Morton Contemporary Gallery, one of Philadelphia’s most exciting contemporary art galleries, is looking for a skilled and experienced GALLERY DIRECTOR to help oversee showroom sales, client relations, commercial and private art consultancy business, strategic partnership and licensing of art products, print and digital marketing, gallery exhibitions, sponsorships, and business management. We sell fine art paintings, photography, and sculpture. The Director must have 5 years luxury sales experience minimally, prior art gallery experience, and ideally a degree in art history, arts management, design, and/or studio art, while also being very knowledgeable about the current global contemporary art market.
Director will travel to art fairs with owner, help to curate exhibitions, design and implement all digital marketing, and manage artistic collections. Position requires an extremely organized, driven, and sophisticated individual who is a team player, and looking to grow within a fast paced, exciting young company.
Nuts and Bolts of position:
-SALES: Secure sales on the gallery floor, online, and through social media.
-MARKETING: Manage all social media and website, including weekly blogs and newsletters. The main strategy with our social media is to educate clients – not just about what the gallery sells, but on art buying, global contemporary art market trends, secondary art market advice, art fair news, hot trends in the artworld, and more.
-ART CONSULTANCY: The Director will recruit, liaison and work directly with large commercial residential firms, hotels, restaurants, designers, hospitals and other commercial business entities to secure large commercial contract deals for the gallery.
-EXHIBITIONS AND ARTIST TALKS: coordinate monthly exhibitions and artist talks within our second location – THE LOFT @ MORTON CONTEMPORARY. Additionally, organize salon style evenings twice a month, in addition to assisting with the execution of solo and group shows.
-BUSINESS OPERATIONS: Help to implement, update, and maintain business operations, including invoicing, monitoring expenses, and staff calendar.
-CURATE: Curate new collections, discover new artists, and document trends in the artworld. Assist in identifying and securing artists whose work is priced between $30K-$100K, and work closely with high-send client to help curate their personal collections.
-LOCAL BUSINESSES: Liaison with local Philadelphia businesses, local community organizations, and upscale residential properties to help build new relationships and strategic partnerships.
The position is full-time, including weekends, Wednesday through Sunday. It is a salaried position plus commission, and year-end bonus if targets met. Please only serious candidates who meet our benchmarks should apply. Thank you!
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $40,000.00 – $60,000.00 per year
Paid time off
Supplemental pay types:
Ability to commute/relocate:
Philadelphia, PA 19107: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
Work Location: One location