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Associate Cataloguer, Prints

This person will primarily work on cataloguing and coordinating the Prints Sales in New York.

Working with the other members in the team, this role could encompass some of the following responsibilities:

Sales catalogues
Researching and cataloguing objects to the highest standard
Assisting and coordinating research, both internally and with external experts
Liaising with conservators and restorers
Preparing condition reports
Writing catalogue notes
Helping with aspects of catalogue production such as:
Liaising with Catalogue Production and other support departments
Ensuring that photography of objects is completed in a timely manner
Color-proofing of catalogue images
Proof-reading catalogue text
Helping coordinate production with Proposals and Design departments
Providing a comprehensive level of service to Sotheby’s clients. This includes responding to day to day client queries and maintaining client contact
Helping to respond to client estimate requests via phone and written response
Learning to evaluate works for auction and appraisal purposes
Helping to sell the sale by helping clients at the exhibition; speaking to clients about the property; develop, track and communicate client interest in lots; and execute bids at sale
Contributing to the creation of selling points and proactive sale outreach activities in the weeks leading up to the auctions
Assisting with proposals, both formal and in-house, in the months between sale seasons
Assisting with general department support, including answering phones
Active participation with the Prints community within New York – attendance at social and art world events e.g. gallery and museum openings; increasing the network of contacts and relationships within this market
Assisting members of the department in day-to-day projects, sale preparation and client management
Highly organized, detail-oriented
Ability to prioritize multiple highly important processes and responsibilities and meet deadlines
Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to establish close working relationships with internal support staff including administrators, operations, catalogue production, etc.
Excellent client service, including verbal and written skills
Excellent team player
Good computer skills
Requires flexibility in work hours as needed


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