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26 May 2013

Full-Time Director

Various Small Fires – Posted by Jewish Jobs Los Angeles, California, United States

Job Description

Contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles is seeking candidates with three
or more years of prior experience in management and sales at a gallery
or auction house, for the position of Director. Candidates with prior
Director-level experience at a contemporary gallery in Los Angeles or  New York will be given strong preference.

The ideal candidate is  entrepreneurial with strong independent initiative, passionate and
confident in the marketing and selling of artwork, fluent in
contemporary art discourse, familiar with leading contemporary artists
and collectors, organized, responsible, charismatic, and discreet, and an excellent writer and communicator.

This position will report  to the gallery’s owner, with a mandate to: market and sell primary
market artwork to collectors and institutions around the world;
identify, attract, manage relationships with extraordinary contemporary
artists for exhibition and representation by the gallery; work with the
gallery’s owner to manage staff and business operations.

The Director will be expected to: initiate and develop relationships with
collectors; lead day-to-day sales in the gallery space; manage
exhibition planning, logistics, installation, and de-installation;
manage applications to and participation in art fairs; and represent the gallery at openings and events.

Regular domestic and international travel required.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should please submit to each of the following (as PDF files): 1. single-page CV 2. single-page cover letter, including contact information for two or more relevant references 3. single-page document listing two favorite living contemporary artists, with an example sales pitch paragraph (of not more than 300 words) for each addressed to a hypothetical collector

Job Categories: Business/Management, Indeed, Non-Profit, and Other. Job Types: Full-Time.


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