Director of Sales
The Director of Sales will be the first sales hire to further develop Artsy’s brand partnerships and to lay the strategic groundwork for partnership expansion. Artsy is opening its doors to working with market leading brands that have an authentic interest in the art world and in marketing through the lens of art. Artsy is also actively moving toward offering expanded ad opportunities for 2018.
We are currently selling sponsorships of cross platform, digital and experiential custom art projects, partnering with leading brands including UBS, Gucci, and Microsoft in creative collaborations. The Year in Art along with our coverage of The Venice Biennale is the culmination of a unique collaboration with our valued partnership with UBS, and Artsy recently explored a re-imagined application of virtual reality in partnership with Gucci and SoundCloud.
As Director of Sales, reporting to the Chief Revenue Officer of Content Sales, you will be given the autonomy, responsibility and creative runway to develop and secure client prospects that will set the stage for a new business organization within Artsy; a ‘startup within a startup.’ You are a strong self starter, highly collaborative, and comfortable working in a fast paced environment. You are a networker, opportunity seeker, and revenue driver with an entrepreneurial mindset.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
- Minimum of 5 years of direct experience selling digital media to global market leading brands (preferably luxury)
- Digital ad sales a must, and strongly preferred deep experience selling native/branded content products.
- Flexible on category expertise (automotive, financial, fashion, jewelry/watch) but must have some luxury background
- Some client-side sales experience preferred
- Prefer some strategic skills to participate in creating Artsy’s ad sales strategies
- Art world knowledge is not required but valued
This position is full-time and based at our beautiful offices in downtown Manhattan, and starts immediately. To apply, please submit your resumé and a cover letter here.
We think of Artsy less as a business with employees, and more as a community of people who have chosen to work together towards a common goal, and who share a common set of values.
Artsy’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. Our vision is a world where art is as popular as music. We are a resource for art collecting and education.
Artsy features the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions, all in one place. Our growing database of 400,000 images of art, architecture, and design by 50,000 artists spans historical, modern, and contemporary works, and includes the largest online database of contemporary art. Artsy is used by art lovers, museum-goers, patrons, collectors, students, and educators to discover, learn about, and collect art.
At Artsy there are no specific work hours or policies, no pointless bureaucracy. We only care that you achieve inspiring results and are a joy to work with. This means you must be highly energetic, enthusiastic, and resourceful—no problem is too big or too small for you to tackle. You will enjoy both responsibility and autonomy in your work.
WORKING AT ARTSY
In addition to our vision of a world where art is as popular as music, Artsy has five core values that will inform your experience at Artsy.
Art x Science: We believe in uniting empathy with logic, emotion with data, and intuition with research in everything we do. Whether in business strategy or design, culture or code, we seek the magic that happens when the often separate worlds of art and science come together.
People are Paramount: We spend extraordinary energy finding the best person for a job—and once found, we give them the trust and autonomy to be CEO of their role. We avoid pointless bureaucracy and prefer to empower people with information rather than limit them with process.
Quality Worthy of Art: We aim to create an experience worthy of all the world’s art and so hold ourselves to the highest standards in all our work. We believe that the best long term quality comes from rapid shipping, iterating, and learning as we go.
Positive Energy: We know positivity and optimism benefit our work, and we harness positive energy as a vehicle towards greater awareness, growth, and collaboration. We believe in cultivating a positive relationship to art as opposed to one based on exclusivity or scarcity.
Openness: We believe in being open with each other and the world—whether in open-sourcing our code, sharing feedback, or building a diverse and inclusive work culture. We believe in bringing our full selves to work and manifesting an open world where everyone has access to art.
Artsy is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, disability, and veteran status.