Junior Specialist, Prints Department
New York

Closing date: 31 Jan 2021

The Junior Specialist will work closely with the Director of Prints & Multiples and will ensure that the department runs smoothly.

Key Responsibilities
• Prepare estimates and oversee the Sell portal and Artsy valuations
• Prepare proposals and track potential consignments using One Drive Excel spreadsheets
• Inform Specialist and Administrator of any property still outstanding
• Review property as it comes in for auction, examining and making report of condition
• Arrange where the property is to be scanned and stored; communicate with specialist any condition concerns; contact consignor about any changes to estimates and/or reserves
• Catalogue incoming property and enter consignment details into database, provide research as needed
• Arrange for all photography as needed, keeping track of what needs to be shot, and bringing works to photography
• Frame with temporary frames any works that are needed for preview; Inform Specialist of works that will require frames; Find and procure any frames/art supplies needed for preview
• Assist Specialist where needed with Catalogue Design, Layout and Proofing
• Inform Specialist of all photography deadlines; catalogue production issues; catalogue delivery
• Work with Specialist and/or Operations Manager as needed on Preview layout, send condition reports as needed; assist administrator with pre-sale registration problems if work is not being completed due to volume of requests
• Be available and work during previews to troubleshoot and advise clients
• Provide phone bidding and clerking assistance during sales
• Review Post-Sale offer list for potential aftersales
• Supervise Administrator to review the settlement sheet if needed and provide troubleshooting if Finance/Specialist needs to be involved
• Review unsold list with Specialist for future sales
• Ensure the webpage carousel is updated with the most recent sales information and lots
• Provide content to Marketing for the website, Instagram, Facebook, etc., on lots both sold and upcoming; liaise with Press on deadlines, keeping specialists notified of any deadlines, and marketing opportunities
• Be available to travel as needed following all applicable advisories and guidelines
• From time-to-time additional tasks and responsibilities may be assigned by the Specialist

Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in Art History, Fine Art or relevant field of study
• A minimum of 3 years' experience in similar position with strong emphasis on Administration and client interaction, including experience working in an auction, gallery or museum setting
• Proficiency in Outlook based programmes, digital photography and database systems
• Proactive problem solver, great team-oriented collaborator and responsive communicator
• Comfortable working in a fast-paced, high volume department
• Passion and knowledge of prints is preferred

If you think you meet the above criteria, send your CV and cover letter to the HR Team via email to Recruitment. Please use Junior Specialist, Prints, in the subject line.

Bonhams is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to fight for equality, we work to ensure a fair and consistent interview process. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to an inclusive work environment.

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