Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
  • 24-Jun-2019 (CST)
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401k, Holidays, Vacation and Sick Time

Hindman Auctions, one of the nation's leading and fastest growing fine art auction houses, is looking to add a full-time Cataloguer to our growing Couture Department in our Chicago headquarters. The Cataloguer's role is to function as the liaison between the consignor and the Director of Couture. Additionally, the Cataloguer is responsible for processing, maintaining classification and labeling of all property in-house, according to departmental cataloguing standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attend appraisal appointments with the Director and assist in generating listings and appraisals for said appointments
  • Respond to online inquiries related to the Couture Department, provide estimates and assist in creating proposals
  • Communicate with clients related to sale terms, the auction process, client agreements, property and sale status
  • Inventory and catalogue property, perform condition reports as property arrives in house
  • Coordinate the authentication and restoration process of property
  • Maintain cataloguing standards and oversee edits with the Director
  • Support auctions by executing phone or live platform bids
  • Oversee the successful completion and closure of consignments
  • Continue to establish, maintain and grow new and existing business for the department

Successful candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor's degree in Art, Fashion or related field
  • Minimum 4-6 years of cataloguing and/or customer service experience within Couture, Vintage Fashion and/or Luxury Accessories industries; auction house experience a plus
  • Ability to identify and date contemporary and vintage fashion back to the 19th century
  • An understanding of the current market, trends and value of contemporary and vintage fashion
  • Superior client service skills and a strong sense of professionalism and discretion
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Strong follow-up skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
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