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Modern and Contemporary Artworks Expert – Belgium/Netherlands (Dutch- and French-speaking)
Modern and Contemporary Artworks Expert - Belgium/Netherlands (Dutch- and French-speaking)
Catawiki
Post Date: 25 May 2022

JOB OVERVIEW

Who we are

A piece of the moon, a complete dinosaur skeleton, the Pope’s hat, the world’s smallest book – at Catawiki, we come across exceptional objects such as these every day. The special object you’ve been searching for, or a new and unexpected interest you never thought you’d have: the more you look, the more you’ll find. And at Catawiki, there’s always more to the story. Every day sellers submit thousands of objects to sell on Catawiki. Our 240+ in-house experts review and select only the best to auction.Our mission is to connect passionate enthusiasts with the objects that tell their stories. As Europe’s fastest growing online auction platform, we help over 10 million people discover new treasures every month. This means we are continually growing and always on the lookout for new talent! 

Born and raised in The Netherlands, we started in 2008 and have since grown to over 750 Catawikians, working across 7 international offices, while maintaining our start-up mentality every step of the way. In December 2020 we received a new €150m investment round led by Permira and are excited to be growing our team and business further across the world.

About the role

As a Modern Art Expert, you will be closely involved with evaluating and curating the lots submitted by our Sellers. You will review lot titles, descriptions, and pictures, and provide users with an estimated value based on this information. Using your expert knowledge and your extensive network, you will be responsible for creating attractive auctions every week. Catawiki strives to keep user transactions as transparent and fair as possible, and your expertise and experience play a large part in maintaining this standard; you know better than anyone what items are of interest to our users. We therefore expect you to create your own auctions by engaging with Catawiki’s Sellers and by working with our Sales teams to attract new Sellers and offer even more choice to our Buyers. You will also be present on the field, attending Art & Antiques events or visiting promising galleries, collectors and artists throughout the year in Europe.Finally, you’ll also be working together with our Marketing department to be a Modern Art evangelist, within and outside of Catawiki. You will be involved in the Marketing plan designed to promote the auctions of the Catawiki Art department.

About the team

Our Expert team is responsible for curating, selecting and promoting the thousands of auctions you see on Catawiki every day. It is also responsible for promoting the Catawiki brand and services in the Art & Antiques world – notably through selected events and visits to top galleries, boutiques and events in Europe.

What you’ll do

You will be part of our Art team consisting of 20+ Experts. You will work closely with them to share your expertise and collaboratively provide the best service to Catawiki’s customers. You will also work very closely with the Sales and Marketing team, to ensure that your auctions get the best selection of artworks, whilst reaching out to the most qualified audience worldwide.

What you’ll bring

Where you’ll be

The role can be based in The Netherlands or Belgium with a work from home arrangement. 

Here’s what we can offer you

This is your chance to become part of a fast but sustainable growing tech company! You will have an exciting role in a young, fast-growing, dynamic & international organisation. You’ll be part of an enthusiastic, highly motivated team of 500+ international Catawikians; you’ll have big responsibilities and can really create something. Additionally you can expect:Working with a top notch team acting on a champions league level in a super complex dynamic environment; you will learn a lot!A diverse and international team with over 50 different nationalities.A great office located in the heart of Amsterdam with an easy-going atmosphere.Our entrepreneurial environment encourages everyone to take initiative and experiment with new ideas. You’ll actively contribute to the growth of the Catawiki platform.Tailor-made trainings to facilitate your personal and professional growthThe fun part! Our Activity Committee plans everything from ‘CataFooty’ to International Food Festivals, Friday Drinks, Board Game Nights, Pub Quizzes and Boot Camps!Stock Options: All Catawikians are granted 100 Stock Options after 12 months of service.And there’s more! Paid holidays, holiday allowance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki.

Diversity

Catawiki is committed to building a diverse company and diverse teams. That includes everyone, no matter your age, ability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. We welcome applications from underserved and underrepresented communities. If you’ve got a story to tell, come and join us. 

Working and hiring remotely

When it is safe to do so, Catawiki will implement a hybrid work policy where employees in the Netherlands will work from the office 1-2 times per week and from home for the rest.

Most of our Sales and Expert positions for local markets are 100% remote, which means that you will be working from home in the country you are based.

Interested?

Please visit the website to upload your CV and cover letter.

JOB DETAILS

Location
Remote, Netherlands or Belgium

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