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Research Coordinator (TEMP) – American Art, Latin American Art, Prints & Multiples
Research Coordinator (TEMP) - American Art, Latin American Art, Prints & Multiples
Christie's
Post Date: 28 Feb 2022

JOB OVERVIEW

The Company

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

The Research Coordinator role at Christie’s will be exposed to the art world and auction industry through hands-on experience in multiple departments (American Art, Latin American Art, and Prints & Multiples). The duties are varied, and will follow the cycle of the sales calendar as well as certain duties to support overall department activity.

Specific duties & responsibilities may include but are not limited to

  • Assisting Specialists in researching works for upcoming sale. This includes, but is not limited to, provenance and exhibition history research, and undertaking literature checks.
  • Selecting suitable comparable images for publication, and researching copyright information
  • Writing catalogue essays for publication
  • Support Analysts with client research; Artnet searches, compiling spreadsheets of competitive sales, and catalogue research for object intelligence
  • Supporting the proposal preparation process
  • Responding to telephone and email inquiries from clients for catalogues, condition reports, images and fact sheets
  • Assist with installing the galleries for auction previews, which includes compiling and mounting lot cards, and taking installation images for each work
  • General department tasks as assigned by line manager

The Candidate

  • Hard-working, energetic, and intellectually curious self-starter who can thrive in a high-pressure environment
  • Spanish fluency is a plus
  • Proficiency in Excel, including familiarity with Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, match formulas, and macros are a plus
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Exceptional client service skills, including strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strategic and commercially minded
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior written and spoken communication.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across multiple groups and sites
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Ability to creatively problem solve
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

JOB DETAILS

Location
New York, USA

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