New York, NY
Gallery Shop Sales Associate
Gagosian Shop is hiring a full-time Sales Associate.
Looking for a polished, energetic individual to join our full-time Shop staff. We are looking for someone who can thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic art/retail environment. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, with excellent communication skills, loves to interact with the public and is a fast learner and has some art handling and art shipping experience.
This sales position offers an opportunity to:
• Develop client relationships with collectors, VIPs, artists and gallery staff.
• Promote the books and art editions made by Gagosian artists.
• Handle and sell a curated selection of rare art books
• Work closely with the shop Creative Director on all aspects of shop operations.
• Be creative with shop arrangements and visuals.
• Build content and connections in social media platforms promoting the shop.
Duties include but are not limited to:
• Some art handling and hanging of framed works, patching and retouching walls
• Opening and/or closing the shop and register
• Coordinating shipping of Shop items
• Arrange framing of Shop items
• Ordering and maintaining inventory
• Customer Service, answering calls and emails for shop inquiries
• Handling all aspects of daily sales; cash, credit card transactions
• Some late nights for special events & openings will be necessary
Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Proficiency with computers/Windows. Exceptional customer service skills and passion for the visual arts. Previous retail and gallery experience strongly preferred. Knowledge of photography a plus. Must be available to work some dedicated Holiday hours and have light art handling experience.
We offer a creative, professional, and collaborative atmosphere with plenty of opportunity for developing your career in the arts. A fun, exciting, and enriching work environment; Gagosian Shop offers an exclusive and extensive selection of artists' books, scholarly monographs, catalogues and limited editions. Gagosian's unparalleled publishing program, featuring books on artists exhibited at Gagosian's worldwide galleries, is the central focus of the Shop.
Full-Time/Regular/Non-Exempt/Salaried position with overtime.
Salary commensurate with experience, comprehensive benefits package including three weeks' paid vacation.
Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected] with "Shop Sales Associate" in the subject line. Walk-ins or phone inquiries will not be accepted for this position.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V, committed to ensuring that all current and prospective employees are afforded equal opportunities.