London based Proud Galleries need a new Head of Sales for the Proud Group.
Responsible for Sales across both galleries, strategy and pricing, Artist relations, and also Alex Proud's right hand person who is his deputy and is expected to be able to run the business overall to some extent.
This is a huge job and means you need to have a solid photography background, management experience and vast amounts of diplomacy (If you think the artists are tough, there is Alex too!). There is a large amount of initiative needed and an ability to think on the spot and have the confidence to make decisions without him.
There will be possible share options as well as salary and possible commission on sales.
This is very much a job for someone who has worked in the business for some time and perhaps is looking for more independence and excitement. You will have to be very self confident, assured and well presented as well as willing to work long hours.
They are also looking for a PA for Alex Proud!
He says he's a nightmare! The job however also involves running Proud Central day to day which maybe makes up for having to put up with him!
You are responsible for his diary, all his meetings, looking after him in general (i.e. no McDonalds for lunch!) and making sure he runs smoothly and happily!
You will also run the interns, make sure the Gallery is running smoothly and looking at its best, cash up at the end of the day, run the office and take care of opening nights at the Gallery.
This job is suitable for someone perhaps a year or so out of college, photographic experience is not essential, but obsessive organisational skills and assured calmness are!
So if both those descriptions have not put you all off, please do send through a cv and covering letter (making it clear which job you are applying for) and photo to:
Proud Galleries/Vision On
5 Buckingham Street
London WC2N 6BP
Phone: 0207 839 4942
Fax: 0207 839 4947