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Modern British Specialist - Head of Sale

Job Description

Alchemy is thrilled to be working with an established London auction house which is looking for a Modern British Art Specialist to lead their popular sales in the category.


Key responsibilities:

  • Head of the Modern British Art auctions
  • Business getting, sourcing artworks and clients
  • Valuations visits and in charge of speedy replies to online valuations
  • In charge of curating the sale exhibitions & Layout
  • Ensuring all cataloguing is processed, helping with cataloguing and paperwork
  • Working closely with marketing team on all departmental exposure
  • Providing exceptional client service to both existing and new clients
  • Working together with the Paintings team to assist with all sales, telephone bidding and clerking


  • Knowledge and passion for 20th Century British Art and its secondary market
  • Previous auction experience or gallery experience with a secondary market exposure
  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to work in a team
  • Willingness to travel for client visits (mainly nationally)
  • Great organisation skills, understanding of shipping, photography and other relevant auction processes
  • Interest and knowledge of Contemporary British Art desired, not essential 
If this opportunity sound exciting for you, do not hesitate to send your CV!