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We are partnering with a prestigious Auction House who have an opening for a Head of Department for their Modern and Contemporary Art division based in Germany.
 
The Head of Department will be responsible for overseeing the preparation and execution of annual auctions.
 
As the Head of Department, you will:
 
  • Manage and lead a small team of Specialists and Cataloguers
  • Organise, conduct, and oversee acquisitions
  • Complete appraisals of the artwork for annual auctions
  • Generate and pursue new business for the company
  • Attend industry events to keep in regular contact with art experts, collectors, and restorers
  • Oversee the design and production of the catalogues
  • Work closely with the Directors, compiling sales targets, and annual budgets
  • Ensure that the department is adhering to all legal, financial, and contractual commitments to all parties involved
 
Skills required:
 
  • Previous experience within an auction house, preferred
  • Experience within a gallery or art dealership, beneficial
  • The ability to identify, appraise and value luxury Modern and Contemporary Art
  • A confident communicator with an existing network of clients, collectors, and restorers  
  • Flexible working attitude as the successful applicant will occasionally be required to travel Domestically and Internationally
 
To be considered, applicants must have extensive Modern and Contemporary Art knowledge within an auction house, or a gallery or art dealership

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Reference: 11046

Location: Berlin, Germany

Salary: Competitive

Contract: Permanent

Posted: 28 May 2020