Sales Associate

Tyger Tyger Gallery

✨Calling All Art Lovers & Sales Rockstars✨

Tyger Tyger Gallery is hiring a Sales Associate!

Are you passionate about art? Do you love connecting with people and sparking their interest? Do you thrive in a dynamic, creative, social environment? Do you have experience in sales? If you answered “yes” to all (or most) of the above, keep reading because this might be your dream gig!

Who We Are:

Tyger Tyger Gallery is a vibrant, woman-owned gallery showcasing exciting emerging and established artists from around the corner and around the globe.

Who You Are:

You’re skilled at and enjoy starting up a conversation, sharing your knowledge, listening carefully, and helping customers discover their next favorite piece. You love art and can speak about it confidently and engagingly with others. You’re organized, detail-oriented, and always ready to go the extra mile.

You’re a fast learner and can easily translate your abilities and skills from other experiences to new endeavors. Ideally, you’ve worked in the arts, studied art, and have a decent understanding of contemporary art/ the art world. You also have a track record of success in high-end or luxury sales and some social media, marketing, and design skills.

Responsibilities

What You’ll Do:

  • Be the front face of the gallery, welcoming guests with your warm smile and expert guidance.

  • Turn art browsers into art buyers without being pushy about it.

  • Switch hats regularly to assist as needed with the multi-faceted aspects of day-to-day gallery operations, including art handling, gallery cleaning, artist relations, website updates, running errands, patching and painting, helping with art installs, evening events, and packing artwork.

  • If you have experience with social media design and marketing, there’s a chance you might work with our team to enhance and expand our reach and connection with clients and followers.

  • Process sales transactions accurately and efficiently

  • Maintain a clean and organized sales floor S

  • Stock shelves and merchandise products

  • Conduct product demonstrations and answer customer inquiries

  • Meet and exceed sales targets

Requirements

ESSENTIAL TRAITS:

  • Passion for Art: A genuine interest and enthusiasm for art is crucial. This passion will naturally translate into engaging customer conversations and a deeper understanding of the artwork

  • Outgoing and Approachable: The salesperson should be friendly, approachable, and enjoy interacting with people from diverse backgrounds. They will make customers feel welcome in the gallery

  • Positive Attitude: Maintains an optimistic outlook, even in the face of setbacks or challenges

  • Dedication and Commitment: Takes ownership of responsibilities, is highly motivated, and consistently goes above and beyond to achieve results

  • Excellent Communication Skills: The ability to articulate ideas clearly, listen actively, and adapt communication style to different customers is essential - able to describe artwork in an engaging and informative way

  • Sales-Oriented: A drive to achieve sales goals and a focus on customer satisfaction is essential. The salesperson should be motivated by the challenge of closing sales and building long-term relationships with clients

  • Proactive and Self-Motivated: The salesperson should seek out opportunities to engage with customers, anticipate challenges, identify solutions, be resourceful in finding solutions, and take initiative to address issues before they escalate

  • Reliability and Responsibility: Follows through on commitments, meets deadlines, and takes responsibility for their actions and decisions

  • Professional and Presentable: Maintaining a professional appearance and demeanor is essential in representing the gallery and its artists

  • Efficiency and Productivity: Works efficiently and effectively, prioritizing tasks and managing time well to maximize output

  • Detail-Oriented: Paying attention to detail is crucial for accurately processing sales transactions, maintaining inventory records, and ensuring the gallery is well-presented

  • Team Player: The salesperson should be a team player who motivates and supports colleagues without a competitive spirit. They work collaboratively with colleagues and contribute to a positive team environment

  • Adaptable and Flexible: The salesperson remains adaptable to changing priorities, eager to learn new skills quickly, and embraces unique situations and unexpected challenges, remaining calm under pressure

  • Integrity and Honesty: Upholds high ethical standards, communicates openly and honestly, and builds trust with colleagues and clients

  • Continuous Improvement: They seek opportunities for professional development and strive for continuous improvement in their work

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent

  • Experience: Previous retail sales experience, preferably in an art gallery or similar environment.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong sales aptitude

  • Knowledge of art and design principles, methods of art making, contemporary art, and the art world.

  • Strong computer skills

  • Ability to stand for extended periods

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds

  • Ability to handle fragile artwork with care

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in art history, fine arts, or a related field

  • Experience with art inventory management software

  • Event planning experience

  • Art Knowledge: A strong understanding of contemporary/historical art, cultural relevance of the arts, art materials, and techniques

  • Exceptional communication/sales skills: Excellent verbal and written communication about art with ease and confidence

  • Empathy and Emotional Intelligence: Understanding and responding to customers’ emotions, building trust and rapport with customers from a range of backgrounds and points of view

  • Creativity and Problem-Solving Skills: The ability to think creatively and find solutions to customer needs

  • Social Media Creation/Management, Marketing, Writing, and Design Skills: Demonstrated experience creating engaging art content, marketing copy, and writing

How to Apply

Sound exciting?

We want to hear from you if you’re ready to immerse yourself in the art world, connect with amazing people, and build a rewarding career.

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and a brief description of your favorite artist and why their work speaks to you. Bonus points if you share examples of your design skills and/or your social media prowess!

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Posted on July 1