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Dolby Chadwick Gallery was founded with a clear and unwavering vision: to create a community of artists and art lovers, to celebrate the free exchange of ideas, and to advance artistic excellence. Since its inception in 1997, the gallery has built an international roster of artists who create exceptional work that is articulate, visceral, and provocative.

We are currently seeking a Sales Director to join our team. Knowledge of contemporary art and a minimum of 5 years in art sales at previous gallery required. 5-10 years of art gallery experience is preferred. The successful applicant must possess a professional demeanor, have a positive, can-do attitude, excellent communication skills and a proven sales record.

This position is available full time Tuesday - Saturday with occasional evening commitments.

Start Date: Immediately

Availability: Tuesday–Friday (9–6 pm) Saturday (11–5 pm)

Principal Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead sales initiatives
  • Cultivate new clientele
  • Maintain strong relations with existing clients
  • Conduct sales presentations in a professional, passionate and well informed manner
  • Participate in strategic planning with the Principal and team: exhibitions, potential new artist representation, art fairs, etc.
  • Liaising with gallery artists to discuss inventory and nurture relationships between artists and gallery
  • Collaborate with the Principal on curation

 

Requirements and Additional Skills:

  • Strong leadership skills with ability to promote the success of each member of the team
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail with a passion for perfection
  • Oriented toward excellent customer service
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Professional and tailored appearance
  • Knowledge of and passion for contemporary art
  • Upbeat attitude
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and with a team while meeting deadlines
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Valid driver's license and comfortable driving in San Francisco

 

The ideal candidate possesses the following:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 5 years’ of fine art gallery experience with a primary role in sales required with excellent references
  • A genuine appreciation for art and design. You are tuned into contemporary decor, design, and art
  • Extensive computers skills (Mac platform, MailChimp, Adobe Creative Suite, Art Cloud or related inventory database)
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Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits and commission.

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