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Cataloguer, Researcher, Note Writer (Old Masters – 1 year FTC)

Christie's
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   Location: London
   Salary: On application
Experience: Junior - Mid Level
Deadline: 28 January 2018




Please note that this vacancy has expired and you can no longer apply.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
Cataloguing, researching and note writing for lots in the King Street bi-annual Old Master Paintings Day and Evening sales.
 
Key Responsibilities/Tasks 
(Duties include but are not limited to the following)
  • Research lots including authenticity, bibliography, provenance and exhibition history using publications, London Libraries and online resources
  • Co-ordinate departmental ‘hilling’ sessions (when specialists meet to discuss attributions and estimates of pictures)
  • Act as liaison with art history experts both for research (to ensure that attributions are watertight and reflect current scholarship) and to build strong relationships on behalf of the department
  • Write catalogue entries and catalogue notes for lots in collaboration with the Heads of Sales
  • Assist with laying out, pagination and proofing of the catalogues
  • Co-ordinate catalogue photography
  • Liaise with restorers and framers
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelors/Master’s degree
  • Demonstrated research skills and written skills
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Fluency in a second European language (strong preference for German)
  • Strong follow-up skills with attention to details
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Experience in providing client service in a commercial arts environment
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Excellent organisational skills with an ability to manage pressure and very tight deadlines

 


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