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HELLO

When NINE dot ARTS opened its doors in 2009 (just one door in a closet-sized office rented at an architecture firm, to be exact), our co-founders Martha and Molly had a vision for a new kind of art consulting firm. They wanted to prove that you can grow a successful and profitable arts sector business while displaying non-profit, mission-based values. And they wanted to work with clients who share their appreciation for the power of art to eliminate the ordinary and transform spaces.

Today, with lots of doors and a growing team, that vision is not only intact, it’s thriving. Because while we’re in the business of exceeding our clients’ goals for creating art experiences (and our clients regularly tell us we do just that), we find just as much satisfaction in finding new and emerging artists and helping them gain visibility for their work. Art helps everybody win.
Want to help us keep winning?

Available Positions

Business Development Manager

Can you sell creativity? Do you get just as excited about filling your pipeline as closing a deal? Can you articulate the power of a brand and a visual narrative? Can you spend all day working your phone and your email to move prospects closer to connecting with you? Do you think you have the hustle and skill to qualify for the coolest sales job in Seattle?

THE ROLE

We’re NINE dot ARTS. From hotels, multi-family residential properties, and offices to large-scale, mixed use developments to interactive public art installations, our team leverages the power of original art to transform ordinary places into one-of-a-kind experiences. We curate inspiring collections that not only present a visual narrative, but connect people to places and brands.

The Business Development Manager (BDM) for NINE dot ARTS will spearhead our growth into the Seattle region by generating a pipeline of new leads. You will be in charge of leveraging your current contacts and researching new opportunities to identify prospects, cultivate targeted relationships, and work with our Head of Marketing and Sales to convert leads into proposals and sales. You will be the face of NINE dot ARTS in Seattle and you should be passionate about creating new connections, identifying solutions for client needs, and bringing the transformative power of art to a growing number of spaces.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
  • 3+ years in sales, with a track record of selling creative services or professional services. If you’ve never sold a professional service where clients are paying for your company’s expertise and time, you’re not right for this role.
  • Recent experience working within our key client industry of commercial real estate development, including adjacent services such as architecture, design, hospitality, and construction, in order to speak authentically with clients about their unique needs.
  • Creative thinker who can imagine the path toward a new pipeline and take the daily steps to make it happen. You will be working independently every day, so you’ll need a self-motivated workstyle, with proven experience working remotely.
  • Great networker, with the ability to build relationships and pursue account based sales – we have a niche business with very specific client personas, and this role will support targeted marketing campaigns.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication to craft an outstanding story about how our services can transform our clients’ space into experiences. You ask the kinds of questions that help prospects understand their problems and lead them toward solutions.
COMPANY RESPONSIBILITIES

Scope of work includes cultivation of brand new leads within Seattle, with potential expansion to additional regions over time, and ownership of sales for incoming leads across the country.

  • Most days will be spent actively prospecting, whether over the phone, email, or on the ground in the Seattle area, in order to set qualified meetings for our team to help pitch and close deals and new accounts.
  • Beyond identifying specific projects, we want to establish new relationships with targeted clients that can evolve into long-term partnerships, with multiple projects over time.
  • While you work on growing our Seattle presence, you will also own the sales cycle for new projects of repeat client and referrals by partnering with Studio team members to lead the sales meetings and proposal process.
  • Maintain data in CRM system to ensure accuracy of real-time KPI reports.
  • Success in the role will be measured by qualified proposals sent and revenue closed.
  • The role requires up to 20% travel for development of nearby regional markets.

The right person in this role will have the independent initiative to prospect for new leads daily, while working closely with the Head of Marketing and Sales to track progress, and collaborate as needed with our Studio staff.

COMPENSATION

Competitive salary and commission package, plus company benefits.

Company Benefits

  • Paid time off (begins accruing on first full pay period)
  • Company holidays (9/year)
  • Flex days (5/year, available immediately)
  • Full health benefits (eligible the first of the month following 60 days of salaried employment)
  • Retirement contributions (eligible following 90 days of employment)
  • Parental leave (eligible after 1 year of full-time salaried employment)
  • Continuing Education budget
  • Company retreat

Studio Intern

THE ROLE

NINE dot ARTS (NDA) is a Denver based art curation firm. We provide full-scale art advisory and consulting services to a variety of corporate, residential, healthcare, and hospitality settings, both locally and nationally. 

