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Associate Specialist: Prints & Multiples

Posted: 19.05.2022
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Negotiable
Location: London, UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

An established London Auction house is looking for an Associate Specialist to take a leading role in the development and growth of the Prints & Multiples department; working closely with Head of Department and general valuations team to drive sales, whilst engaging new and existing buyers and consignors.

Responsibilities

  • Undertake valuations both in person, via email and at client houses and business for Prints & Multiples
  • Securing consignments to increase turnover and income for the department and selling sales for the Prints & Multiples Department. Sourcing new business through pro-active target marketing, cold calling, relationship making and building and maintaining existing client relationships.
  • Actively manage client relationships in order to enhance client loyalty and generate business; support key client activity in particular focusing on generating new networks of clients/collectors
  • Active participation with the Prints & Multiples community – attendance at social and art world events e.g. gallery and museum openings; increasing the network of contacts and relationships within this market
  • Prepare and deliver valuation proposals to secure consignments, providing valuations both offsite and within the auction house
  • Research and write catalogue entries
  • Lead the catalogue production process and adhere to strict production deadlines
  • Providing support where required for the head of department
  • Lead the exhibition set up. Actively participate in all presale exhibitions and events, to cultivate bidders, promote and sell the sale. Develop, track and communicate client interest in lots; and execute bids at sale
  • Undertake condition reports
  • Viewing responsibilities helping clients at the exhibition; speaking to clients about the property;
  • Perform valuations for auction and probate where required in association with the Professional Services Department
  • Assist on auction days as required alongside on viewing and auction days for other departments as required.
  • Catalogue and condition reporting assistance where required for Modern Home sales.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 4 years relevant experience within the field of Prints & Multiples, auction house experience preferred but not essential
  • General knowledge about a broad range of values within the discipline ranging from £200-£200,000
  • Some previous experience at generating business from both private and trade sources and increasing turnover within similar field
  • Ability to maintain composure in a stressful environment and meet deadlines
  • Driven with a positive and can-do attitude
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills