Modern & Contemporary Art Specialist

Location: Beverly Hills, CA, New York, NY
Date Posted: 01-07-2013

Are you a talented and knowledgeable Modern & Contemporary Art Specialist? Then set your sights on a high-profile career in our unique 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 and New York offices 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:

  • Obtain consignments
  • Supervise the vetting of condition
  • Authenticate properties consigned
  • Review inquiries
  • Proofread catalogs, essays, and advertising copies
  • Market specific objects to valued clients
  • Supervise two or more auctions per year in full
  • Other duties may be assigned

 
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred; 5+ years of experience as a commercial dealer and/or in a major auction house working environment with focus in Modern & Contemporary Art; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
SKILLS & ABILITIES: Must be highly proficient in basic Microsoft applications, specifically Word and Excel; have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written); high ability to multitask; pay great attention to detail; have 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.


 
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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