Hindman Auctions
  • 14-Oct-2019 (CST)
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Hindman Auctions, one of the nation's leading and fastest growing fine art auction houses, is seeking a Watch Specialist for our Fine Jewelry and Timepieces Department. The primary focus of the Watch Specialist is to obtain consignments for our Timepiece auctions, as well as build long-term client relationships with private collectors, institutions and industry contacts. 

 

 Key Responsibilities:  

  • Responsible for all work associated with the evaluation of timepieces for auction, including assigning estimates and valuing property for insurance appraisals 
  • Oversee the consignment process, including cataloging, condition reports, photography, and placement of timepieces
  • Act as senior contact for client inquiries regarding appraisal services, consignments and auctions relating to timepieces 
  • Proactively develop new opportunities to grow and maintain the volume of transactions with private clients, top dealers, and institutions

  

Successful candidate will possess:  

  • Bachelor's degree in Fine Art, Art History or related field preferred  
  • 5-7 years of experience working with timepieces, preferably within the auction industry 
  • Working knowledge of contemporary, antique and vintage timepieces 
  • Strong sense of professionalism and collaboration within a team environment 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and client service skills 
  • Proven ability to initiate new business 
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment
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