Asian Arts Cataloger
Chadds Ford, PA 19317, USA
This is a part-time position, with flexible working hours.
The Asian Arts Cataloger contributes to the production of all auction catalogs throughout the year. Responsibilities include processing Asian fine & decorative arts for sale, research and catalog entry, description writing, and proofing.
Provide specialist expertise in Asian Works of Art:
Conducting research and cataloging of all incoming Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Southeast Asian and Indian fine & decorative arts consignments
Work with prospective bidders to help answer questions about lots as potential purchases
Review any authenticity concerns and prepare condition reports in timely manner
Prepare property for photography (lotting items, noting any special shots needed, etc)
Assist clients in the showroom during previews
Participate in Telephone Bidding with clients during the auction
Responsible for proactively generating business opportunities and deepening client relationships in the field
Bachelors Degree is required, advanced degree is a plus
Expertise in Asian ceramics and works of art with a heavy focus on Chinese pieces
A minimum of 2 years paid work experience in the field
Knowledge of the auction industry
Excellent research skills and attention to detail
Ability to work well under pressure
Excellent communication skills – both spoken and written
Commitment to an exemplary level of client service
Good time keeping, the ability to use time efficiently and to prioritise
A proven ability to meet hard deadlines
A strong understanding of Google Sheets / Docs
The ability to quickly adapt to new software environments
Enthusiasm and willingness to broaden knowledge
Bilinguality is strongly preferred but not required.
The ability to read & translate Chinese and/or Japanese is strongly preferred but not required.