We are looking for skilled individuals to assist with daily office tasks and projects associated with the operation of an art consulting firm. A key component of the 2021 internship program is coverage of our front desk to accept deliveries one day a week from 9-5pm . In addition, various art acquisition and business-related projects will be assigned by the Intern Supervisor and other NDA staff members. Interns will work in a collaborative environment to facilitate and manage these projects. Interns will learn how corporate art collections are created and managed.

NINE dot ARTS bridges the world of business and art. This internship will provide valuable experience for those interested in working within the art market. As a Studio Intern, you will work with the Acquisitions and Curator teams on project-related tasks, from conducting artist research to installation and everything in between.

COMPANY RESPONSIBILITIES

Sample Tasks:

  • General office work (accepting deliveries, tidying office, organizing supplies)
  • Unpack new artwork
  • Package artwork being shipped 
  • Art handling
  • Input artwork information into the company database
  • Tidy office
  • Communicate with vendors
  • Errands such as picking up or delivering art to frame shop
THE SPECIFICS

Location: Interns will work both remotely and onsite at our office.
Address: NINE dot ARTS, 3734 Osage St., Denver, CO, 80211
Internship type: Paid, hourly
Compensation: $12.32 per hour
Hours per week: 12
Length of internship: 6 months or 12 months, depending on applicant’s availability. Internship will start in January 2021 and go through the end of the year.

HOW TO APPLY

Send the following materials to careers@ninedotarts.com:

  • Subject Line: Studio Intern
  • Resume
  • A 60-second video describing yourself, your interest in the company and why you feel like this internship is a good match for you.

Please indicate if you’re available for a 6-month or 12-month term during the year of 2021. If you’re available for a 6-month term, please indicate if it’s for the first half of the year of second half of the year.

Marketing Intern

THE ROLE

NINE dot ARTS (NDA) is a Denver based art curation firm. We provide full-scale art advisory and consulting services to a variety of corporate, residential, healthcare, and hospitality settings, both locally and nationally.  

We are looking for skilled individuals to assist with administrative tasks associated with the sales and marketing of an art consulting firm. The ideal candidate has a desire to expand their knowledge in account-based marketing and content marketing. The candidate is a self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills, an eye for detail and an organized approach.

NINE dot ARTS bridges the world of business and art. This internship will provide valuable experience for those interested in working within the art market. As a Marketing Intern, you will work with the CEO and other staff members on sales and marketing administration. 

COMPANY RESPONSIBILITIES

Example projects:

  • CRM management (data input and analysis for contacts and deals)
  • Website content (photo/video, projects, services)
  • Data management (Client lists, project lists, awards and publications, and client testimonials)
  • Content Marketing (Social Media, Email Campaigns, Blogs, Podcasts, Webinars, Articles)
  • Research (prospects, contacts & draft outreach emails)
  • Sales workflow (Support, scheduling, proposal editing)
  • Nurturing existing client base (handwritten letters, client gifts)
THE SPECIFICS

Location: Remote
Address: NINE dot ARTS, 3734 Osage St., Denver, CO, 80211
Internship type: Paid, hourly
Compensation: $12.32 per hour
Hours per week: 12
Length of internship: 6 months or 12 months, depending on applicant’s availability. Internship will start in January 2021 and go through the end of the year.

HOW TO APPLY

Send the following materials to careers@ninedotarts.com:

  • Subject Line: Marketing Intern
  • Resume
  • A 60-second video describing yourself, your interest in the company and why you feel like this internship is a good match for you.

Please indicate if you’re available for a 6-month or 12-month term during the year of 2021. If you’re available for a 6-month term, please indicate if it’s for the first half of the year of second half of the year.

here’s how to apply:

Please email your resume along with a 60-second video describing yourself, your interest in the company and why you feel like this job is a good match for you. Resumes should be sent to careers@ninedotarts.com. Please use the following subject in your email: “[Your Name], [Position Title].”

Videos should be shared with careers@ninedotarts.com via DropBox, WeTransfer or email. No phone calls please. Resumes will be reviewed weekly. Applications accepted until position is filled.

Martha Weidmann

Martha Weidmann

CEO & Co-Founder

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