Asian Art Specialist

Location: Beverly Hills, CA
Date Posted: 01-04-2013

Are you a talented and knowledgeable Asian Art Specialist? Then set your sights on a high-profile career in our prestigious environment. Heritage Auctions (HA.com) is #1 in the collectibles auction field and our auction categories include coins, sports, comics, historical, entertainment and music… and many more!
 
Heritage Auctions, a well-established auction house with over 30 years of longevity, is expanding and hiring in our Beverly Hills office to meet growing business needs. We are seeking ambitious candidates who will bring their excellent reputation, business ethics, strong work ethic, organizational skills, and knowledge to represent Heritage in the best light.
 
SUMMARY: Responsible for building relationships and providing specialist opinion for authenticating on all aspects of vetting of conditions and properties consigned. 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Answer client inquiries
  • Evaluate property and establish auction estimates
  • Acquire consignments
  • Assist with authentication, cataloguing, essays, and condition reporting as needed
  • Proofread catalogs, essays, and advertising copy
  • Market lots in auctions to various clients
  • Participate in expansion of client database
  • Oversee previews and actively participate in auctions
  • Other duties may be assigned

 
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years experience as a commercial dealer and/or in a major auction house working environment with focus in Asian Art
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience

 
SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, specifically Word and Excel
  • Ability to multitask and pay great attention to detail
  • Must have a positive attitude with exceptional customer service skills
  • Public speaking talents are a plus!

 
PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS: To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to withstand long periods of sitting, looking at a computer monitor, and phone handling for approximately 8-12 hours on a daily basis. Individual may occasionally lift up to 20 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Individual must be able to work in a fast-paced team environment.
 
The following are attributes that we are seeking in all employees at Heritage:

  • Self-motivation, intelligence, and strong work ethic
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to follow set standards and take direction
  • Ability to analyze and propose solutions to problems
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-project, and dynamic environment
  • Absolute drive to complete projects on time and in a detailed manner
  • Excellent organizational skills: accurate and thorough
  • Excellent communication skills: both written and verbal

 
We are a non-smoking company and also require that all applicants submit to a drug screen and background check.
 
Heritage Auctions welcomes and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, mature workers and persons with disabilities. EOE

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