The art of the perfect fit

Senior Auctioneer and Valuer

Posted: 14.01.2022
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Negotiable
Location: North of England UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

Our client has been established as an auction house since the 1800’s. They have a successful and well regarded business which is known and loved both by the local community and collectors nationwide. The business is set in a beautiful town and has a purpose built saleroom and a café. There is easy access to the countryside and to the main motorways.

For succession planning purposes they are looking for a Senior Auctioneer and Valuer. They currently hold 4 fine art sales per annum, general weekly sales, sporting and guns sales and a toy sale. This is a brilliant opportunity for someone looking for a move to a rural location, without sacrificing a well paid career opportunity.

Key Tasks:

  • Business Development
  • Insurance & Probate Valuations
  • Cataloguing – researching and describing items consigned for sale
  • Client Management – ensuring that vendors are kept informed of the auction arrangements, and that formal valuations are completed to the satisfaction of the instructing parties.
  • Auctioneering and telephone bidding

Requirements:

  • Previous employment at an auction house with experience of valuing and cataloguing
  • A broad general knowledge of art and antiques and/or a detailed knowledge of one specialism
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Good people skills and the ability to secure consignments and develop new business
  • Auctioneering experience preferred

Competitive salary dependant on experience.