Asian Art Specialist (m/f)

New York, United States · Akquisition, Expertisen & Versteigerung expand job description ↓

Description

  • Seek consignments of Traditional Asian Art from within their own network as well as vetting, pricing and handling the acquisition of ‘inbound’ consignments
  • Conduct ‘first hand’ inspections of property within their department upon arrival, confirm estimates, condition and approve items for production
  • Willing to travel on a frequent basis in order to visit clients and partners in the US
  • Direct junior staff, with regards to cataloguing and client correspondence, conveying technical information and areas that need to be researched
  • Carry out cataloguing, condition reports and additional texts for the sale with the assistance of junior staff
  • Work with Global Head of Asian Art to set strategy and targets for the department.
  • Work with Global Head of Asian Art and Marketing to establish the marketing schedule and initiatives for the department.
  • Liaise with Cataloguing team to proof and approve catalogue and auction text for publication
  • Market the sale and specific items to potential buyers
  • Attend market events and speaking engagements, establishing a role as an expert in their field

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s Degree in History of Art or Asian Art preferred
  • 3-7 years of experience in a gallery or auction house
  • Familiarity with the Chinese Art Market
  • Experience in sourcing of Asian Art objects
  • Chinese language skills as a plus
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including superior written and verbal communication
  • Experience with Microsoft office, and comfortable with Outlook and Excel
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize with a strong attention to detail

Benefits

  • A position with responsibilities in one of the most promising and fastest growing startups internationally
  • Diverse and interesting topics and challenging projects
  • A dynamic and professional environment
  • A significant and steep learning curve
  • A workplace within a young and friendly team


We are looking forward to receiving your application digitally, including a cover letter, CV, and any relevant certificates (ideally as one PDF file, uploaded at the ‘Resume’ field) as well as salary expectations and availability, via following link:

https://auctionata.workable.com/jobs/394145/candidates/new

Your contact person for this job opening is Mr. Roman Matyushkin

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