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Peak NYFA? "Your whole life will revolve around clients"


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A friend forwarded me this NYFA Classified listing this morning. It advertises for a job in which “your whole life will revolve around clients.” See below.

LONDON CALLING/ NO FEAR OF MAKING LOTS OF $$$$
Organization: Aavis Resources
Location: New York City, NY
Country: United States
Sector: Fine Arts
Position Level: Executive/Director
Education Requirement: 4-Year Degree
Position Type: Full Time Permanent
Description: World Wide Sales Director
Major, high profile international contemporary gallery is opening a fantastic new gallery in London within the next couple of months! Heavy international travel required - Art Fairs and Exhibitions, visits to museums, curators all over the globe.
Int’l artist liaison
Will lead team in Sales and Marketing.
Your whole life will revolve around clients, professional relationships, sourcing brilliant new talent, attending opening exhibitions everywhere!
Must have a minimum of 10 years ART SALES experience with a superb rolodex!
SIX FIGURE SALARY AND GENEROUS COMMISSION!!

Considering that the New York Foundation for the Arts is the host of these classifieds, shouldn’t there be some sort of vetting process that happens before they’re posted? NYFA, could you just not post listings for unpaid internships and crazy exploitative jobs at all?


#2

But if they stopped posting ads for unpaid internships how would they find their own unpaid interns? https://www.nyfa.org/Classifieds/Job/ed79090b-0143-4379-8d98-605eef5ba7bc