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Expired Vacancy
Intern – Japanese Department

   Location: London
   Salary: On application
Experience: Junior Level
Deadline: 27 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 Japanese Department, with the potential to develop both administrative and specialist skills.
Key Responsibilities/Tasks:
(Duties include but are not limited to the following)
  • To support the Sale Coordinators and Specialist in the day to day running of the Department
  • Responsible for collecting and distributing post
  • Writing advice letters and responding to estimate requests by post and email
  • Ensuring that all telephone calls are answered and messages are transferred
  • Assisting Specialist and Sale Coordinators with the catalogue and sale preparation
  • Typing, correcting and amending valuations and proposals
  • Supporting specialists with cataloguing and research whether within Christie’s or at external libraries/museums
  • Assisting in the warehouse with works of art when required
  • Upkeep of departmental libraries and offices
  • Assist in setting up and maintaining sale views
  • Assist in taking condition images requested by clients
Skills/Competencies Required:
  • Strong IT skills with familiarity of all Microsoft packages including Word and Excel
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Ability to prioritise, manage time effectively and work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Able to demonstrate an interest in Japanese Art
  • Previous work experience – either paid or voluntary – within the Art Sector
  • Fluent in English (Japanese language skills desired but not mandatory)
  • Ability to demonstrate client facing experience


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