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Head of Pictures

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  • Posted:10th July, 2024
  • Sector:Fine Art & Gallery
  • Location:United Kingdom
  • Job Ref:17632
  • Salary:Competitive Salary + Commission Scheme
Alchemy have partnered with an Auction House based just outside of London who are looking for someone to join the team as a Head of Department/Old Masters Specialist.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a similar role, have extensive knowledge on Old Master paintings, the art market and is confident in searching for and developing new business. 

Responsibilities:
  • Develop business leads, support department growth, and maintain commercial awareness.
  • Provide valuation and advice services for Old Master, British, Modern, European Paintings and Contemporary Art.
  • Lead the sale process: research, catalogue, condition report, and lot items.
  • Respond promptly to electronic valuation requests and participate in valuation events.
  • Conduct insurance and probate valuations, ensuring market accuracy and legal compliance.
  • Assist in auction planning and presentation, including social media content creation.
  • Adhere to internal policies, including Data Protection and AML requirements.
  • Liaise with clients, foster relationships, and manage consignments.

Qualifications:
  • 3-5 years of experience in an auction house or similar valuation service.
  • Knowledge of artists, picture values, and art markets.
  • Strong organisational, communication, and client relationship skills.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and flexible.
  • Experience with external partners.
  • Ability to work under pressure and as part of a team.
  • Driving license and vehicle desirable due to location of site. 

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