We are a boutique auction company in Charlottesville and are seeking Associates to support our rapid growth. We provide our customers with a world class auction experience and reward our employees with friendly working environment, intellectual stimulation, competitive salary, and opportunity to handle most remarkable objects.
SUMMARY
Associates are primarily responsible for cataloguing consigned property, researching authenticity and provenance, and reviewing client inquiries to determine sale potential. In addition to cataloguing property, Associates also work with our appraisers and principals to coordinate auctions throughout the year. This includes developing the layout of the sale, assisting with catalogue production, setting up exhibitions, preparing condition reports, and working the auction and preview. Our Associates are directly responsible for creating individual item listings which need to be neat, accurate, spelled correctly, and have an informative title.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Proofread catalogs, descriptions, and advertising copy. Support property evaluation and consignment acquisition activities. Answer client inquiries and assist customers during previews. Assist with authentication, cataloguing, descriptions, and condition reporting. Other activities include preparation of auction exhibits, participation in previews, and assisting during auctions. Work extended hours and Saturdays at least once a month (required). Other duties may be assigned.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS – Ability to use databases.
– Ability to use Word and Excel.
– Ability to use a digital camera and take photographs.
– Ability to move furniture and decorate.
– Ability to absorb new information quickly.
– Ability to follow exact instructions and be able to improvise when needed.
– Having a habit of asking questions when in doubt of your work.
– Having knowledge of art and antiques is a plus.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE College degree required. Applicant must have at least 2 years of experience in business environment.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
We are a non-smoking company and also require that all potential employees submit to a drug screen and background check.
Please send a cover letter and current resume to [email protected]