Bonhams is seeking a Senior Specialist to assist in the European Sculpture and Works of Art department, to work with an established team of specialists, helping to process the large number of lots sold each year. This is a fixed term contract starting May 2013 and ending March 2014 to cover maternity leave. This position is based at our Park Royal Warehouse but will require attendance at our Knightsbridge saleroom to assist with the Period Design sales and other relevant auctions.
Duties will include, but not be limited to, assisting with research and catalogue preparation, completing client contracts, and advising clients on the sale of their property on the telephone and by post or email. You will be cataloguing works of art, sculpture, clocks and lighting for ten period design sales a year, occasional single owner collection sales and the Gentlemen's library sale. You will also assist with cataloguing the specialised sales using the appropriate computer system and organise the catalogue production with the Photographic department and Desktop Publishing. During the sale viewing days you will advise clients on the condition of particular lots. You will be assisting with all aspects of administration, including maintaining control of property in and out of the department, with particular reference to items transferred between Knightsbridge and other regional branches, as well as maintaining the database. You may be asked to execute telephone bids during the sale and other duties assigned by the Department Director.
You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral. You will have a proactive approach with the ability to prioritise and work well under pressure. You will be computer literate and have a proven keen interest in European Sculpture and Works of Art, as well as cataloguing experience to high standards.
Please send a full CV and covering letter to, The Personnel Department, 101 New Bond Street, London W1S 1SR or e-mail Recruitment by 17th March 2013.