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Senior Specialist Post War & Contemporary Art

Job Description

Alchemy has an exciting opportunity with one of the world’s leading International Auction Houses who are searching for a Senior Specialist for their Post- War Contemporary Art department based in New York.

This Senior Specialist role is a fantastic opportunity for an expert in the Post-War and Contemporary Art specialism to join one of the world’s best-known and well-respected auction houses.

Key Duties:

  • Identify and secure consignments to auction and private sale from dealers, private collectors, museums and other institutions.
  • Participate in auctions and selling exhibitions globally, and actively locate buyers for consigned lots.
  • Drive and lead the sourcing efforts for the category; manage a robust pipeline of consignments
  • Participate in networking events, client facing projects and buyer focussed events that will boost the profile and sales of the department.
  • Negotiate client contract terms, ensuring client needs are met from initial interaction to final payment
  • Maintain awareness on industry trends
  • Collaborate with internal departments and all members of the team to ensure a cohesive working environment

Skills Required:

  • Previous experience working in a similar role within an Auction House or Art Institution.
  • Good communication and client-facing skills are essential.
  • Established client base within Post – War Contemporary Art
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team.
  • Possess strong organization, critical thinking and communication skills