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Senior Old Masters Specialist - Head of Department

Job Description

Alchemy is partnering with an established London auction house to be the Head the Old Master Paintings department.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In charge of three auctions per year
  • Responsible for business-getting, research and cataloguing review
  • Use and develop business contacts and opportunities e.g. private sales, collection sales
  • Responsible for all in-coming valuations
  • Serve existing private and trade clients and develop new relationships
  • Liaise with the marketing, PR and Press department
  • Coordinate with Photography and manage the department co-ordinator


Key Requirements:

  • Passion, knowledge and understanding of the Old Masters secondary market
  • Proven experience in business getting and sales
  • Previous experience with auction/art dealership and client-serving
  • Excellent communications and writing skills
  • Proven ability to work to tight deadlines and understanding of the auction processes
  • Excellent connection with external experts regarding attribution and academic research