New York, United States

Working as a European Furniture Specialist in the Global Fine Arts Division, this person will be responsible for the solicitation, expertise, authentication, evaluation and sale of property.

• Source consignments for Furniture and Decorative Art sales in New York
• Support the appraisal and valuation needs of the department. Evaluate client’s property at Sotheby’s and independently at client locations and lead (and/or participation in) full valuation projects
• Participate in all aspects of furniture-related live auction and online sales including but not limited to research, cataloguing, condition reporting, photography, art direction, the catalogue production process and exhibition set-up
• Work with the Global Furniture and Decorative Art specialists to sell a sale by helping clients at the exhibition; client outreach; speaking to clients about the property; develop, track and communicate client interest in lots; and execute bids at sale
• Develop client relationships and support larger client teams; manage client relationships in order to enhance client loyalty and generate business; support key client activity, in particular, focusing on generating new networks of clients/collectors to Sotheby’s and promoting business opportunities across all sales channels i.e. auction, online and private sales
• Develop the growth of the cataloguer by including them on client visits, valuing sessions and detailed reviews of objects
• As needed, assist and coordinate research, both internally and with external experts
• Participate in the furniture and decorative arts community within New York – attendance at social and art world events, e.g. gallery and museum openings; increasing network contacts and relationships within this market. Also, explore any appropriate digital outlets to broaden the outreach around sales and other events e.g. Instagram, blogs and other relevant channels

• Expertise and minimum 3 years’ experience in European Furniture market
• Curiosity and willingness to continually develop expertise
• Previous auction house or Art World experience essential
• Excellent writing and organizational skills
• Self-starter and proven ability to initiate business
• A team player with excellent communication skills; Ability to provide support and guidance to junior team members as appropriate
• Professional and discreet client service skills
• Strong multi-tasker, thorough, focused, with a passion and commitment to the field

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