Fine Arts Professional

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Desired position type: Full-Time


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Summary

Extremely self-motivated, organized and detail oriented fine arts professional with significant experience in a luxury auction house. I am seeking a role that will utilize my experience in management, client development and art research in a gallery, institution or private art collection.

Education

New York University – New York, NY
• B.A. History & Art History – GPA 3.8

Experience

Galerie Michael – Los Angeles, CA
Art Curator January 2015-present
• Maintained inventory for approximately 40,000 prints, paintings and sculptures using Art Systems
• Researched incoming property for authenticity and accuracy
• Designed and executed exhibition and auction catalogues throughout the year
• Processed invoices for external services such as framing and restoration
• Maintained sales journal, tracking invoices and incoming funds

Sotheby’s – New York, NY
Senior Sales Administrator, Contemporary Art Department January 2010-November 2014
• Carried out pre and post sale administration for three to four high volume auctions a year, including coordinating consignment agreements, receipting property and processing post-sale paperwork
• Researched works of art for estimate requests, cataloguing and authentication purposes
• Maintained control of 300-400 items in each auction and was responsible for the movement of property for exhibitions, off-site events and bi-annual department review
• Liaised closely with other expert and support departments, including art handlers, museum services and special events
• Coordinated exhibition and gallery set up for each auction
• Participated in live auctions, bidding with clients on the telephone worldwide
• Coordinated inbound and outbound, domestic and international shipping requests
• Maintained and strengthened relationships with existing and new clients to Sotheby’s
• Processed all payments for external vendors

Calvin Klein/PVH – New York, NY
Executive Assistant to Creative Director/Design Studio Coordinator September 2008-August 2009
• Provided business and personal administrative support to Creative Director and Design Studio staff
• Created detailed international/domestic travel itineraries for Creative Director and Design Studio staff including scheduling ground, air, hotel, dining and entertainment; processed expenses incurred
• Scheduled in/out of office meetings for Design Studio; reserved conference rooms and organized catering
• Liaised closely with supporting departments including Product Development, Advertising, Marketing, Sales & Merchandising and Executive team

KLDS Culinary Concepts/Lord & Taylor – New York, NY
Restaurant Manager/Office Coordinator November 2005-August 2008
• Supervised staff of approximately 18-28 employees, for both An American Place & Larry Forgione’s Signature Café
• Responsible for all daily & weekly bookkeeping and accounting activities
• Responsible for food and beverage purchases from vendors, keeping cost of goods/purchases below approximately 29%
• Responsible for all hiring and training of new employees
• Handled & resolved customer complaints and issues
• Coordinated, staffed and planned all internal and external catering events including training breakfasts, corporate lunches, charity dinners, cocktail parties, and large-scale Lord & Taylor functions

Skills

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • SAP
  • CAT
  • client management software
  • collection management

Specialties

    administration, management

Spoken Languages

    Basic Spanish, English

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