Fine Jewelry Specialist, NY

Location: New York, NY
Date Posted: 10-23-2017
Are you a talented and knowledgeable Fine Jewelry Specialist?  Then set your sights on a high-profile career in our unique environment. Heritage Auctions (HA.com) is the third largest auction house in the world. Featuring Fine Art and Collectibles our auction categories include:  luxury, fine jewelry, coins, sports, comics, historical, modern & contemporary art, illustration art, decorative arts, entertainment and music… and many more!
 
 
SUMMARY: Responsible for building relationships and providing specialist opinion for authenticating on all aspects of vetting of conditions and properties consigned.   
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  •  Evaluates 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.
  • Participates in expansion of client database.
  • Answers inquiries.
  • Oversees previews and actively participate in auctions.
 
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
  • 5+ years’ experience as a commercial dealer and/ or in a major auction house working environment with a focus in fine and estate jewelry; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferred
 
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Ideal candidate is a go-getter, outgoing, self-motivated, independent professional.
  • 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, and have a positive attitude with exceptional customer service skills.
  • Public speaking talents are a plus! 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.
 
We are a non-smoking company and also require that all applicants submit to a drug screen and background check. 

 
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