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Sales Assistant to work with a Blue Chip Contemporary Gallery

LWAI - Lacey West Art International
Art Galleries and Dealers, Art Sales
   Location: London
   Salary: £33
Experience: 2 years +
  Organisation: LWAI
Deadline: 28/03/2020

We are on the hunt for a Sales Assistant to work with a Blue Chip Contemporary Gallery in London.

Position overview:
To provide sales and administrative support to 2 Associate Directors and a Sales Associate to ensure the smooth daily running of their activities and act as an effective link within the wider sales and exhibitions team.

Sales Activities
•             Execution of all sale-related paperwork; previews, invoices etc.
•             Provide sales support for current and upcoming events and fairs
•             Complete focused client research as required by the Sales team within different regions
•             Provide remote support to sales staff whilst travelling
•             Deputising for sales staff with visitors as appropriate
•             Proofing, amending and uploading content on the gallery website and keeping artists’ biographies up to date when required
•             Monthly posting and reconciliation for staff expenses, credit cards and petty cash
•             Liaising with registrars and technicians regarding deliveries, storage, and/or installations of artworks for clients
•             Updating the inventory database with regard to sales and reserves, client and artist lists and searches

Front of house
•             Sit along side front of house, providing a link to the sales department
•             Cover lunch breaks
•             Designated Saturday Sales cover
•             Contribute to successful running of gallery events
•             Attendance and participation at key gallery events when required, including guest list monitoring
•             Assisting with general gallery duties, when required

Desirable skills/attributes include:
•             Excellent attention to detail
•             2 years in a commercial gallery environment, ideally in a sales assistant role
•             Articulate and well presented
•             Positive, can-do attitude
•             Keen to learn
•             Good knowledge of the contemporary art market
•             Highly organised & efficient
•             Fluency in at least one other language
•             Flexible approach
•             Ability to manage a personal busy workload
•             Ability to stay calm when under pressure
•             Strong IT skills, preferably also with knowledge of gallery inventory programs

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