Cataloguer - Decorative Arts

Heritage Auctions

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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.

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.

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Posted on December 30