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On behalf of our Client, we are seeking an Art Advisor to join this international gallery in their London branch, dealing with both primary and secondary markets. This candidate will be responsible for maximising sales profitability, growth and account penetration within the gallery by effectively selling the gallery’s artworks. The Art Advisor will be responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction, managing quality of product and service delivery. They shall additionally source client referrals, develop a customer database, and respond to any sales enquiries. The ideal candidate will have strong experience within the Art Industry with a commercial focus and a demonstrable track record as a salesperson.
On behalf of our Client, we are seeking an Assistant to the Senior Partner for a contemporary London Blue Chip Gallery. The successful candidate will work in administration, managing the diary for the Senior Partner, arranging travel, expenses and all emails sent to the Senior Partner. Additionally, they shall scout and secure venues, working with the marketing team on budgets and promotional events as well as overseeing events on-site managing dinners and seating charts. The candidate shall also collaborate with the Marketing team to present weekly press messages to the staff, make appointments with the press and oversee on-site press events. The ideal candidate will have two years’ experience, high levels of discretion and an ability to time manage
On behalf of our Client, we are seeking an Operations Director to join their Berlin Gallery. The successful candidate will oversee the direction and development of the gallery, including operative and strategic direction of the gallery. Additionally, the candidate shall manage the definition of working standards, maintain a continuous information transfer and coordination between the gallerists, team leaders and staff. The candidate shall also have shared responsibility with the head of finance for development, implementation and control of the gallery’s financial controlling tools for costs and revenues. They shall additionally manage human resources including disciplinary management, recruitment and development of the team’s structure. The ideal candidate will have excellent experience in gallery operations and be fluent in German.
On behalf of our Client, we are seeking a Sales Assistant/Artist Liaison to join their Berlin Gallery. The successful candidate’s primary responsibilities will involve increasing sales as well as developing both existing and new client relationships. They shall additionally work closely with the gallery owner and director as well as travelling internationally and domestically for art fairs and networking events. They will be responsible for the support of a roster of artists for the organization of gallery exhibitions and museum shows. The ideal candidate will have a strong network of international collectors and a gallery sales background, as well as artist liaison experience.
We are seeking a Director of Fine Jewellery and Timepieces to join a fine art auction house in Chicago. The Director will be responsible for generating consignments for auctions, evaluating, authenticating, negotiating and selecting property for each auction. The candidate shall also manage the sales through live and online auctions and be responsible for creating potential growth opportunities. Additionally, the Director shall be responsible for all diamond work associated with the evaluation of property auction, including carat weight, grading, authenticity and provenience. The successful candidate will possess a gemology degree with a minimum of five years working within the jewellery industry and appraisal experience.
We are seeking an Account Director to join an award-winning communications consultancy. The successful candidate will plan and implement strategic media and digital communications campaigns on behalf of clients, oversee client events and develop press releases, targeted media lists and publicity plans. They shall additionally maintain strong relationships with the UK and international media, identify new business opportunities, researching new business proposals as well as supporting the Associate Director. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ working in PR or communications, with an extensive professional network and a demonstrable record of high-profile media campaigns.
We are seeking an Associate Director to join the UK offices of a growing digital platform. The successful candidate will focus on the advisory aspect of the business, working with clients to build up sales for the platform. The ideal candidate will have at least five years' experience in sales, either in a gallery setting, for an advisory or independently.
On behalf of our client, we are seeking a jewellery specialist to join the growing department of an auction house in Hong Kong. The successful candidate will be an active business getter with a strong client base in Asia. They must be fluent in Mandarin/Cantonese, be based in Hong Kong and ideally will possess a gemmology degree.
On behalf of our Client, we are seeking a PA to the Executive Director in a London based contemporary gallery. The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the Executive Director and his senior assistant to ensure the smooth running of all operations relating to the Executive Director at the gallery. They shall additionally provide day to day administration support such as maintaining calendar consistency across both London and Paris galleries, assisting with travel bookings, managing expenses and tracking all email correspondence. The ideal candidate will have previous experience as a PA, a background in art history and French is desirable but not essential.
On behalf of our Client we are seeking an Art Finance Banker for an Advisory Firm. This credit/lending specialist will work closely with the CEO to develop the business and take it to the next level. Many of the key responsibilities will be carried out alongside the CEO, while others will be the sole responsibility of this credit/lending specialist. The key responsibilities of this role will include loan portfolio management, capital management and strategic loan origination partnerships. The ideal candidate will have over six years of commercial/investment/private banking experience and have excellent knowledge of loan portfolio management as well as the ability to work flexibly as part of a relatively small and entrepreneurial team.
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