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Lead Appraiser
Shabtai's Auction House

North Hollywood, CA

Are you a talented and knowledgeable in the antiques/ auction house world? Then set your sights on a high-profile career in our unique environment.

We are in need for a lead property appraisal for a new auction house in the categories of old/antique coins, comics, historical, modern & contemporary art, illustration art, decorative arts, entertainment and music, armory, furniture and more.

SUMMARY: Responsible for building relationships and providing specialist opinion for authenticating on all aspects of vetting of conditions and properties consigned.

Please apply with a cover letter.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Answer inquiries
  • Evaluate property and establish auction estimates
  • Acquire consignments
  • Assist with authentication, cataloguing, essays, and condition reporting as needed
  • Proofread catalogs, essays, and advertising copy
  • Market lots in auctions to various clients
  • Participate in expansion of client database
  • Oversee previews and actively participate in auctions
  • Other duties may be assigned

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferred; 5+ years experience as a commercial dealer and/ or in a major auction house working environment with a focus in at least 5 of the above specialty areas; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Must be highly proficient in basic Microsoft applications, specifically Word and Excel; have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written); high ability to multitask; pay great attention to detail; have a positive attitude with exceptional customer service skills. Public speaking talents are a plus!

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS are necessary

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Individual must be able to work in a fast paced team environment.

The following are attributes that we are seeking in all employees:

  • Self-motivation, intelligence, and strong work ethic
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to follow set standards and take direction
  • Ability to analyze and propose solutions to problems
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-project, and dynamic environment
  • Absolute drive to complete projects on time and in a detailed manner
  • Excellent organizational skills: accurate and thorough
  • Excellent communication skills: listening, writing, and verbal
  • Other skills and talents is a plus.


Contact:
Email:jobs@shabtaisauction.com
Phone:
Addressee:
Address:
Website: www.shabtaisauction.com

Deadline: 03-18-2016


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