HOURS: Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 5pm, with presence at evening events and art fairs as required
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Permanent Full-time, subject to a six-month probationary review
SALARY: Commensurate with experience plus 9.5% superannuation

About the organisation 

Sullivan+Strumpf is a leading contemporary commercial gallery representing a diverse range of emerging and established artists from Asia, Australia and the Pacific region. The gallery was founded, by co-directors Ursula Sullivan and Joanna Strumpf in 2005. Sullivan+Strumpf works across a broad geographical region with art exhibitions, museums, major art fairs, publications and audience engagement programmes. Sullivan+Strumpf has proudly helped foster the careers of some of the most significant contemporary artists in the region and remains dedicated to supporting artists to realise their visions and forge long-term artistic careers.

About the role

Sullivan+Strumpf is seeking an experienced, solutions-oriented Client Services Manager for our new Melbourne gallery. It is an exciting time to join the gallery as we embark on a period of growth and achieve significant milestones.

Reporting to the Directors, this is an integral and senior role within the 10 strong team based across Sydney and Melbourne and will be responsible for creating new and servicing existing clients, in addition to the care and promotion of Sullivan+Strumpf artists. 

The chosen candidate will have existing contacts within and a deep understanding of the art industry. They will have exceptional attention to detail and be highly organised. They can take initiative and perform multiple tasks under pressure while maintaining flexibility, patience, and a positive and courteous attitude. As Client Services Manager, Melbourne they will support the Directors, staff, and artists to achieve their shared artistic, creative, and business goals.

This is a full-time position, 9am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday, with presence at evening events and art fairs as required.

Essential Requirements

- 3-5 years experience in a museum or gallery in a similar role
- Ability to work independently with initiative, or in a team, and the ability to communicate with a variety of people
- Excellent communication skills, including excellent written and spoken expression
- Strong organisation and project management skills
- A love of communicating, supporting, and achieving results for our artists
- Full driver’s license

Key Responsibilities

- Communicate between directors and staff and foster a positive workplace culture
- Manage a range of artist related events, included private functions and art fairs
- Plan and prioritise sales activities and contact
- Seek out new client/artist opportunities from a broad range of sources
- Represent the gallery at sector events
- Assist the team with the practical delivery of artistic projects and outcomes as required
- Assist in freight, framing and artwork requirements
- Work with the team to develop strategies and goals for our clients and artists

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.

Please send and address all questions and applications to Jenny Du, at [email protected].

Applications close 5pm, Friday 30 September 2022.

Sullivan+Strumpf is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.