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Private Sales Advisor
Private Sales Advisor
Post Date: 25 Apr 2022


Artsy is seeking an experienced art sales professional to join our Private Sales & Advisory business. Our Private Sales & Advisory team works with leading collectors globally to acquire hard-to-access works by the world’s leading emerging and established artists from Artsy’s gallery partners, auctions, and private collectors. The ideal candidate has a robust book of loyal collector relationships and a proven track record of facilitating purchases and sales for their collectors for artworks six-figures and above. This is a quota-carrying role that requires an individual who has a deep understanding of Private Sales best practices across the industry and impeccable client development and management skills. They should be passionate about working directly with collectors and connecting them to artworks they love—and also enthusiastic in working in a fast growing, lean, and nimble start-up environment.

What You’ll Do:

  • Facilitate $7.5M+ in annual art sales
  • Meticulously manage pipeline and negotiate to meet or exceed quarterly sales targets and revenue goals
  • Execute the full cycle of a deal from outreach to clients for in-demand inventory to post-sale fulfillment
  • Grow and maintain a strong book of business and pipeline by consistent outreach and in-person networking
  • Anticipate hurdles that may arise during a deal and proactively take steps to move quickly to close
  • Understand of industry legal and regulatory frameworks and effectively communicate these constraints to clients

Who You Are:

We welcome you to apply regardless of “checking all the boxes” below, and are excited to hear what you can bring to the team.

  • 10+ years experience buying and selling art on behalf of collectors
  • You have a strong book of business across galleries, private collectors, auction houses, and dealers
  • You have direct access to in-demand inventory by blue chip, established, and emerging artists
  • You experienced managing a sales pipeline and commission based compensation
  • You’re a highly effective and compelling verbal and written communicator who can juggle communication across a diverse client-base and with internal stakeholders.
  • You have experience and comfort using data and analytics tools to mine for sales opportunities and report on results
  • You’re able to work efficiently in fast-paced environment and maintain calm under pressure
  • You have a desire to work collaboratively across a fast-growing team, sharing leads, clients, and sales opportunities
  • Knowledge of Asian art market and a strong book of clients in Asia is preferred, but not required

What We Offer:

  • Opportunity to reimagine the art industry while working with a talented, diverse, international team.
  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Flexible time off: we empower Artsy employees to take time off based on their desires and needs that matter most to them
  • We are a distributed-first company where employees have the flexibility to work from home. Offices are available for employees in New York, London, and Berlin. (In-person recommendations, and location will vary by role)
  • Comprehensive healthcare & benefit options, including: medical, dental, parental leave, short- and long-term disability, Employee Assistance Program featuring free mental health support, 401k, commuter benefits, flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), financial wellness support & resources, and more
  • Professional development, including: mentoring, lunch & learns, regular training, 1:1 management, and an open feedback culture
  • Engaging opportunities and internal programming globally, to foster new relationships and build upon our collaborative community. Including: happy hours, holiday parties, global “All Hands” meetings, “Artsy Salon” (a yearly exhibition of our team’s creativity), attendance to art world events, and more

To Apply:

This position is full-time and starts immediately. To apply, please submit your resumé and a cover letter here. When you apply, you will be directed to a third party site.


New York, USA

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