Artists’ Representative - NYC

Salary: Excellent base plus commission

  • Sector: Creative
  • Sub-sector: Sales
  • Type: Permanent
  • Location: USA
 

job description

Our client is an artist representative agency based in London, Berlin and New York City, They are currently looking for an agent with a strong commercial background in the creative sector to join their NYC team.

Responsibilities:

• To pro-actively market the work of the represented artists to commissioning clients across North and South America with the objectives of securing high quality commissions for each artist and enabling each artist to be more artistically fulfilled. To sustain, as a matter of the highest priority, a weekly programme of 2-4 face-to-face meetings with new ‘target’ commissioning companies and to develop and deepen relationships with existing clients.
• To project manage all commissions for the artists including negotiation of all contracts and billing.
• To offer curatorial and business advice to all artists to help them develop their portfolios and build their practices.
• To assist in the development of a strategic marketing strategy for the company and each represented artist.
• To work closely and in-step with the rest of the executive team, not least those in London head office, providing support as required.

Personal Specification:

• An ‘eye’ for illustration which matches that of our company. An understanding and love of our brand artistically and philosophically.
• Dynamic and creatively ambitious personality.
• A ‘people person’ who respects and takes pleasure in the diversity of humankind and who, more than anything else, likes to be in front of clients in face-to-face meetings.
• Well organized and good at prioritizing tasks.
• Excellent telephone manner and the ability to communicate effectively across all verbal and written communications.
• Excellent customer service skills.
• Adaptable and willing approach to work with the ability to keep calm during times of pressure.

Desirable but not essential:

• Previous experience working successfully as an Agent / Artists’ Representative including successful acquisition and handling of commissions from new clients, especially from clients in the advertising and design sectors.
• Knowledge of illustration and a demonstrable ability to put forward appropriate illustration styles per project enquiry.
• Experience working with InDesign, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Word, Excel and Filemaker Pro.

For a complete spec, please register your interest.
We regret only successful candidates will be contacted.

 

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