AVENUE ROAD
Toronto, ON

Director of Art, Sales & Curation

SUBMIT RESUME

Weishaupt Design Group is a North American based retailer, manufacturer, and distributor engaged in both residential and contract markets, offering contemporary design products with timeless style and enduring quality.

Weishaupt Design Group is seeking out a full-time Director of Art, Sales & Curation for its AVENUE ROAD division. In this role, the candidate will be based in Toronto and report to the Managing Director, Weishaupt Design Group.

Responsibilities:

  • - Establish AVENUE ROAD ARTS as an art gallery with its own roster of artists, as well as a network of partnering galleries
  • - Develop a cohesive strategy to promote, educate and sell artwork and art objects using existing AVENUE ROAD distribution channels
  • - Develop a clear understanding of client's art needs and interests and cater offering to meet those needs
  • - Activate existing showroom and residence spaces in Toronto, New York, Vancouver, and Miami with a curated program of works
  • - Build long term relationships with local and international artists, galleries, and institutions to extract opportunities for sales
  • - Prepare responses to client inquiries for pricing and product information by phone, email, and in-person including sales quotations and sales orders
  • - Implement visualization, renderings into presentation and proposals
  • - Manager partnership and pricing strategies across all markets
  • - Input new contacts and leads into database
  • - Daily interaction with operations team on customer orders and deliveries
  • - Liaise with clients concerning installations, deliveries, product issues and payments
  • - Support development and management of WDG founder's private collection
  • - Additional responsibilities as requested or required

Competencies:

  • - Entrepreneurial spirit
  • - Self-driven
  • - Attention to detail and excellent organization skills
  • - Customer Service orientation with strong interpersonal skills
  • - Excellent Sales abilities with proven negotiation skills
  • - Resourceful, collaborative and able to excel in a fast-paced environment
  • - In depth knowledge or the North American art market, art fundamentals, techniques, trends and best practices

Requirements:

  • - Art of design-based education with minimum 5+ years of relevant experience
  • - Proven ability to work well on a team
  • - Ability to multitask in a dynamic team environment
  • - Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • - Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • - Experience with CRM, inventory database, preferable SAP B1
  • - Second language an asset

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@weishauptdesign.com. Please note that only suitable candidates will be contacted.