Artnet is the leading international platform to buy, sell, and research art online. We connect millions of collectors globally with the world’s leading galleries and auction houses, with a focus on making the art market more transparent while supporting our partners in growing their business online.
We are seeking a dedicated specialist in photographs to join our Artnet Auctions team. In this role, you will be responsible for building consignor relationships, obtaining artworks, and growing our network of buyers to expand the reach of our platform, while ensuring a best in class client experience. You will contribute to the success of the platform by growing revenue and driving sales.
Drive quality and performance of sales
Consign and sell works while building key relationships with clients
Conduct best practices when pricing, negotiating, and reaching out to clients
Research and catalog lots for upcoming curated auctions
Stay abreast of current markets, key players, and competitors while developing a competitive department strategy
Review sales results for new areas of opportunity to grow the business
Manage the successful completion and close of private sales
Build client base and relationships
Act as a representative of Artnet and build alliances and networks of key influencers in the market
Develop and nurture clients to convert buyers and sellers, focus on growth, retain clients, and build loyalty
Maximize cross-functional partnerships
Work collaboratively with other internal departments to identify and develop cross-selling opportunities
Cultivate a positive, motivated, and results-driven team atmosphere
Participate in strategy and implementation of marketing activities to drive successful sales
4+ years of relevant work experience in the photography market as an auctions specialist and/or business driver
BA in art history, art management, or similar, graduate degree a plus
Proven ability to initiate new business while maintaining existing client relationships
Knowledge of e-commerce platforms and online art sales
Must be able to meet revenue target with growth on a yearly basis
Excellent communication, negotiation, and networking skills
Must be able to work in a fast-paced, revenue-driven environment
Strong sense of professionalism and discretion
Self-starter with the capacity to work in a team environment
Why join our team?
At Artnet we strive to create a culture that is collaborative and dynamic, with tons of room for growth.
Comprehensive Health Package: We offer great medical, dental, and vision plan options
Life and Disability Coverage
Generous Paid Time Off: 20 PTO days annually, unlimited sick days
Parental Leave: Robust paid time off for new parents
Pre-tax Health and Transit-Saving Options
401(K) Match: Join the team and we will invest in your future
Health and Wellness: We care about your wellbeing, and offer corporate gym memberships as well as monthly gym reimbursement
Regular Happy Hours: Enjoy extra time for getting to know your teammates!
If you have the right combination of skills and experience and want to be a part of a dynamic, innovative company, please apply with your cover letter and resume. Join us, and let’s work together to shape the way people experience visual culture today.