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Administrator & Cataloguer, Specialist Auction House

Posted: 16.01.2023
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Negotiable
Location: London, UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

Our client is an independent auction house which sells Maritime Models, Artefacts, Collectables and Navigation and Scientific Instruments on a biannual basis. The business is looking for a new Administrator and Cataloguer to join the team. The role involves dealing with all the day-to-day running a specialist auction.

The role provides an excellent environment to learn in detail all aspects of the auction process. Including, but not limited to:

  • Property Management – Receiving items from clients, issuing receipts, labelling and storing items safely
  • Entering property onto the auction system “GO” including images and descriptions
  • Dealing with enquiries by phone, in person, via the web and by email
  • Coordinating valuations
  • Finance administration – maintaining expenses for the accountant
  • Liaising with external PR on social media posts
  • Creating adverts on illustrator
  • Keeping the website up to date
  • Shipping
  • Coordinating the production of the catalogue
  • Research and cataloguing could be included
  • Assistance with all aspects of auction day

About You

  • Previous experience in an auction house or dealership
  • Ideally a graduate with a relevant academic background – such as art history
  • Tech savvy including basic design, use of databases, websites etc
  • Highly organised , good at creating, maintaining and improving administrative processes
  • Good people skills
  • A sympathy for the subjects would be helpful
  • Self-directed , happy to work for periods alone , or in a small team