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Associate Specialist

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10th June 2019

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Phillips is an international auction house, conducting sales of 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Modern & Contemporary Editions, Jewels and Watches. Phillips is currently seeking an ambitious and motivated individual to fill a full-time Associate Specialist position within our Photographs department.

Based in London, the primary focus of the position will be to lead the cataloguing of property for auctions, valuations and private sales and conduct research to determine authenticity, provenance, bibliography and exhibition history, liaising with outside experts where relevant, while cultivating networks among collectors, dealers, curators and others in order to develop and maintain best-in-class knowledge of the Photographs market and to support the department in sourcing and selling property.

In addition to this, the Associate Specialist will be responsible for supporting the department co-heads with business getting efforts by driving and handling the groundwork for department business getting trips, undertaking client research and assisting with client development tasks in collaboration with the global client development team, working with the department administrator to finalise a schedule for client visits and handling estimate requests.

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Illustration Rep / Agent

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€28,000
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24th May 2019

We are looking for person to train up as an Artist Representative/ Art Agent for our Marbella office, joining a team of 35 across the UK, EU, USA and Asia.

Or you could be experienced in this field so we can fast track your training and salary expectations!

Fluency in either GERMAN or FRENCH is a must followed by strong language ability in ENGLISH. The office is based in Marbella so if you have some Spanish it will help however it is a very international city so not essentail

An Art Rep is the middle person between great artists and great clients; so, you make the link, grease the wheels and basically make sure everything works out. There is an existing group of clients that you will eventually look after and there is a degree of new business development.

Sounds like fun?- it is! 

The Artist Representative starting salary is €28k.

Expect a long and lucrative career at Advocate Art (we have a very high retention rate), the market in kids and decorative publishing is buoyant and above all the people in it are great. We offer full training in a casual work environment, expenses paid travel -World Wide, London, Italy etc. (expect a stint of up to a month in the USA) and a bonus scheme to prove that we reward success and hard work. 

Working hours for this position is Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. with an early leave on Friday.

Interviews will be held in Marbella on an ongoing basis so if you are graduating this year please apply!

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Sr. Sales Manager

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110,00
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04/23/19

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We're looking for an experienced Sales Manager to join our growing team!

The purposes of the Sales Manager role is to create and implement successful sales and client development strategy for Paddle8. The person in this role will coordinate closely with our sales specialists leading the effort to identify, engage and pitch opportunities to galleries, private collectors, brands & companies with the focus on building sustainable fruitful partnerships.

The Sales Manager will place a significant focus on Paddle8 auctions on the Curated and Benefits sides of business. The role will also work to establish effective sales strategy on the Paddle8 platform in partnership with our Technology Team. The position will deliver commercial initiatives moving them forward while maintaining and expanding on existing relationships.

Additionally, the Sales Manager will work in very close collaboration with the management team to establish a commercial strategy that generates increasing revenue. The ideal candidate will have established sales and client development experience, be comfortable with ambitious sales targets, and demonstrate the ability to create & implement effective sales strategy. It will be critical for this role to establish a network of contacts within the art and commercial world.

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  • Prior experience managing a team and collaborating closely with various departments to move critical business objectives forward
  • Ability to coach, mentor, and support employee development & performance
  • Understanding of manager accountability for personal and team performance
  • Proven and effective sales strategy a must
  • Background in art sales and culture preferred
  • High level customer service management experience

 

Benefits 

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance & commuter benefits
  • Generous and clear vacation policy
  • Small team environment and flat org structure
  • Be a part of the fascinating and elusive world of art and luxury
  • Access to exclusive events and galas
  • Help build the technology platform for the next generation collector

 

Requirements

  • Prior experience managing a team and collaborating closely with various departments to move critical business objectives forward
  • Ability to coach, mentor, and support employee development & performance
  • Understanding of manager accountability for personal and team performance
  • Proven and effective sales strategy a must
  • Background in art sales and culture preferred
  • High level customer service management experienc

 

Job Type: Full-time

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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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Gallery Associate

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40,000 - 80,000

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

 

Experience in Gallery, Museum, Auction House, or Artist Studio management, whether in Operations, Marketing and/or Public Relations

Sales experience is required.

College Degree or demonstrated experience in all required areas of expertise required

 

In its Sales capacity, the Associate Director is expected to:

  • broker the sale of artworks to gallery clients, 
  • collaboratie with other associates, directors, principals, designers and/or art advisors. 
  • promptly follow up to prospective buyers
  • prepare timely detailed proposals, that include visuals such as elevations and/or renderings of artworks
  • bring sales to a close
  • exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance in interactions with clients, designers, contractors and other advisors

 

The Associate Director is responsible for a variety of management duties, but not limited to: 

  • business development; consultancy and advisory
  • maintaining budgets, gallery operational duties 
  • working in functional areas such as accounting record keeping in QuickBooks
  • participating and promoting participation in art fairs
  • manage personnel
  • assisting with advertising/public relations
  • supporting the development of Christopher’s art career, and the career of each artist represented by the gallery 
  • assisting in brokering museum acquisitions. 

 

There is usually a crossover of duties with everyone in all our operations, our approach is encouraging everyone to be involved and share responsibility in some capacity in most management responsibilities, especially at the gallery and operational level. These managerial duties, customarily and regularly involve: 

  • directing the work of selected associates/employees/contractors on specific projects; 
  • maintaining sales records for use in supervision or control; 
  • planning the work of employees and contractors; 
  • providing for the safety and security of the employees or the property;
  • monitoring or implementing legal compliance measures.

 

Proficiency with software Desktop publishing and other applications such as:

  • Adobe Suite ( Photoshop and InDesign), 
  • Apple suites (Keynote, Numbers, Page), 
  • Microsoft Suite (Excel, Words, Powerpoint) 
  • Database Suites (File Maker Pro) preferred but not required. 
  • Accounting suite (Quickbooks)
  • Masterpiece Client, preferred but not required. 

 

Candidates please provide Resume and References when applying

 

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