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Cataloguer – Mobilier Ancien et Sculpture
Cataloguer - Mobilier Ancien et Sculpture
Post Date: 15 Jan 2024


Christie’s, the world’s largest Art Business, is an incredibly exciting & enriching place to start or continue your career. Whether you work within one of our Specialist Art Departments or in our more Operational focused teams, we are all working together with one common goal in mind: to continue the success of this 250 year old company, steeped in history, bringing constant innovation whilst not forgetting our age old values; Passionate Expertise, Exceptional Client Service, Teamwork, Integrity, Business Judgement & Innovation. Colleagues across all departments are truly passionate about what they do and it is constantly inspiring to work with industry leaders across all segments of the business. 

The Role
Responsible for cataloguing and co-ordinating sale property for the Decorative Arts department.

Specific duties & responsibilities will include but are not limited to

  • Researches property including authenticity, bibliography, and where appropriate provenance and exhibition history
  • Prepares catalogue notes and condition reports and assists with catalogue production
  • Catalogues property including photography, research, footnotes etc
  • Participates in activities that support the smooth running of the sale, assisting clients in viewing rooms during sale week and helping with general departmental administration
  • May be called on to assist with other projects within the Decorative Arts department.
  • Provides support and research on pricing and valuations etc
  • Develops own specialist knowledge
  • Builds an understanding of the current market and the key players, objects knowledge and channels
  • Actively participates in and prepares property for hilling sessions to determine value, condition and marketability

Key Performance Indicator

  • Accuracy of catalogue information
  • Communications with colleagues
  • Collaborative, team player, supportive

The Candidate

  • Master’s degree in Art History or Decorative Arts to equivalent
  • Previous internship or work experience in relevant art department or art setting or having functional experience relevant to their role
  • Demonstrated ability in appraising property for catalogue research and raisonee
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Research skills including analysis and interpretation of data
  • Attention to detail, accuracy
  • Ability to prioritise and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with diplomacy
  • Knowledge of E-mail, Spreadsheet, Word Processing and Presentation software (Microsoft Office)
  • French and English speaker
  • An appreciation of and understanding of relevant Business Group and/or region including appreciation / understanding of Art an advantage
  • Basic knowledge of sales structures and/or general office environment/duties
  • Ability to work collaboratively, team player
  • Conscientious
  • Tenacious and resilient


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