D.R.A.W. Recruitment

Junior Cataloguer and Trainee Valuer – General Valuations


Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: £23,000- £25,000
Location: London, UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

Our client is seeking a diligent, enthusiastic and passionate person to join their General Valuations team as a junior cataloguer and trainee valuer. This is a full-time position and based in-house within the auction rooms.

Overview & Responsibilities

To catalogue and manage the Traditional & Modern Home auctions and to assist with the Fine & Decorative auctions, responsibilities to include:

  • Cataloguing lots, mainly in the areas of ceramics, works of art, collectables and clocks
  • Writing catalogue notes
  • Conducting condition reports
  • Managing photography
  • Adhering to deadlines
  • Proof reading
  • Curating the order of the auction
  • Assisting with catalogue production process
  • Liaising with clients regarding pre and post-sale enquiries
  • Working with the saleroom team to layout the auction and ensure lotting up is completed on time
  • Managing re-entries of unsold lots

Conducting valuations

  • Undertaking valuations in reception and by email
  • Assisting with valuation proposals

Auction & Viewing day responsibilities

  • Assisting clients with queries
  • Internet clerking and telephone bidding

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Preferred previous experience within an auction house with a good understanding of the auction process
  • An interest in and basic general knowledge of ceramics, works of art and collectables.
  • Ability to maintain composure in a stressful environment and meet deadlines
  • Driven with a positive and can-do attitude
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills