Fine Art Specialist

Posting ID : A1068470623
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Art Media Design

Pacific Galleries Auction House located in the SODO area is recruiting for a qualified
full-time Fine Art Specialist position.

Immediate opening available for 32-40 hours a week, Tuesday -- Saturday.
Position may require overtime depending on auction schedule.


Manages all incoming original art and prints, from auction submission to post-auction sales. Researches and places open market auction estimates on incoming art that will be offered for auction. Writes auction catalog descriptions. Works with a variety of clients, including buyers and sellers. Tracks contracts, maintains inventory database for art and acts as an art resource for clients. Liaise with consignors and buyers regarding all aspects of the auction process. Assist in other auction related functions as required.

Fine Art Specialist requirements:
A Bachelor's degree in art, art history or museum management.
Two years minimum gallery, museum or other relevant art experience.
One year experience in fine art handling.
Working knowledge of different art mediums, art market and local art.
Able to work effectively with the public.
Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
Able to multitask and meet tight deadlines in a fact paced work environment.
Able to accurately track inventory within database accurately.
Able to conduct research, write condition reports and catalog descriptions, plus contacting and communicating with other arts experts.
Ability to maintain ongoing relationships with client base and encourage new consignments.
Ability to both work independently and within a team.

Location: SODO/Seattle
Shift: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Compensation: $12.00 per hour starting.
Parking on site; and we are located close to major bus routes.

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