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

JOB OVERVIEW

Description

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

JOB DETAILS

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