D.R.A.W. Recruitment

Jewellery Specialist, Auction House


Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Negotiable
Location: London, UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

We are looking for an FGA or DGA qualified Jewellery Specialist for a growing London Auction House. The role reports to the Head of Department and is full-time, but part-time 4 days per week would also be considered. The salary is negotiable depending on experience.

The department specialises in Western jewellery of the last three hundred years. Auctions focus on ‘middle market’ jewellery.

Areas of Responsibility

(1) Strategic and business development

In conjunction with the Head of Department:

  • Develop business contacts and strategic opportunities
  • Identify and maintain relationships with all client categories (collectors, dealers etc), and particularly the ability to work with major clients in the consignments and sale of high value property

(2) Valuations, cataloguing, pre and post-sale responsibilities

  • Analyse and respond to incoming in person, written, phone and photo enquiries to determine sale potential
  • Work alone and with colleagues to determine provenance, authenticity, value, condition, and marketability of property
  • Write and prepare catalogue entries, work on catalogue production and layout, as appropriate
  • Coordinate pre-sale exhibition set-up, including any displays
  • Work with buyers during sale week, including weekend exhibitions, to market and sell the sale
  • Participate in telephone bidding with clients during the auction
  • Participate in the full after-sales analysis, and implement any agreed changes