ABOUT AVANT ARTE
Avant Arte wants to make art radically more accessible for a new generation.
The company began as a cult blog of contemporary artists, initially inspired through rap lyrics and hip-hop album covers. That blog grew organically into the world's biggest online art community, with over 2.1m followers, 1.7m of which are under the age of 35.
With digital engagement more than 4x the rest of the art world and in line with the biggest youth fashion brands of today, the company’s vision is to inspire a generation of millions of young people who love art like they love music and who collect works like they build their wardrobe.
The company collaborates with iconic contemporary artists like Jenny Holzer, Cai Guo-Qiang and the Chapman brothers, making their work more accessible to younger collectors through sculpture editions, print editions and unique works on paper. Avant Arte’s launches are heavily oversubscribed, with many behaving more like fashion drops than art sales, selling out in under 30 seconds.
We’re a small team with really big ambitions, both for what we want to achieve and also the environment we’re building. We want to create a company that remains thoughtful as we scale and that tries to be genuinely progressive in how we operate; we want people to really own what they do and be given the autonomy and freedom to make mistakes, learn, and create something meaningful. We all work incredibly hard, and really care about what Avant Arte is here to do – we’re looking for exceptional people that are proactive, hungry to learn, and want to put their pride in our collective achievements.
WHAT WE NEED
We are looking for a highly motivated and organised Mandarin speaking Client Development Executive to join our London team. You will be responsible for supporting the sales team as well as developing your own relationships with our collectors.
Working closely with our Collector Community Manager & Director of Collector Experience, the core of this role is sales and collector experience, and you will develop a unique skill set in engaging, developing and building long-term relationships with collectors.
We’re looking for someone with with strong customer services and sales skills, as well as a passion for contemporary culture, who is driven to help the sales team in achieving our targets. A hunger to learn combined with a proactive and positive attitude is key to this role and to your development within the business. We really do encourage everyone to proactively step outside of their job description if they see something that could be improved, but the core of your role will involve:
The skills and experience we’re looking for are:
Our collectors are based in different time zones around the world, you may be required to work outside regular hours in peak times.
We take hiring incredibly seriously, and as such our interview process is relatively in-depth, typically consisting of around 4-5 interviews and a couple of practical tests before we’re ready to make an offer. We believe this is important for both sides - as well as assessing your suitability for the role, we also want to make sure that you have the chance to meet with people across the business and ask plenty of questions throughout.
For this role:
Currently, we are unable to sponsor a Skilled Worker visa for this position and a successful candidate must already have the eligibility in their own right to work in the UK.