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Casual Worker – Assistant to Butler
Casual Worker - Assistant to Butler
Post Date: 12 Feb 2023


About Sotheby’s
Established in 1744, Sotheby’s is the world’s premier destination for art and luxury. Synonymous with innovation, Sotheby’s promotes access, connoisseurship and preservation of fine art and rare objects through auctions, private sales and retail locations. Our trusted global marketplace is supported by a network of specialists spanning 40 countries and 50 categories, which include Contemporary Art, Modern and Impressionist Art, Old Masters, Chinese Works of Art, Jewelry, Watches, Wine and Spirits, and Interiors, among many others.

To work closely with the ‘Permanent Boardroom Butler’ in implementing the running of the Boardrooms & internal events to an extremely high standard. It is a very pro-active and hands-on role that requires a high level of flexibility & open mindedness. This role-holder will be able to demonstrate a high level of composure as they will regularly have to respond to and manage last minute requests.

  • Liaise with the ‘Permanent Boardroom Butler’
  • Make sure the boardrooms are impeccable at all times of day, that the equipment (screens, fireplaces) is functioning and if necessary, escalate to the relevant teams
  • Set the tables in the Boardrooms
  • Make sure that the Rooms are tidy and that there is the right amount of chairs etc.
  • Greet guests and be always courteous and show them to the appropriate Dining Room
  • Make and serve pre-lunch/dinner drinks
  • Serve breakfast/ lunch /teas and dinners as required
  • Maintain impeccable standards of hygiene in service area
  • Leave Boardrooms always tidy.
  • Be available for early and late shifts as required
  • Supply coffees, teas, water and biscuits where necessary
  • Set up Bar
  • Serve Drinks
  • Serve canapés
  • Clear glasses and wash up glasses
  • Deal with empty bottles and leave full bottles in a pre-agreed area
  • Liaise with external caterers as necessary
  • Leave Galleries and Kitchen tidy
  • Prepare Boardrooms for lunches, serving drinks and lunch, clearing and washing up
Ideal Experience & Competencies
  • Flexible approach to changes in the business environment
  • High Standards of Personal Presentation
  • Be motivated/confident/forward thinking and efficient, with a good eye for detail and the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • The Ability to deal with People from different Backgrounds & Countries
  • The Ability to remain calm & flexible under pressure
  • Discreet & Responsible Approach
  • Openness to Learning New Approaches to Problem Solving
  • Ensure full satisfaction of VIP clients and Chairmen
To view our Candidate Privacy Notice for the US, please click here .To view our Candidate Privacy Notice for the UK, Hong Kong, France and Switzerland, please click here .The Company is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment without regard to race (including, without limitation, traits historically associated with race, such as natural hair, hair texture, and protective and treated or untreated hairstyles), color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership/union status, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic predisposition, genetic information, reproductive health decision, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, alienage or citizenship status, domestic violence victim status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province or local law. The Company complies with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it operates.

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