Cataloguer, Prints & Multiples
New York, NY

Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

In your role as Cataloguer you will be required to carry out the following:
• Own and oversee full cycle pre-and post-sale administration for the Prints and Multiples department
• Catalogue incoming property for sale and oversee photography of each item, liaising with artist foundations to obtain reproduction permissions
• Work with our Marketing department to meet advertising deadlines
• Oversee authentication and property control, tracking consignments and artwork movements, research and maintain a progress database accessible by all but accountable to you, monitor adverts, monitor special terms in proposals, contributing catalogue notes, liaise with senior staff over sensitive areas and assist with condition reporting prior to the Prints and Multiples sale
• Liaison with specialists to ensure prompt advice and service to our customers and complete initial research to develop specialist knowledge across the field
• Continue to play a leading role in business intelligence and client research; updating databases and anticipating growth areas by staying informed of industry news
• Keep accurate records and files for customers, sales and external consultants
• Efficiently handle queries by phone, email, in person and during valuations alongside specialists
• Keep exploring areas where your career can grow in terms of client development, expertise, and ultimately business getting, be comfortable business getting when possible
• Perform all duties associated with receiving and processing of property, and manage installations and deinstallations
• This position may require travel for previews and appraisal clinics, and occasionally will require weekend availability for said previews and cataloguing deadlines
• Contribute to the shared social media account @bonhamsprints
• Occasionally assist Administrator with pre and post-sale tasks
• Additional tasks and responsibilities may be assigned to you by your manager

In addition to the tasks and responsibilities listed, you may be required to perform other duties as assigned by your Manager.

Required Skills
• One to three years demonstrated experience cataloguing works of art within a collections information system or research setting
• Bachelor's degree in art, art history, museum studies, information sciences, or related discipline
• Thorough knowledge and passion for the field of Prints and Multiples is preferred
• Outstanding people skills and ability to grow and establish relationships with others
• Be comfortable in a public facing role, past presentation experience is a plus
• Solid administrative and time management skills and proficiency in Outlook/Word platforms
• Affinity for discretion and confidentiality
• Comfortable unframing and framing prints for cataloguing
• Foreign language skills are a plus

Please email your resume and cover letter in PDF format to Recruitment.

Bonhams offers health, dental and vision benefit options, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) retirement savings plan, paid time off, pre-tax commuter benefits and more. We thank you for your interest in this position, please note that we will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration. No phone inquiries please.

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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