Sales Associate

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Why You Should Work with Us

Hua's mission is to be the best place on the Western internet to discover, explore and acquire contemporary Chinese art. We are digital-first so working with us represents an incredible lens into selling high-ticket luxury items online.

We work with—

  • collectors – emerging and established
    • ranging from professional collectors dedicated to contemporary Chinese art to individuals who simply love the pieces we offer
  • institutions – galleries and museums
    • Blain|Southern – blue-chip international gallery with spaces in London/New York and Berlin
    • Palazzo Reale – the most famous museum in Milan
    • Unit London – London’s digital contemporary art sensation
  • the trade – hotels and restaurants
    • The Four Seasons
    • The Venetian in Macau
    • K11 Art Mall

We have deep, long-term relationships with elite emerging and established contemporary Chinese artists. We work with masters such as the Gao Brothers, Qu Lei Lei and Qin Feng, to name a few. We are ever-expanding our network of phenomenal emerging and mid-career talent and work with artists such as Lu Xinjian, Pan Jian and Zhuang Hong Yi, amongst many others.

Hua Directors - Shanyan Koder, Jay Bowles and Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli

Position Details

These are the tasks you'll be taking care of:

  • online sales

  • cold calls

  • personal calls

  • reaching out to new trade clients

  • the business of high-end art

  • managing creative projects

  • China (the role may involve travel to China)

  • art content writing

  • networking at events

  • finding PR opportunities

  • sourcing venues to host pop up shows

  • creating strategic partnerships with galleries

  • representing Hua internationally

Mao Lizi

The business is relatively young so it's likely that some of these tasks will evolve and some may be dropped. We expect you to be flexible with different tasks and always have a positive attitude in managing anything that is requested, even if not part of the list above.

We expect you to be working autonomously and looking for new opportunities to grow the business yourself.

You'll be directly trained by both Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli and Jay Bowles. Dagmar is Co-Owner and Director of Art Advisory, she is a contemporary Chinese art specialist with over a decade of experience in the field. Jay is Co-Owner and Director of Operations, who has led the relaunch of the business. He has over a decade of experience founding digital technology businesses and has core competencies in product development, marketing, operations and cryptocurrency.

We need somebody who has 5 hours of working overlap with our working day in the UK or sometimes in Italy. But apart from that you're welcome to work from wherever you like.

Lu Xinjian

Position Outline


  • strong sales experience in a gallery or in luxury
  • great sales and communication skills, loyalty as well as hands-on mentality and a proactive work ethic
  • honest, reliable and trustworthy behaviour
  • ability to work on your own
  • passion for providing excellent customer service
  • a results-orientated way of working and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • meet and exceed sales targets
  • strong affinity for art and luxury
  • interest in learning about contemporary Chinese art
  • polished English language skills – both written and spoken
  • we're based mostly in London and Italy, Central European Time. You can be based wherever you want, but we need to have at least 5 hours of overlap in the working day.


Please make us aware if you possess any of these—

  • Mandarin language skills at any level
  • other language skills
  • art curation skills
  • your existing clientele that you'll be managing yourself
  • some experience of working remotely

Qin Feng

What we offer

This is a great opportunity for someone with years of experience in the art/luxury business who is willing to take a new challenge in their career, making a strong impact in the online art world. You'll have the privilege to work remotely, so no commute to work or stressful office environment. You'll be working from anywhere you like.

We are a young, friendly and passionate team who believes in the importance of cooperation and mutual respect. We are developing valuable international relationships in the art world and loyalty is our core principle. We are welcoming you to play a significant role in our team, to share our values, vision and goals.

You'll be exposed to the fascinating and ever evolving market of contemporary Chinese art with the potential of travelling to China, meeting incredible artists and being involved in prestigious museum projects and gallery exhibitions.

Your position has immense potential of growth, depending on how active and proactive you are, and you will be rewarded accordingly.

Please email us at your CV and a 30 second video talking about why you're suitable for the position. Application deadline 19 December 2019.

Hua Directors - Shanyan Koder, Jay Bowles and Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli

We look forward to hearing from you!