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Director, Post-War & Contemporary Art

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  • Posted:12th January, 2024
  • Sector:Fine Art & Gallery
  • Location:Germany
  • Job Ref:17160
  • Salary:Competitive Salary EUR + Bonus
Alchemy is pleased to be working with an established art organisation in Germany which is searching for a Director of Post-War and Contemporary Art to join their team!

This position will be focused on acquisitions, client development and supporting on the growth of the department! The ideal candidate will have a proven knowledge of Post-War and Contemporary art and business development within the art industry. 

Responsibilities:
  • Acquisition of post-war and contemporary artworks for auction
  • Actively find and contact with potential buyers and sellers of works of art (in writing, by telephone, in person), building and managing a client portfolio
  • Proactively lead sales discussions
  • Providing estimates that are customised to meet client expectations in a thorough and timely manner
  • Work closely with the department and management as needed
  • Gain knowledge of what current clients have in their collections
  • Actively promote contemporary art auctions and private sales
  • Approach potential buyers and highlight opportunities in auctions
  • Maintaining relationships with all categories of clients (collectors, dealers, companies, institutions)
  • Attend gallery openings and art-related events to raise the profile of the company
  • Act as an ambassador for the company

Requirements:
  • Extensive professional experience within the art market and gallery / auction processes
  • Strong knowledge of Post-War and Contemporary Art
  • A readiness to pick up knowledge from others, strong organising abilities, and a track record of meeting deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities 
  • Capacity to perform well under pressure
  • The ability to operate both independently and collaboratively
  • University degree or equivalent 
  • Confident using Microsoft Office software (Apple/Mac knowledge beneficial)
  • Business-minded 
  • Flexibility in working hours and willingness to travel

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