationships and maintain current relationships

  • Update and maintain client database with all relevant interest and contact information

  • Represent Jim Kempner Fine Art and sell at art fairs

  • Aid in writing press releases for exhibitions

  • Assist gallery owner with private viewings

  • Aid in general administrative support

  • Respond to online sales inquiries

  • Work collaboratively with gallery staff to build content and connections in social media platforms to boost visibility, grow following and promote key items to support sales.

  • Compensation based on experience.

Requirements
  • 3 years working for an art gallery, auction house, or other related field

  • Masters degree preferred

  • Outgoing, friendly person who is comfortable interacting with the public, gallery staff, and working in a high-end retail environment

  • Excellent telephone and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of contemporary art, art history, photography, painting, sculpture and prints

  • Flexible team player with an enthusiastic attitude, sense of humor and willingness to assist in all necessary gallery functions and duties

  • Knowledge and proficiency with Creative Adobe Suite (Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) and working knowledge of Filemaker or other database management system

  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion

How to Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to Sarah@jimkempner.com

Posted on January 24