Sales Assistant

New York

Pace Gallery is a leading international art gallery representing some of the most influential contemporary artists and estates from the past century. Since its founding by Arne Glimcher in 1960, Pace has developed a distinguished legacy as an artist-first gallery that mounts seminal historical and contemporary exhibitions. Under the current leadership of President and CEO Marc Glimcher, Pace continues to support its artists and share their visionary work with audiences worldwide by remaining at the forefront of innovation. Today, Pace has nine locations worldwide including London, Geneva, a strong foothold in Palo Alto and two galleries in New York. Pace was one of the first international galleries to establish outposts in Asia where it operates permanent spaces in Hong Kong and Seoul.

The Sales Assistant is responsible for supporting your Dealer with all sales and artist-related activities including exhibitions, appraisals, loans, consignments, shipping, and general research projects. As the first level of the gallery Sales staff, you are open to participating in all facets of the gallery sales process. You will learn, and exercise independent judgment in, the above activities. These also include client cultivation and management, artist support activities of all types, general project management, and the systems required to handle all the above



What you'll be doing:

  • Assist Dealer in all phases of the sales process and all artist-related activities
  • Monitor and maintain effective communication between Dealer, clients, and artists.
  • Maintain invoice files and keep track of client payment reports, particularly with respect to Dealer’s sales.
  • Conduct extensive research on artworks including provenance, exhibition history, and bibliography, and report information to Dealer.
  • Monitor and develop a detailed knowledge of artworks in the gallery’s inventory.
  • Assist Dealer with all incoming client and museum requests.
  • Assist Dealer in communicating with all other departments regarding their artists’ exhibitions; keep all relevant departments informed of any additions or changes in exhibition (e.g., changes works to be included in exhibition, selling prices, etc.).
  • Work with Marketing Department to prepare all promotional material for exhibitions.
  • Manage all incoming calls to Dealer’s office and handle all general inquires.
  • Schedule all appointments on Dealer’s behalf including client viewings.
  • Manage mail, correspondence, Dealer’s calendar, receipt of and responses to invitations; make reservations for lunches and dinners with restaurants and clients.
  • Assist with Dealer’s travel and accommodations with external travel agent.
  • Maintain, monitor, and develop client database for Dealer.
  • Perform general duties such as filing, copying, ordering supplies, office organization, and mailings.
  • Additional responsibilities and projects as assigned.

What you'll bring:

  • BA Degree in Art History or related field
  • 3-4 years of art gallery and/or art institution experience
  • Dynamic planning ability.
  • Must have excellent multi-tasking and detail-oriented abilities.
  • Ability to work well in fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Excellent writing skills with proven writing experience
  • Technologically savvy and Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Microsoft Dynamics or similar CRM tool.
  • Experience in or knowledge of online sales and NFT’s a plus
  • Ability to work onsite

In addition to an active and progressive work environment, Pace Gallery offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement plans with a company match, flexible spending accounts and commuter benefits. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and offer a generous vacation policy.

Pace Gallery is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status.