New York, NY
Part-Time Sales Associate
Gagosian is seeking a part-time Sales Associate for our Shop at 976 Madison Avenue.
We are looking for a polished and dedicated Shop Associate with excellent communication skills who is both a self-starter and a collaborative team player. The ideal candidate loves to interact with the public and can thrive in a fast-paced and high-end art boutique. This individual must be extremely detail oriented with the ability to multitask.
Duties include but not limited to
-Providing excellent customer service to Gagosian’s loyal client base in a dynamic art/retail environment.
-Developing client relationships with collectors, VIPs, artists, and gallery staff.
-Acting as an informed and enthusiastic representative of the gallery and our publishing program, promoting books and art editions made by Gagosian artists, with a focus on retail and sales.
-Being knowledgeable and confidently engage with clients about shop merchandise, handling, and selling a selection of rare art books, limited editions, prints, and artworks.
-Acting as a support to the Creative Director on art-based projects, assisting with visual merchandising, handling administrative tasks, working collaboratively on shop display and design, assisting with art book fairs, and organizing shop events.
-Working collaboratively with shop staff on building content and connections in social media platforms, creating campaigns to boost visibility, grow followings and promoting key items to support future shop sales.
-Coordinating framing and shipping of shop items to local, national, and international clients. Must be comfortable performing light art handling including hanging of framed works and patching/retouching walls.
-Attending and assisting with Gagosian events, openings, and shop events which occasionally requires late nights.
Daily responsibilities include
Opening and closing the store and register, all aspects of daily sales, including invoicing, cash and credit card transactions, ordering and maintaining inventory including unpacking and shelving heavy books, maintaining the POS and inventory, answering calls and emails for shop inquiries, tidying of all display areas, and general office related tasks.
Your personal profile
-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum 1-year of arts/retail/gallery experience preferred.
-Knowledge of Gagosian galleries, contemporary art, art history, photography, architecture, design, film, travel, fashion, and culture.
-An outgoing, friendly person who is comfortable interacting with the public, VIP's, gallery directors, and working in a high-end retail environment.
-Knowledge and proficiency with Creative Adobe Suite (Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator), as well as Excel.
-Excellent telephone and written communication skills.
-A flexible team player with an enthusiastic attitude, to assist in all necessary shop functions and duties.
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.
Part-Time/Regular/Non-Exempt/Salaried position with overtime. Must be available to work dedicated holiday hours.
Commensurate with experience, plus compensatory time in addition to overtime pay for holidays.
Application Instructions / Public Contact Information
Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com with "Part-Time Sales Associate" in the subject line. Absolutely no walk-ins or phone inquiries will be accepted for this position.
Gagosian is committed to maintaining a diverse working environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.