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Auctions Associate, Prints & Multiples
Auctions Associate, Prints & Multiples
Post Date: 02 Feb 2022



Artnet is the leading international platform to buy, sell, and research art online. We connect millions of collectors globally with the world’s leading galleries and auction houses, with a focus on making the art market more transparent while supporting our partners in growing their business online.

We are seeking a detail-oriented and self-motivated associate to join the Artnet Auctions team. In this position, you will support the Prints & Multiples department. Associates are responsible for enabling the success of Artnet Auctions & Private Sales through accurate lot cataloguing, research, and a professional and courteous handling of each client.

You will be reporting directly to the Head of Prints & Multiples, working together as Artnet leads the way in the growing art industry.


  • Liaise with auction sellers to collect all necessary artwork information prior to sales. 
  • Catalog all lots for auction, thoroughly research artists and artworks, write and edit detailed lot descriptions, and assess and describe the artwork’s condition.
  • Photograph artworks and edit images for publication.
  • Keep specialists apprised of upcoming deadlines for sales, artwork submissions, and marketing.
  • Review sellers’ histories for potential relists as well as new inventory.
  • Schedule and lead presale meetings.
  • Create and maintain lot runners for all sales.
  • Support client outreach (for both buyers and sellers).
  • Monitor bidding activity on live lots during sales.
  • Work with the Client Services and Business teams on any pre- and post-sale client needs.
  • Train new department interns.


  • Minimum 1–2 years of cataloguing or relevant experience.
  • Background in art or art history, and knowledge of contemporary and Modern art.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in order to manage and meet simultaneous deadlines.
  • Comfortable, calm, and professional within a fast-paced environment or stressful situation.
  • Must be exceptionally detail-oriented, organized, and self-motivated.
  • Proficient in PC platform, Microsoft Office, and data entry.
  • Experience editing images in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Foreign language skills are a plus..

At Artnet, we strive to create a culture that is collaborative and dynamic, with sufficient room for growth.

  • Comprehensive Health Package: We offer great medical, dental, and vision plan options.
  • Life and Disability Coverage.
  • Generous Paid Time Off: 20 PTO days annually, unlimited sick days.
  • Parental Leave: Robust paid time off for new parents.
  • Pre-tax Health and Transit-Saving Options.
  • 401(K) Match: Join the team and we will invest in your future.
  • Health and Wellness: We care about your wellbeing, and offer corporate gym memberships as well as monthly gym reimbursement.


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