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Silver Specialist

Job Details

  • Posted:15th May, 2024
  • Sector:Fine Art & Gallery
  • Location:London, Greater London, United Kingdom
  • Job Ref:17467
  • Salary:Competitive + Benefits
Our client, a prestigious player deeply embedded in the auction industry, is seeking a dedicated Silver Specialist to join their team. This role is a fantastic opportunity for those with a passion for silver and a background in auction houses, looking to further their career in a dynamic, collaborative environment.

Role Responsibilities:
  • Actively seek new business to meet and exceed departmental sales budgets.
  • Catalogue and appraise silver items accurately for auction sales.
  • Maintain and enhance a robust database of clients, including buyers and sellers.
  • Respond promptly to email and front-counter valuation inquiries.
  • Engage in all facets of catalogue production, from research to final proofreading.
  • Collaborate with in-house photographers to ensure high-quality imaging of auction items.
  • Produce detailed condition reports prior to auctions.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with established collectors and trade contacts to encourage ongoing business.
  • Assist in creating and implementing marketing and advertising campaigns to promote departmental activities.
  • Conduct valuations at various locations, as needed, within the UK and Europe.
  • Help produce auction catalogues and ensure their timely delivery to printers.
  • Stay informed of competitor strategies to uphold the department’s competitive edge.
  • Promote the department through lectures and other events to enhance visibility and engagement.
Role Requirements:
  • In-depth knowledge of market trends, strong research skills and a genuine interest in working in the silver sector.
  • Degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in silver and auction procedures.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills with an ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Established network of contacts in the auction industry or willingness to develop such connections.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain attention to detail.

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