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26 Jan 2018

Full-Time Fine Art Specialist

John Moran Auctioneers  Monrovia, California, United States

Job Description

John Moran Auctioneers is seeking a Fine Art Specialist with an emphasis in Modern & Contemporary Art to join our diverse and dedicated team.
This position will be responsible for business development, providing specialist opinion, conducting valuation and generating fine art consignments for auction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Generates business for the department by evaluating property, establishing auction estimates and preparing proposal documents
• Works with department director on strategies to encourage departmental growth
• Assists with departmental email & phone enquiries and walk-in valuations
• Participates in the catalog creation process: Layout, content proofing and overall design strategy
• Assists with cataloguing, research & authentications, writing essays and condition reports
• Has prior knowledge of authentication processes and procedures
• Establishes and maintains relationships with museums and galleries
• Actively markets upcoming lots for auction
• Participates in previews, auctions and other events
• Represents John Moran Auctioneers by attending outside events related to their field
• Assists clients with requests for images and additional information as they relate to property offered for sale

Skills and Experience
• 5+ years auction house or gallery experience as a specialist in the appropriate field
• Strong business awareness of the fine art market
• Strong written and verbal skills
• Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
• Ability to manage and maintain multiple deadlines
• Computer literate and proficient in MS office suite
• Prior use of auction, collection based or similar CRM software
• Actively seeks to increase knowledge in various areas of interest
• An upbeat, cool under pressure, business professional who can work with a variety of strong personalities
• Second language preferred
• USPAP accreditation a plus


Please email your resume and salary requirements to

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: art gallery, arts, development, marketing, and museum. States: California.

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