Cataloguer/Writer - Animation & Anime Art

Heritage Auctions

Are you knowledgeable with animation art and animation history? 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.

SUMMARY: Responsible for assisting the Director of Animation Art in cataloging, processing consignments for auction, building relationships with bidders and consignors, and providing specialist opinions for evaluating, authenticating, and cataloging properties consigned for online and catalog display. This is NOT a graphic/illustration designer position.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

  • Candidate should be well acquainted with animation art, including but not restricted to knowledge of specific animation films and TV specials and of the studios that produce them.

  • Evaluates animation/anime art, including production art, drawings, concept art, cels and cel background art.

  • Schedules animation/anime art consignments for auction.

  • Writes descriptions for online and catalog display based on notes from the consignor, the Director of Animation/Anime Art, and based on personal knowledge.

  • Answers inquiries.

  • Assists at previews and actively participates in auctions.

  • Other duties may be assigned.

Requirements

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Must have a high school degree or equivalent

  • Must have a minimum of two years of education and/or experience in working with evaluating animation art, or the ability to demonstrate comparable expertise

  • Extensive knowledge of hand-drawn animation history and detailed knowledge about physical animation art required

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must be highly proficient in basic Microsoft applications, specifically Word and Excel, have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, high ability to multitask, pay great attention to detail, and have a positive attitude with exceptional customer service skills.

  • Public speaking talents are a plus!

How to Apply

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Posted on December 30