The art of the perfect fit

Junior Watch Specialist, Regional Auction House

Posted: 31.05.2024
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: London, UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

Our client is a regional auction house with a London presence, and they are seeking a Junior Watch Specialist to join their team on a permanent, full-time basis. The successful candidate will have experience with antique, vintage and modern pieces and they be responsible for valuing and consigning watches, as well as contributing to sales.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide valuations for customers in both a walk-in and online capacity, with a view to consign items to auction
  • Attending external appointments for off-site valuations and events
  • Carry out probate valuations
  • Catalogue consignments and work on the production and layout of the online catalogue
  • Work with potential buyers to provide condition reports
  • Work closely with the Watch department to ensure the auction deadlines are met
  • Work closely with the Business Development team to identify and cultivate new business
  • Liaise with the marketing team, providing insight on marketable content for consigned items
  • Provide assistance to consignors and potential buyers, in person, by telephone or email
  • Assist with viewing and sale days, including telephone bidding if needed
  • Assist with promotional events

Requirements:

  • Experience in an Auction House, working in a similar role
  • Proven experience valuing watches
  • A broad knowledge watches
  • An understanding or experience of the evolving auction market
  • Willingness to conduct research
  • Enthusiasm for attending networking events
  • Excellent attention to detail is essential
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise a busy workload in order to meet deadlines is essential
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A positive, can-do attitude – be approachable and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a small team, in a fast-paced environment, and under pressure
  • Show willingness to learn and go the extra mile