Appraisal Services Assistant

Location: Dallas, TX, United States
Date Posted: 10-01-2018
Looking to apply your administrative talents in a fun and innovative company?  Then set your sights on a career in our fast-paced environment.  Heritage Auctions (HA.com) is the third largest and one of the fastest growing auction houses in the world. Heritage Auctions sales in addition to fine jewelry include: luxury accessories, watches, wine, coins, books and manuscripts, modern & contemporary art, American and European art, decorative arts, entertainment, music, and many more.

Summary: Responsible for cataloguing, research, and formatting formal appraisals including some on-site work, occasional attendance at conferences, and assistance with invoicing, marketing, and consignments.
 
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Answering phone and email inquiries
  • Taking photographs and gathering information during site visits
  • Researching industry-standard descriptions and provenance history
  • Formatting and editing appraisal reports
  • Invoicing and processing payments
  • Facilitating appraised property through the consignment process
  • Representing Heritage at events and conferences
  • Coordinating printed and electronic marketing materials
  • Other duties may be assigned
 
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2+ years of experience working in a major auction house and/or appraisal firm
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience
 
Skills & Abilities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, especially Word and Excel
  • High ability to multitask and pay great attention to detail
  • Have positive attitude and excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Must have exceptional client service and time management skills
 
Ideal candidate will be able to
  • Think quickly and thoroughly to solve problems
  • Organize large amounts of data efficiently and correctly
  • Work well with others and meet deadlines in a timely manner
  • Embrace learning new subjects with enthusiasm
  • Manage high-profile clients politely and resourcefully
  • Be flexible and work in a fast-paced team environment
  • Travel when needed
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