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Specialist Toys and Models

Posted: 12.01.2022
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Negotiable
Location: South East UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

Our client is seeking a diligent, enthusiastic and passionate person to join the Valuations team as a Specialist within Toys and Models. This is a full-time position and based in-house within the auction rooms focused on their growing Toys & Models department, as well as in other areas of antique and collectables valuations. This role may also suit a General Valuer with an interest in developing knowledge in these specialities.

Overview & Responsibilities:

To assist in cataloguing the regular specialist auctions throughout the year.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Cataloguing lots
  • Writing catalogue notes
  • Assisting with condition reports
  • Ensuring items have been photographed
  • Adhering to deadlines
  • Proof reading
  • 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
  • Assisting with viewing or office administration
  • Managing re-entries of unsold lots
  • Social media liaising with social media manager

Conducting valuations

  • Assisting with valuation proposals
  • Valuation of items with or without clients

Auction & Viewing day responsibilities

  • Assisting clients with queries
  • Internet clerking and telephone bidding
  • Auctioneering opportunities possible

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or relevant saleroom experience
  • Preferred prior experience within an auction house with a good understanding of the auction process
  • An interest in and general knowledge of Toys &  Models
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Driven with a positive and can-do attitude
  • An all-round team player who is happy to contribute to assist and enable the success of the other departments
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills