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Expired Vacancy
Graduate Intern – Islamic & Indian Art

   Location: London
   Salary: On application
Experience: Junior Level
Deadline: 20 July 2018

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

Overall Purpose of the Job: 

Provide day-to-day support to the Islamic Art Department, with the potential to develop both administrative and specialist skills. The role supports the following teams: Islamic and Indian Art, Oriental Rugs & Carpets.
Key Responsibilities/Tasks:
(Duties include but are not limited to the following)
Research/Specialist Support
  • Supporting specialists with cataloguing and research whether within Christie’s or at external libraries/museums
  • Assisting in warehouse when required
  • Upkeep of departmental libraries and offices
  • Assisting with catalogue distribution and binding
  • Assist in setting up and maintaining sale views
  • Assist in taking condition images as requested by clients
Administrative Support
  • To support the sale coordinator in the day to day running of the Department
  • Responsible for collecting and distributing post
  • Writing advice letters and responding to estimate requests
  • Ensuring that all telephone calls are answered
  • Maintaining stationery and printing supplies in the Department
  • Assisting specialist and sale coordinators with catalogue preparation
Competitor’s Sales
  • Keeping a record of competitor’s sale dates and checking catalogues received prior to the sale
  • Marking catalogues with prices realised and tallying the results
  • Advising the Head of Sale Management of results
  • Any other tasks required as and when they arise
Skills/Competencies Required:
  • Self-motivated and highly-organised
  • History of Art Graduate (or other relevant degree)
  • Previous work experience – either paid or voluntary – within the Art Sector
  • Language skills (fluent in English plus one other European language)
  • Ability to demonstrate client facing experience
  • Strong IT skills with familiarity of all Microsoft packages.


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