Cataloguer/Writer - Fine Arts

Heritage Auctions

The Department of Fine & Decorative Arts seeks a full-time Cataloguer with working knowledge of and experience primarily within Prints & Multiples. 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 Fine Arts Cataloger is responsible for composing primary catalog entries and for working with Specialists to research and represent offerings within our wide-ranging auctions, which include Prints & Multiples, Photographs, Modern & Contemporary Art, and American Art, among others.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

  • Write condition reports and assist with inquiries

  • Some research, identification, and authentication

  • Write select essays for marketing emails or inclusion in the catalog

  • Proofread catalogs and essays

  • Actively participate in previews and auctions

  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Master’s degree preferred

  • Professional experience within the fields of Photographs and Fine Art preferred

  • Professional auction industry experience preferred

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

  • Excellent research and writing skills

  • 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.

How to Apply

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Posted on December 30