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20th Century & Contemporary Art Cataloguer
20th Century & Contemporary Art Cataloguer
Phillips
Post Date: 31 May 2022

JOB OVERVIEW

London

Acting as a Cataloguer, in the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Department in London, this position will be responsible for assisting the Head of Sale/Online Sale Manager and Specialists with valuations, enquiries and cataloguing and researching property for our departmental sales and online platform.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research property including authenticity, bibliography, provenance and exhibition history for auction, valuation, and private sale using libraries, online databases, the internet, and external experts/ authenticating bodies.
  • Proof and complete all research for cataloguing using auction standards and review with Heads of Sale/Online Sale Manager and/or Specialists.
  • Research and provide all relevant information using auction standards for use in marketing materials, valuations and proposals.
  • Coordinate and act as a key contact for relevant departments during the production of marketing material, valuations and proposals.
  • Physically catalogue property for auction, valuation, and private sale using auction standards.
  • Research and write catalogue notes and other marketing material where appropriate.
  • Prepare property for review meetings with Heads of Sale/Online Sales Manager and Specialists to determine value, condition and marketability, and amend cataloguing to state changes.
  • Prepare condition reports and review with Heads of Sale/Online Sales Manager and Specialists where appropriate.
  • Work alongside the Property Manager and Operations team to ensure condition is correctly catalogued and restoration is undertaken where appropriate.
  • Assist with digital catalogue production and layout, including photography coordination.
  • Send Specialist cataloguing confirmations (cataloguing, provenance, expertise confirmation and approval).
  • Assist clients via e-mail, telephone and on-site.
  • Discuss artworks with Specialists, other staff and clients.
  • Collaborate with other Cataloguers and assist where needed to support the other 20th Century and Contemporary Art Sales.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field, required.
  • Master’s degree in Art History or related field, preferred.
  • Experience performing similar duties in an auction house or internationally recognized gallery or museum.
  • Language skills in addition to English, preferred.

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to operate with grace under pressure while delivering a high standard of work on tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work professionally and collaboratively with all other areas within the business.
  • Ability to handle confidential information discreetly and responsibly.
  • Proactive with excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of contemporary art with an ability to prepare academic texts on artworks.

Working Conditions

  • Weekends and evenings required where necessary.
  • Work is primarily undertaken in our Berkeley Square office with frequent visits to our off-site warehouse.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

JOB DETAILS

Location
London, UK

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