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Head of Asian Art

Job Description

Alchemy is excited to be working with an established and growing auction house in London which is searching for a new Head of Asian Art for their busy and Asian Art Department.

The Asian Art sales are among the most successful sales at the auction house. This is a senior specialist role, an incredible opportunity for someone to share their passion and use their leadership to leave a their own unique mark. 


The key responsibilities include:

  • Head of all Asian Art auctions, which includes making key decisions on what goes in the sales, curating the sale views and layouts
  • Working with and managing the Asian Art team as head of department
  • Business getting, managing a high-volume consignment pipeline
  • Engaging with all collectors and dealers in the category and ensuring continuous flow of consignments
  • In charge of liaising with the marketing team on all press releases and advertising campaigns
  • Ensuring that the sales embrace the most recent market interest and trends
  • Ideally, leading the department to be a market leader in its category

Required Skills:

  • Proven knowledge and understanding of Asian Art and the Asian Art Secondary market
  • Relevant experience at an auction house or commercial gallery
  • Established relationships with collectors, trade and galleries from the field
  • Proven sales record
  • Great communication skills and excellent writing skills
  • Mandarin fluency is desirable
  • Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines with high-volume artworks
  • Attention to detail


If this job sounds exciting to you and you believe you have the relevant experience, please do get in touch with us!