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Asian Art Specialist 
Asian Art Specialist 
Post Date: 27 Apr 2022


Roseberys are seeking an experienced, well-rounded, knowledgeable, passion and pro-active specialist to join our growing Asian department. This is a full-time role and an exciting opportunity to join a successful and well-established department within the auction house. 

The job role is as follows:

To take a leading role in the development and formation of the bi-annual Chinese, Japanese & South East Asian Art auctions; working closely with the head of department to drive the sales whilst engaging new and existing buyers and consignors to Roseberys. 


Business Getting

  • Responsible for securing consignments and nurturing clients and buyers for the Asian Art department
  • Actively manage client relationships in order to enhance client loyalty and generate business; support key client activity in particular focusing on generating new networks of clients/collectors to Roseberys
  • Active participation with the Asian Art community – attendance at social and art world events e.g. gallery and museum openings; increasing the network of contacts and relationships within this market
  • Prepare and deliver valuation proposals to secure consignments, providing valuations both offsite and within the auction house

Cataloguing & Auctions

  • Research and write catalogue entries
  • Translating entries and notes
  • Assist with the catalogue production process and adhere to strict production deadlines
  • Assist with viewing set up. Actively participate in all presale exhibitions and events, to cultivate bidders, promote and sell the sale. Develop, track and communicate client interest in lots; and execute bids at sale
  • Assist with condition reports


  • Co-ordinate with the marketing department for aspects of pre and post-sale communication and develop Roseberys’ Asian Art social media channels


  • Manage the departmental internship programme
  • Mentor the junior members of the department, providing support and guidance on matters related to expertise and client relationships

Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years experience within the field
  • Established track record of generating new business within the Asian art market
  • Proven network of contacts and ability to form new business relationships
  • Up to date market knowledge
  • Experience and knowledge of Chinese advertising pathways 
  • Fluent in Mandarin 
  • Auction house experience preferred but not essential
  • Previous experience of mentoring junior staff or interns

To apply please send CV and cover letter stating salary expectations to [email protected] 


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