Cataloguer/Writer – Movie Posters

Heritage Auctions

Find the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your research and writing abilities in our unique environment! 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: Our Vintage Movie Posters department is seeking a Cataloger to research and write descriptions for incoming consignment material for auction. Includes researching and describing related collectible material for printed catalogs and online.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write accurate catalog descriptions of vintage posters, lobby cards, photos, and related film promotional materials for upcoming auctions

  • Effectively and efficiently use appropriate research tools and make inquiries necessary to gather and confirm factual information for descriptions

  • Proof/edit description text and review images for catalog production

  • Prioritize lots based on estimated values and determine the appropriate length of associated description copy

  • Work with prospective bidders to help answer questions about lots as potential purchases at the auction

  • Able to lift boxes of material up to 50 pounds

  • Travel is possible for trade shows, etc., as needed

  • Work auctions as necessary

  • Other duties as may be assigned

Requirements

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, major in English or History a plus

  • Experience working in the Movie Poster trade and/or an auction house is also a plus

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

  • Follows established standards, takes direction well, high ability to multitask, and pays great attention to detail

  • Demonstrates strong organizational and prioritization skills to meet deadlines and complete projects on time

  • Willing to learn; works well independently and in a team environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills: concise, accurate, and thorough

  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends during the auction, writing crunches as needed

How to Apply

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Posted on December 30