Bonhams is currently seeking a Junior Specialist in Asian Art to cover a period of maternity leave based in their Edinburgh saleroom, beginning in early December 2013.
Duties will include, but not be limited to, researching, valuing and cataloguing of Chinese, Japanese & South East Asian property to be sold at auction and for the purposes of insurance; liaising with clients and identifying ways to further extend the Bonhams business network. With a flair for organisation, you will assist the team with sale administration and with monitoring the movement and storage of stock within the department. You will have excellent time-management skills, working on the preparation of sale catalogues to meet production deadlines, including the photography of items for the internet. You will be required from time to time to attend off-site valuation events and receptions to help promote the Bonhams brand.
You will have first class interpersonal and communication skills both written and oral and a proactive approach with the ability to work in a team and prioritise your workload. A sound knowledge of MS Office packages is required, including Word, Excel and Outlook. A knowledge of Chinese or Japanese languages would be an advantage, as would previous experience working in Asian Art.
This position is anticipated to be for 6 months in the first instance, with possibility of extending.
Please send a full CV and covering letter to The Personnel Department, 101 New Bond Street, London W1S 1SR or email Recruitment by 4 September 2013.