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Gallery Associate

We at 1stdibs are looking to hire a Gallery Associate for our soon-to-be-launched Flagship Gallery of the future. This role will be focused on delivering world-class service to our distinguished Trade buyers as well as supporting this small but dynamic team in all aspects of a successful Gallery, particularly selling high-end furniture, accessories, and art.

Are you passionate about creating luxurious, beautiful experiences while selling rare, unique and elevated product? Are you an eloquent communicator and a people person who loves cultivating relationships? Do you have a background in luxury sales and a passion for delivering world-class service? If so, we would love for you to join the 1stdibs family.

This location will showcase more than 50 of 1stdibs’ most exciting sellers and foster deeper relationships with the Trade, their clients, and our seller community. Being one of our first hires, you will have the opportunity to help shape the future of this integrated, omnichannel experience that connects the Gallery and our website.  

As a creative and passionate luxury sales specialist, you will bring 2-4 years of relationship selling experience with high-net-worth clientele and businesses. You should have a history of exceeding both qualitative and quantitative metrics in sales and service. Comfort with change, a can-do attitude, the ability to multi-task, high emotional intelligence, and strong critical thinking will make you flourish in this role.

Given that we’re a small team, you should be willing to rise to a challenge and jump in and get your hands dirty - no task is too big or too small for you. From receiving a shipment, to closing a Trade sale, you want to learn, iterate and perform in a dynamic, quickly-evolving environment.

 

What you’ll do

  • Act as a brand ambassador for 1stdibs and our Trade partners and act as a subject-matter expert on our products and the industry
  • Meet and exceed sales and service metrics using relationship selling techniques and consistently work towards fostering a shared book of clients, ensuring a high-touch transition and strategic contact post-sale
  • Provide outstanding customer service that goes above and beyond the call of duty
  • Partner with all internal teams in executing in-stores event, sales, and showings
  • Own all pre-sale (inventory, quotes, etc.) and post-sale procedures (such as shipment tracking, returns, etc.)
  • Act as our “eyes and ears on the Gallery floor” and relay customer requests, trends and complaints so we can gather the data required to best serve our customers
  • Per the directives of the Manager and Keyholder, assist with any and all operational, logistical, merchandising and housekeeping tasks for optimized performance - including load in/out of stock and picking and packing sold items
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures regarding selling, servicing, safety and operations

 

What you’ll bring

  • Minimum of 2 to 4 years of retail experience in luxury arts, interiors/furniture or design-focused business
  • A functional knowledge of the luxury retail sector as well as interest in high-end design
  • Understanding of when and how to engage with buyers based on where they are in the sales lifecycle; excellent instincts and proven ability in “closing the deal” and developing repeat clientele
  • A relentless passion for providing the highest level of service and a willingness to go above and beyond in order to ensure a magical customer experience
  • A passion for continued learning and feedback and a desire to grow with the company
  • Excellent verbal, written, organizational and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Ability to routinely move objects weighing more than 25 lbs and to understand safety requirements
  • Ability to maneuver effectively around the Gallery floor, stock room and office. Position entails prolonged standing, twisting, stooping, kneeling, squatting, bending and climbing

This role will follow 1stdibs Gallery hours which will be between 9:30 am - 6:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Ability to work select evenings and weekends for events is required.

1stdibs is the world’s largest online luxury marketplace for rare and desirable objects. It has become the go-to source for the world's leading interior designers and consumers to find antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage fashion, and fine art.

Backed by Benchmark Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Spark Capital and Alibaba, 1stdibs is a unique blend of expert curators and seasoned Internet executives from companies including eBay, Gilt, Google, FreshDirect, Mlb.com, Shutterfly, and Twitter.

1stdibs is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.