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
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
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.