Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
  • 18-Dec-2017 to 16-Jan-2018 (CST)
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers (LHA) is seeking a Specialist in 19th Century American and European Art who will focus on building long-term relationships with private collectors, institutions and industry clients. The goal of this position is to grow LHA's business in American and European art by obtaining consignments for auction to meet and exceed annual sale goals. The position reports to the Director of Consignments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as the senior contact for client inquiries regarding appraisal services, consignments, and auction, explaining the auction process relating to Fine Art
  • Proactively develop new opportunities to grow transaction volume on both the consignments and buyer sides of the department
  • Research and catalogue property for auction; assign auction estimates; and, evaluate property for IRS (estate tax, gift tax, donation, etc.) and insurance appraisals
  • Collaborate with other LHA departments to develop strategies for reaching new consignors and ensuring seamless client service
  • Work with other LHA specialists to promote the auction by helping clients at auction previews, conferring with clients about the property; developing, tracking and communicating client interest in lots and executing bids at auction

Successful candidate will possess:

  • 3-5 years of proven experience in the auction or gallery setting
  • Expertise in 19th century American and European art
  • Strong sense of professionalism; excellent communication and client service skills
  • Proven ability to initiate new business

Compensation is market-based and commensurate with the candidate's experience.

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