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Job: Gallery Director, Wexler Gallery

Posted by Sofia Landström • Thursday, April 18. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

Gallery Director, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia
Deadline: The job accepts proposals until a suitable hire is found

Wexler Gallery is seeking a Gallery Director. Founded in 1999 and located in Philadelphia’s Old City gallery district, Wexler Gallery exhibits work that can coexist in the worlds of design, fine art, decorative art and craft.

The successful applicant will work directly with the Gallery Owner, selling art on both the primary and secondary markets. This primary function will involve: cultivating relationships with current and prospective clients; exhibiting strong sales efforts in the gallery, at art fairs and via online methods; sourcing secondary market work for consignment and purchase.

Working in tandem with the Gallery Owner, the Director will support and execute upon the Gallery’s vision.

The successful candidate will oversee gallery operations and strategies and will also:
Supervise gallery staff and interns;
Develop and maintain new and existing relationships with private, public and corporate clients;
Develop sales, business and marketing strategies for gallery and artists;
Establish and develop relationships with museums, galleries, curators and cultural organizations;
Plan exhibition schedule and related logistics;
Oversee the installation of exhibitions;
Plan and oversee all aspects of art fair participation;
Write and distribute all PR and other support materials;
Build and maintain relationships with press contacts at relevant publications;
Respond to press queries;
Represent the gallery at openings, public programs and events;
Travel for art fairs and out of town business.

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years experience at an art gallery or auction house with a proven record in sales and extensive knowledge of the art market.
Excellent management, organizational, multi-tasking, communications and networking skills are required. Knowledge of ArtSystems and Photoshop preferred.

Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least 3 references to [email protected].
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