The art of the perfect fit

Head of Furniture & Works of Art, Regional Auction House

Posted: 29.04.2024
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

Our client, an established regional auction house, is seeking an experienced Furniture and Works of Art specialist to take charge of and develop a department. Our client is seeking someone to hit the ground running with a total focus on furniture and works of art, and the ability to instantly run a department. The successful candidate will have clients ready and waiting to auction with them. The salary for this role is commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Client valuations in-house and when visiting properties
  • Professional written valuations, cataloguing of items and the creation of condition reports
  • Auctioneering, both from the rostrum and online
  • Dealing with clients pre- and post-sale
  • Department management
  • Business getting

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience valuing, cataloguing & auctioneering
  • Driving essential
  • Computer literacy essential
  • Good knowledge of furniture and works of art essential
  • Knowledge of jewellery welcomed