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Fine Jewelry Consignment Director

Chicago, IL
Are you a talented and knowledgeable Fine Jewelry Expert?  Set your sights on a high-profile career in our highly dynamic and exciting environment. Heritage Auctions (HA.com) world’s largest collectibles auctioneer and one of the fastest growing auction houses in the world with sales in fine jewelry,  luxury accessories, watches, wine, coins, books and manuscripts, fine and decorative arts, entertainment, music, and more!

SUMMARY: Responsible for evaluating property, acquiring consignments, building relationships, assisting with the catalogue production and sales process, and other duties.   

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Evaluate property and establish auction estimates.
  • Acquires consignments.
  • Assists with authentication, cataloguing, essays, and condition reporting as needed.
  • Proof reads catalogs, essays, and advertising copy.
  • Markets lots in auctions to various clients.
  • Contribute in expansion of client database.
  • Answers inquiries.
  • Travel as needed to assist with previews and actively participate in auctions.
  • 5+ years’ experience in a major auction house preferred and/or as a commercial dealer  with a focus in fine and estate jewelry; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ideal candidate is a go-getter, outgoing, self-motivated, independent professional.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, high ability to multitask, pay attention to detail, and have a positive attitude with good customer service skills.
  • 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.

Heritage Auctions welcomes and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, mature workers and persons with disabilities. EOE
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