LUX Center for the Arts
Exhibition and Sales Director
LUX Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization providing arts education to our diverse community. The Exhibition and Sales Director works cooperatively with a small, dedicated team of arts professionals and reports directly to the Executive Director. This is a professional, career position. Work- week is Tuesday – Saturday and includes First Friday evenings. A work- week may exceed 40 hours periodically.
- Has extensive knowledge in contemporary art and fine craft.
- Has experience handling artwork and installing exhibitions.
- Is comfortable working one on one with collectors.
- Has experience in retail sales and merchandising.
- Communicates effectively both orally and in writing.
- Is computer literate in Microsoft Office software; QuickBooks Point of Sale a plus.
- Four-year degree in art-related field, or related experience.
- Can recruit, train, and supervise volunteers and interns.
- Has a valid Nebraska driver’s license, satisfactory motor vehicle record.
- Can lift up to 50 pounds and climb tall ladders.
- Develop and maintain exhibition schedule for 1 year in advance.
- Select exhibitions that have both artistic value as well as commercial viability.
- Maintain appearance of galleries: patch and paint walls, clean floors, pedestal construction and maintenance, maintenance of other display equipment.
- Install, dismantle and rearrange artwork and rotate displays on a regular basis.
- Manage the merchandising of items and assure fresh presentation on a regular basis.
- Control inventory: updates, labeling, price sheets for all artwork, manage POS system.
- Produce educational materials for showroom galleries and exhibitions describing various media, techniques, biographical information on each artist.
- Maintain adequate levels of inventory of artwork and purchased merchandise.
- Develop and implement annual sales plan to meet or exceed budget goals proactively.
- Monitor sales and make adjustments as needed.
- Collect and utilize buyer and prospect information to solicit sales.
- Establish relationships with design professionals, art collectors/buyers, builders, and others to create outside sales leads.
- Manage the merchandising of items and reset displays on a regular basis for seasons and holidays.
- Communicate with artists re: exhibitions, contracts, inventory, special opportunities.
- Coordinate with the Education Director for workshops in cooperation with exhibitions.
- Work with artists to keep fresh inventory of work.
- Secure artist contracts and other information in a timely fashion.
- Maintain artist files, including featured show and consignment contracts, bios, inventory, and promotional materials.
- Plan and implement special sales events.
- Take a lead role with staff and board members to produce the annual art auction.
Storage and Inventory
- Conduct merchandise inventory at end of fiscal year and at the end of the calendar year.
- Keep inventory storage neat and organized.
- Maintain up-to-date inventory records.
- Check-in artwork, complete condition report and send to artist.
- Serve on the Exhibitions Committee and Annual Art Auction & Events Committees.
- Manages the work of a part time gallery associate.
- Recruit, train, schedule and supervise volunteer receptionists.
- Recruit and train student interns to assist with exhibitions, gallery display, etc.
- Provide detailed schedules and descriptions of exhibitions to the marketing staff in a timely manner for marketing of exhibitions, lectures, etc.
- Work with Marketing Coordinator to create plan to support gallery shop sales.
- Provide updated X-cards, artist bios, and the like for public edification.
- Work with Marketing for plan to support gallery and shop sales.
- Develop and maintain relationships with media representatives.
Other duties as assigned.
Salary and commission negotiable.
Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to: