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Art Consultant

Kevin Barry Fine Art Kevin Barry Fine Art Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Tue, Aug 21 '18Posted on:
Full-timeType:

Art Consultant and Associate Art Consultant

Join a team of designers creating stunning art for hotels & premium properties nationwide.

If you have an interior design background and love art, this might be your dream job. Kevin Barry Fine Art is one of the pre-eminent art consulting firms in North America. You’ll work in a gorgeous gallery with a team that designs, sources and supplies artwork that fits a design brief from our clients.

We have three locations, all expanding. San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Look at our work here: http://kevinbarryfineart.com. Our clients are all over the USA, and we bring our art and services to them.

We are searching for two slightly different positions. We need Associate Art Consultants who work in our gallery, sourcing art and managing our many projects. They must have a good aesthetic, be detail oriented and push to get the right art to the right location at the right time. They support Art Consultants (the other position we need), who must sell our services and manage the associates, in addition to having a great aesthetic. Associates have the opportunity for promotion (if they want it) to become an Art Consultant. Art Consultants can be promoted to VP. We have a clear career path in art consulting.

Which position are you best fit for?

Associate Art Consultant Position

The ideal Associate Art Consultant has a design background and/or a design education and will work more inside our gallery than out in the field with clients. When the Art Consultant brings in a job, the Associate is the person who makes it come to life. Their Art Consultant brings in a client brief, and they find the art/ideas that perfectly fill that brief. The Associate has client contact (by phone) and manages the project with the full support of the Art Consultant, who is their team leader. They work with vendors and artists to get the project built, watching every detail and the calendar so that they deliver a high-quality product right on time and on budget. Their focus is on getting the work out to the complete satisfaction of the client, as well as improving their aesthetic sensibilities from good to great. Over time, they can be promoted to Art Consultant if they want to, provided they prove to be good as an associate, good at sales and good at managing people. Ideal candidates have worked in the design world and have experience which proves they are good at managing details and multi-tasking. Is this you?

Art Consultant Position

The ideal Art Consultant has at least 3-5 years’ experience in an interior design related industry, has some experience managing people and has sales experience. They love to get on planes to build relationships with prospects and customers and love to win the sale so we can supply beautiful art/design. They regularly use their art & design sensibilities to come up with creative and stunning art that makes rooms come alive. Their focus is to bring in the business, but also to manage their team of associates and deliver awesome art on time and on budget. They develop relationships with clients that span years. Is this you?

About the work:

This is quite different from a retail gallery. For example, a common hospitality job might include 25 original art pieces for public spaces and 250 sets of wall décor for all the rooms. The work we do has many moving parts. We have complicated bids/estimates, and when we win the work, we must closely manage the delivery process insuring we are timely and high quality. The sales process is relationship based, and we befriend our clients, who are often interior designers or property owners. We make them look great since we are art experts and bring their vision to life with wall décor and sculpture. There is plenty of business to win, and the more art consultants we have, the more we can create the relationships that help us grow.

Job Duties-Associate Art Consultant include:

  • Pull visuals of artwork for packages based on design intent by finding and identifying artwork in our library and beyond that will fit the style and price point for the project.
  • Create a specification document which includes artwork visuals, framing specification, pricing, shipping and cartoning details.
  • Meet with interior designers to understand art project needs and provide solutions, some travel required.
  • Awareness of ongoing design & market trends.
  • Ability to balance budget restraint with vendors to provide maximum value.
  • Strong project awareness and follow through.
  • Negotiate pricing with vendors.
  • Manage artist timelines and deadlines.
  • Manage client approvals & sign-offs of prototypes and final job.
  • QC of all samples, prototypes and finished product.
  • Creation of purchase orders and sales orders on client projects.
  • Attend some industry shows.
  • Maintain a good understanding of all influencers affecting each project.
  • Staying aware of deadlines and managing to a timeline.

Job Duties-Art Consultant include:

  • Speak with interior designers to understand art project needs and provide solutions, some travel required. Present artistic concepts.
  • Find leads, connect with prospects, bid on work and close sales.
  • Maintain a good understanding of all influencers affecting each project
  • Maintain internal efficiency of the team; time management of team members.
  • Conceptualize stunning artwork that delights the client, and communicate it to an artist.
  • Awareness of ongoing design & market trends.
  • Ability to balance budget restraint with vendors to provide maximum value.
  • Strong project awareness and follow through.
  • Negotiate pricing with vendors.
  • Manage artist timelines and deadlines.
  • Confirm approvals by clients.
  • QC of all samples, prototypes and finished product.
  • Review POs and SO’s for accuracy.
  • Support and manage other art associates as needed
  • Attend some industry shows
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