Sales Associate

Shulamit Nazarian

Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles is seeking a highly motivated and organized professional to be part of a growing contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles.

The Sales Associate role is a full-time position, which includes benefits and paid vacation. The position is five days per week (Tuesday – Saturday), and requires flexibility for additional hours and travel based on the needs of the Gallery. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 2+ years working in sales or a sales support position in a commercial gallery or auction house, with proficiency in art database systems such as Artlogic and art platforms such as Artsy.

We are looking for an extremely organized and detail-oriented individual with excellent communication and writing skills. Must be able to multi-task and adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for someone who will bring initiative, a positive attitude, and problem-solving skills to our team-oriented organization.

The Sales Associate position supports the sales initiatives of the gallery’s directors, and also works on independent sales outreach.

  • Work closely with the gallery directors in the conducting of art sales and planning of sales strategies

  • Generate personal sales activity relating to the gallery’s program

  • Assist directors in sales initiatives as needed

  • Communicate consistently and proactively with the sales team to review offers, sales, and sales opportunities

  • Create, develop, and sustain relationships with artists, collectors, consultants, and museum professionals

  • Inform clients of upcoming exhibitions and fair presentations, providing supporting materials as needed

  • Assemble offer PDFs and Online-viewing rooms for exhibitions, art fairs, and private offers

  • Manage new entries for artwork database

  • Develop and articulate in-depth knowledge of the gallery artists’ practices and biographies

  • Meet and exceed quarterly sales goals

  • Attend gallery openings, art fairs, dinners, and other events on behalf of the gallery; assist in art fair installation or de-installation as needed

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Art Business, Art Administration, or a related field required

  • At least two (2) years of professional sales experience in a contemporary art gallery or auction house required; four (4) years of experience preferred

  • Exceptional skills in communication, organization, and attention to detail

  • Enthusiastic, creative, self-motivated team player.

  • Ability to work independently and efficiently within tight deadlines

  • Advanced skills in a Mac-based environment required, including: Google Suite (Gmail, Calendar, Sheets); Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat); experience with Photoshop preferred

  • Working knowledge of databases such as Artlogic / FileMaker (or similar) preferred

  • Fluent in English; fluency in an additional language welcomed

How to Apply

Please submit the following by email to:

  • A cover letter detailing your previous experience as well as:

  • Brief explanation of how you would approach the position

  • Complete CV

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Posted on March 26