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Associate Director


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The Associate Director plays an essential leadership role on our team. As a Director, you are responsible for many of the operational aspects of the galleries, including exhibition planning, artist relationship development, marketing, and business strategy. The Associate Director is also in a lead sales role and is responsible for working with the sales team to create a commercial gallery environment that embodies our client experience philosophy, nurtures new collectors, and strengthens relationships with established clients.

● Meet and exceed monthly sales goals

● Partner with the director and manager to curate, schedule, and coordinate monthly exhibitions, yearly exhibition strategy, and special events; align strategy with sales goals and opportunities.

● Work directly with the gallery manager to oversee daily operations of Traver Gallery and Vetri
● Report to the director to keep them informed of team and operational strengths and opportunities, conduct weekly team meetings, communicate actively to keep team informed about sales, exhibitions, and artist news
● Partner with Director and bookkeeper to develop annual gallery goals, mid-month progress reports, and monthly recaps
● Partner monthly with Director to develop marketing strategies and materials for exhibitions, events, and other opportunities. Oversee creation of press releases and other artist and exhibition-related text
● Keep abreast of art-market trends and industry news and events, with a particular eye on gallery-represented artists and gallery-represented mediums
● Be a source of knowledge for collectors and gallery team; research and understand the historical context, content, style, methods, and intent of the artists and artworks we represent.
● Own floor coverage, make sure every client receives an exceptional and on-brand experience.
● Work with Director to improve galleries’ internal systems and efficiencies/galleries’ external look, feel, and presence within the community.
● Coordinate with Director to ensure artists are appropriately represented and inventory is current
● Be the eyes and ears of the gallery at all times. Listen & record/convey information to team accordingly
● Develop expert understanding and knowledge of gallery philosophy, history, artists, and clients
● Assist with exhibition design, set-up, and installation as required
● Contribute to a positive work environment and client experience; keep it upbeat and fun
● Assist with general upkeep of gallery spaces

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