Open Gallery

Gallery Sales Manager

Based: London
Level: Mid-Weight, Junior
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 23 June 2019
Job Listing Added: 07 June 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key part in the growth of a unique and innovative moving image specialist gallery, Open Gallery (www.opengallery.co.uk).


Part of TVF Media, an award winning media agency located in central London, Open Gallery collaborates with internationally renowned artists such as Sanchita Islam and Roz Mortimer, along with emerging talents within the moving image and new media art circuit. Open Gallery’s artists have exhibited in numerous locations including the Hospital Club, ICA, the Hayward Gallery and Sketch. In addition, the gallery also creates permanent bespoke installations for a wide range of clients across many sectors and we are actively seeking to expand our roster.


This position is integral to the future financial success of the Gallery, and we are now at an exciting point in growing our collective and the body of work in our collection. You will work alongside the current team to foster interest in the gallery and its work, cultivate and progress current leads for new business, and grow relationships with existing clients and organisations. The role will be pivotal in driving the business development process, with specific responsibilities including lead generation and research across a number of sectors, generating proposals and pitch documents, holding client presentations and meetings, and closing deals. You will also be involved strategically and logistically in events and exhibitions that the Gallery organizes periodically.


The successful applicant will have an outstanding academic background with a minimum 2.1 degree from a top university, as well as 1-3 years’ sales experience within the art world, a strong commercial focus, and an understanding of what it takes to run a successful gallery in today’s art business.


You will need to have a keen eye for detail, sound administrative accuracy and the ability to prioritise your time effectively. You must be able to demonstrate your ability as an effective self-starter, able to work alone and drive your own activity as well as that of others. Above all, applicants must have the charisma, charm and force of personality to enthuse clients and close deals.


If you have sales experience in the art world and are looking for a unique opportunity to take part in guiding the cutting edge of new media art, please apply immediately.

How to Apply

Please apply on the TVF Media website: www.tvf.co.uk/careers/tvf-arts/gallery-manager