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Restitution Research Associate
Restitution Research Associate
Post Date: 01 Jan 1970


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, Respect, Business Judgment, & 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. 

What you’ll be doing

o   Executing due diligence checks on consigned property; including cross-referencing databases, maintaining record, checking archives and library work

o   supporting and executing in-depth research into collectors, collections and objects to support future sales and claims discussions, as needed and directed

o   Researching and inputting into restitution databases; maintaining integrity of information

o   Assisting in preparation of client facing materials, management reports as directed

o   Maintaining departmental library and materials

o   Contributing to training programs

o   Team administration and support, as needed

o   Other projects as directed


What you’ll bring to the team:

o   Excellent art historical knowledge and understanding of the vents f the Nazi-era

o   Familiarity with restitution issues

o   English fluency; ability to research in German, French preferred; other languages desirable

o   Meticulous and focused approach with a strong eye for detail

o   Team player with the ability to work with all departments at Christie’s

o   Ability to work under pressure


What’s great about working for us


•   25 days annual leave + 1 day Birthday leave  

• Christie’s Christmas office closure (guaranteed between 25th Dec – 2nd Jan) –  in additional to annual leave: almost two weeks to fully switch off and spend time with friends and family

• Additional 1 week’s annual leave within the year of a 5 year anniversary i.e 5th, 10th, 15th and so on

• Volunteering day: Take an additional day of annual leave to volunteer for a charitable organisation that’s important to you

• Flexible Fitness Fund – €450 per year expense allowance for health and wellness related activity (taxable)

• Access to world-renowned art: with regular exhibitions in our galleries to wander around and exclusive guided tours hosted by specialist colleagues

•Discretionary Bonus (dependent on the business and employee performance payable in March each year)   

• 16 weeks paid maternity leave plus extended maternity leave up to 2 years


*Christie’s reserves the right to change company benefits at any time

Close date: 14th July


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