Cataloguer - Decorative Arts

Heritage Auctions

The Department of Fine & Decorative Arts is seeking a full-time Cataloguer with working knowledge of and experience within the fields of Decorative Arts and Design. Set your sights on a career at Heritage Auctions, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices in New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, London, Hong Kong, and other cities. Heritage Auctions is the largest auction house founded in the U.S. and serves more than 40 different auction categories, including Coins, Sports, Comics, Historical, Jewelry, Fine & Decorative Art, Wine, and many more.

LOCATION: South of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, NW corner of W. Airport Freeway (Hwy. 183) and Valley View Lane

SUMMARY: The Decorative Arts Cataloguer is responsible for composing primary catalog entries and working closely with Specialists to research and represent offerings within our wide-ranging auctions, including Furniture & Decorative Arts, 20th-Century Design, Silver, Art Glass, and Fine & Decorative Asian Art, among others. Expertise in one or more of these fields is required.



Describe property for catalog entries (size, medium, condition, etc.)

Accurately and concisely write condition reports

Display mastery of specialized language associated with all fields within Decorative Arts

Assist with inquiries and communicate with clients professionally and knowledgeably

Some research, identification, and authentication

Write select essays for marketing emails or inclusion in print and online catalogs

Assist with catalog production and coordinate between the Fine & Decorative Arts department and the Marketing department

Proofread catalogs and essays

Actively participate in previews and auctions

Participate in phone bidding during auctions

Other duties as assigned



Bachelor’s degree required

Master’s degree preferred

Professional experience within the fields of Furniture & Decorative Arts, 20th-Century Design, Silver, Art Glass, and/or Fine & Decorative Asian Art preferred

Professional auction industry experience preferred


Proficiency in Microsoft applications, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel

Excellent research and writing skills

Ability to adapt to Heritage Auctions Fine & Decorative Arts cataloging format

Attention to detail, from visual analysis of objects to review of catalog entries

Ability to multitask and prioritize duties

Positive attitude with excellent customer service skills

Lifelong learner

Must be able to lift 40 lbs.


Individuals must be able to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Some evening and weekend hours are required.

Heritage Auctions welcomes and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, mature workers, and persons with disabilities. EOE

How to Apply

Apply online today!

Posted on January 9