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Cataloguer, Jewellery
Cataloguer, Jewellery
Post Date: 01 Jan 1970


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.This Cataloguer role will provide overall support to the Hong Kong Jewellery Department, including but not limited to sales, customer relations, catalogue production and administration while improving technical expertise in the field of Jewellery.The Cataloguer shall gradually develop skills to undertake new business generation and for the sourcing, authentication, evaluation and sale of property over time.Responsibilities Include

  • To assist in cataloguing and researching items for sales:
  • Assisting the senior members of the Jewellery Department with the research and cataloguing of items to the highest standard according to scheduled deadlines
  • Corresponding with external experts
  • To Involve in all aspects of catalogue production including:
  • Translate all English Catalogues into Chinese and vice versa
  • Proof-read catalogue texts
  • Assist with layouts and photography
  • To provide a comprehensive level of services to Sotheby’s clients e.g. providing exemplary levels of service both verbal and written communication, responding swiftly and accurately to estimate enquiries, photo-forms and general correspondence etc.
  • To prepare and translate condition reports
  • To assist in pre-sale and post-sale activities
  • To support the Jewellery Department on all ad-hoc assignments
  • To operate always in accordance with the company’s rules on compliance and corporate governance


  • University graduate with translation or language major preferred
  • Coming from a high jewellery background is an advantage; GIA qualification preferred
  • Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese with excellent written skills in English and Chinese is essential
  • Computer literate (excellent knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Good research skills; thorough organizational ability and a good eye for detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure, and a flexible approach to a wide range of tasks
  • Self-motivated with enthusiasm to learn
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a commitment to an exemplary level of client service

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.


Hong Kong

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