Disney and Vintage Disney Animation Art - Cataloguer/Writer

Heritage Auctions

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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.


We offer medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 401k savings plans, and more!


Responsible for describing the rich history of Disney animation and vintage animation art under the Vice President of Animation Art. This position entails researching authenticity, telling the historical importance of pieces of animation art’s individual history, carefully examining and communicating artwork conditions, and writing detailed narrative descriptions for lots of animation production cels, animation drawings, storyboards, layout drawings, production backgrounds, concept art, model sheets, historical animation and studio ephemera, and so much more.

This is NOT a graphic/illustration designer position.



  • 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.

  • Knowledge of Disney Animation Art and Anime Animation art

  • Schedules animation/anime art consignments for auction.

  • Writes descriptions for online and catalog display based on notes from 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.



  • Must have a high school degree or equivalent

  • Must have a minimum of two years 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


  • 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!

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Posted on March 7