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Cataloguer (FTC)

Job Details

  • Posted:26th April, 2024
  • Sector:Fine Art & Gallery
  • Location:London , Greater London, United Kingdom
  • Job Ref:17413
  • Salary:Competitive + Benefits

At Alchemy we are working with an established London based Art organisation, who are looking to bring on a knowledgeable Cataloguer for a fixed term contract (12 months).

If this sounds like a suitable role, please apply below.  

 Key responsibilities: 
  • Compile all relevant information for cataloguing artworks according to industry standards.
  • Assist with creating marketing materials, valuations, and proposals by providing researched information.
  • Coordinate with different departments to ensure smooth production of marketing materials and valuations.
  • Research artworks to determine authenticity, provenance, and exhibition history using libraries, online resources, and expert advice.
  • Catalogue artworks physically, adhering to auction standards and procedures.
  • Write catalogue notes and other marketing material as needed.
  • Prepare artworks for review meetings with managers and specialists.
  • Assist with condition reports and restoration coordination.
  • Support digital catalogue production and layout, including coordinating photography.
  • Communicate with clients via email, phone, and in-person interactions.
  • Engage in discussions about artworks with specialists, colleagues, and clients.
  • Collaborate with other team members to support with various sales assistance within the department.
  • Perform additional duties when necessary. 

  • Ability to work under pressure with multiple projects on tight deadlines. 
  • Work alongside other departments and areas within the business. 
  • Able to handle important information confidentiality, and responsibly. 
  • Proactive and efficient in project management. 
  • Knowledge of crafting academic texts on artworks, providing valuable contributions to projects.
  • BA or Ma in History of Art. 


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