CATALOGUER – WINEThe Company Christie’s, the world’s largest Art Business, is an incredibly exciting & enriching place to start or continue your career. Whether you work within one of our Specialist Art Departments or in our more Operational focused teams we are all working together with one common goal in mind: to continue the success of this 250 year old company, steeped in history, bringing constant innovation whilst not forgetting our age old values; Passionate Expertise, Exceptional Client Service, Teamwork, Integrity, Business Judgement & Innovation. . Colleagues across all departments are truly passionate about what they do and it is constantly inspiring to work with industry leaders across all segments of the business.
The Role The Cataloguer position contributes to the production of all auction catalogues for the New York live and online sales. Responsibilities include processing the consigned property for sale, including research and catalogue entry writing and proofing; coordination of photography, and varying duties as dictated by the head of department.
Specific duties & responsibilities will include but are not limited to
Catalogue property for live and online sales using methods listed above in complete and proofed Christie’s format Coordinate with the following groups regarding sale production; IT, Lot Finder Team, Web Production, Business Support Group, Photography, Warehouse Research property using libraries, on-line databases, the internet Write and prepare catalogue essays and producer headers Maintain image inventory and producer header spreadsheet Assist business-getters in preparing documents for potential consignments (e.g. proposals, schedules of property) Flag any authenticity and restitution concerns and condition issues in timely manner to appropriate specialist Flag lots requiring extra due-diligence and maintain records of approval Undertake research in support of insurance appraisal documents Prepare lot up in conjunction with Head of Sale Proof all cataloguing with specialists before submitting final proof to Catalogue Production Prepare property for hilling sessions (meetings to determine value, condition and marketability of property); and amend catalogue sheets after hilling sessions Prepare condition reports in the system and forward to clients upon request Enter and transmit lot adjustments in JDE, manage sale room notices Maintain department library and research materials Coordinate photography Ensure accuracy of lot cards (production and placement in pre-sale exhibition) Maintain sale images in media library and in JDE (monitor progress, liaise with photo studio on missing images, deadline constraints) Participate in Telephone Bidding with clients during the auction Liaise with warehouse manager and handle inventory adjustments in JDE and department files Other duties as assigned by Manager
Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent work experience. Master’s degree preferred. Minimum 2 years paid experience in the wine industry. Knowledge of E-mail, Spreadsheet, Word Processing and Presentation software (Microsoft Office preferred) Ability to learn Christie’s systems including COS, JDE, intranet and website. Strong typing skills Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior written and spoken communication Superior client service skills Ability to remain calm in stressful situations Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize Strong follow-up skills with attention to detail
Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision care plans for employees and dependents (Generally Christie’s pays 80% of total premiums) 401k Savings Plan – Christie’s matches dollar for dollar on the first 5% an employee elects to contribute Life Insurance – 3x base salary up to $400k (100% paid by Christie’s) Disability Insurance (100% paid by Christie’s) Generous time-off and leave policies; including 8 weeks Paid Family Leave
Robust Wellness Program Onsite weekly yoga class Discounted or subsidized Gym Memberships to Equinox, NYSC & NYHRC
Annual Performance Bonus plan Commuter Benefits – Pre-tax money towards your daily commute with a Christie’s contribution of $21 per month Back Up Child & Elder Care – Each employee receives up to 10 days of back-up Child or Elder Care through Bright Horizons ‘Art & Soul’ – Each employee receives one paid day per year to dedicate their time to a charity of their choice Perks and Discounts through Zo and Plum Benefits
*Christie’s reserves the right to change company benefits at any timeClosing Date; July 23rd, 2018