Head of Sale/Specialist: Modern & Contemporary British Art
To take a leading role in the development and formation of the tri-annual Modern & Contemporary British Art auctions; working closely with the other picture departments and general valuations team to drive the sales whilst engaging new and existing buyers and consignors to Roseberys.
  • Responsible for securing consignments and selling sales for the Modern & Contemporary British Art department
  • Actively manage client relationships in order to enhance client loyalty and generate business; support key client activity in particular focusing on generating new networks of clients/collectors to Roseberys
  • Active participation with the Modern British Art community – attendance at social and art world events e.g. gallery and museum openings; increasing the network of contacts and relationships within this market
  • Prepare and deliver valuation proposals to secure consignments, providing valuations both offsite and within the auction house
  • Research and write catalogue entries
  • Lead the catalogue production process and adhere to strict production deadlines
  • Assist with exhibition set up. Actively participate in all presale exhibitions and events, to cultivate bidders, promote and sell the sale. Develop, track and communicate client interest in lots; and execute bids at sale
  • Assist with condition reports
  • Work with all department specialists to sell the sale by helping clients at the exhibition; speaking to clients about the property;
  • Perform valuations for auction, probate and insurance in association with the Professional Services Department
  • Mentor the junior members of the department, providing support and guidance on matters related to expertise and client relationships
Skills & Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience within applicable field
  • Proven track record at generating business
  • Ability to maintain composure in a stressful environment and meet deadlines
  • Driven with a positive and can-do attitude
  • An all-round team player who is happy to contribute to assist and enable the success of the other picture departments
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
Full or part time position will be considered.
To apply please send CV, cover letter and salary expectations to



Internship Programme
Roseberys Auctioneers & Valuers, are pleased to offer an internship programme with applications accepted throughout the year. You will have access to multi-disciplines including Front of House & Valuations, Marketing, Asian & Islamic Art, Jewellery, Decorative Arts & Modern Design, Prints & Multiples, Old Masters, Modern British, Impressionist & Modern, Furniture & Works of Art.
  • Interact with clients and facilitate all phases of the sales process.
  • Answer telephones, direct calls, take messages and provide information to prospective vendors and purchasers.
  • Liaise with clients at front of house and assist with clearing items.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to assist in office administration.
  • General administrative duties
  • Assist with social media promotion and marketing
  • Unpack deliveries, assist with storage and stock assignment and management.
  • Assist with the setting up of public views and auctions.
  • Carry out research and compiling data for the art market.
  • Work closely with the specialists during catalogue production.
  • Researching for catalogue notes and description
  • Assist with authentication tasks

  • Relevant degree
  • Language skills (fluent in English plus one other European language is advantageous)
  • Team player and proactive
Skills Learnt:
  • Art handling
  • Pre, Post and sale day experience
  • Client service skills
  • Stock management skills
  • Cataloguing
  • Being part of a team
  • Proof reading
3 month programme consisting of 2 to 3 days a week from 10am to 4pm with one hour for lunch, ideally the same consecutive days each week £15 per day to cover travel and subsistence costs.
To Apply:
We do our best to accommodate individual preferences regarding the discipline you are most interested in but there will be involvement across difference departments. The tasks that you undertake will vary depending on which department you are based in.
Email a covering letter letting us know your preferred department and why, state your availability and send with your CV to HR:
We cannot accept students onto the programme who are on any type of visa.