Auctions Associate, Prints & Multiples


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artnet is the leading international platform to buy, sell, and research art online. We connect millions of collectors globally with the world’s leading galleries and auction houses, with a focus on making the art market more transparent while supporting our partners in growing their business online.

We are seeking a detail-oriented and self-motivated associate to join the artnet Auctions Team. In this position, you will support the Prints & Multiples departments. Associates are responsible for enabling the success of artnet Auctions & Private Sales through accurate lot cataloguing, thorough research, and a professional and courteous handling of each client.

You will be reporting directly to the Head of Print & Multiples in our New York office in the historic Woolworth Building, working together as artnet leads the way in the growing art industry.


Liaise with auction sellers in order to collect all necessary artwork information prior to sales

Catalog all lots for auction, thoroughly research artists and artworks, write and edit detailed lot descriptions, and assess and describe the artwork’s condition

Photograph artworks and edit images so they are ready for publication

Keep specialists apprised of upcoming deadlines for sales, artwork submissions, and marketing

Review seller histories for potential relists and new inventory

Schedule and lead pre-sale meetings

Create and maintain lot runners for all sales

Support client outreach with both buyers and sellers

Monitor bidding activity on live lots during the sale

Facilitate after-sales

Work with Client Services and Business Teams on any pre- and post-sale client needs

Train new department interns


Minimum 1–2 years of cataloguing or relevant experience

Background in art or art history, and knowledge of contemporary and Modern art

Exceptional writing and editing skills

Ability to prioritize and multi-task in order to manage and meet simultaneous deadlines

Comfortable, calm, and professional within a fast-paced environment or stressful situation

Must be exceptionally detail-oriented, organized, and self-motivated

Proficient in PC platform, Microsoft Office, and data entry

Experience editing images in Adobe Photoshop

Foreign language skills a plus

How to Apply


Health, dental, and vision insurance

Life and disability coverage

401k retirement plan with company match

Pre-tax health and transit saving options

Flexible vacation and paid time-off

If you have the right combination of skills and experience and want to be a part of a dynamic, innovative company, please apply with your cover letter and resume. Join us, and let’s work together to shape the way people experience visual culture today.

Posted on April 19