tag Sign Up for our Newsletter
Site Logo
Don’t miss out on the art world’s most entertaining newsletter - every Friday. And career news every Tuesday.
Become a members
Gallery Sales Associate
Gallery Sales Associate
Haines Gallery
Post Date: 02 May 2022


Founded 35 years ago on the belief that contemporary art can transform the culture, Haines Gallery is a vital West Coast platform for artists from around the globe. Having recently relocated to our new gallery space at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, the gallery is seeking a new Sales Associate to join our team.
To be considered for this position, the ideal candidate will already be based in the San Francisco Bay Area, be passionate and knowledgeable about contemporary art, possess exceptional communication skills, and have at least one year’s experience working in an art gallery setting.
The gallery offers a strong compensation package that includes salary, sales commissions, and medical and dental insurance, as well as paid vacation time and participation in a profit-sharing program. Candidates who include a cv, cover letter, and salary requirements with their applications will be given the highest priority.

Job Description

The Sales Associate sells contemporary fine art by nurturing existing / cultivating new clients, presenting the gallery’s artists and their work in a highly professional and informed manner. In addition to initiating and managing sales to collectors and art consultants, the Sales Associate also provides sales support to the gallery Principal and the Executive Director, as needed.

Primary responsibilities include:

Generating Sales Activity
Consistent client outreach and follow-up, resulting in sales opportunities; giving sales presentations; and using effective database research to promote specific works to interested clients; facilitating exhibition-related sales to walk-in clients; championing the gallery’s online sales presence; conducting research on important public and private collections; cultivating new relationships with collectors and consultants on an ongoing basis; liaising with the gallery’s artists regarding the production of commissions, studio activity, incoming inventory; and identifying artists within and beyond the community whose work might compliment the gallery’s program and appeal to clients.

Additional Outreach and Art Fairs
Developing and hosting strategic events in partnership with outside venues, including lectures, dinners, artist walk-thrus, etc; attending local arts related events, as appropriate, including gallery artists’ openings and lectures at local institutions, to meet new clients and promote the gallery. Provide art fair administrative and logistical support; working in the booth to generate sales and make new contacts, including travel when necessary.


To apply, please email your cv, cover letter and salary requirements to David Spalding at
[email protected]


San Francisco, USA

Latest Careers Articles

How Art Girls Recover From A Bad Day At Work
How Art Girls Recover From A Bad Day At Work
An Arty Guide to the Perfect After-Work Moment
An Arty Guide to the Perfect After-Work Moment
A Surreal Oasis: Inside Jacquemus' New Parisian Dream Office
A Surreal Oasis: Inside Jacquemus' New Parisian Dream Office
Great Words to Use in Your CV
Great Words to Use in Your CV