Careers

 

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.

Tasks

  • 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 

Eligibility

  • 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

Commitment

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. We cannot accept students onto the programme who are on any type of visa. 

 

Email a covering letter letting us know your preferred department and why, state your availability and send with your CV to HR: hr@roseberys.co.uk

      


 

Furniture Saleroom Manager & Cataloguer/Junior Valuer

 

Roseberys are seeking a diligent, enthusiastic and passionate person to join our furniture department as saleroom manager and cataloguer/junior valuer. This is a full-time position and based in-house within the auction rooms.

Overview & Responsibilities

To catalogue and manage the furniture sections of the bi-monthly Traditional & Modern Home auctions, the tri-annual Fine & Decorative auctions, to provide in house valuations to clients in person and by email, and to oversee the management and organisation of the furniture saleroom and incoming deliveries.

Main responsibilities include:

Cataloguing & Valuing

  • Cataloguing furniture lots
  • Undertaking valuations in the auction house and by email
  • Writing catalogue notes
  • Conducting condition reports
  • Managing the photography for the furniture sections of auctions
  • Adhering to deadlines
  • Proof reading
  • Curating the order of the auction
  • Liaising with clients regarding pre and post-sale enquiries

Saleroom Duties and Management

  • Daily manual handling of heavy furniture
  • Receiving and managing incoming deliveries including checking off against contracts
  • Managing the logistics of inhouse and offsite furniture storage areas to ensure smooth stock rotation and careful handling of goods
  • Assisting to prepare the auction room for viewings and ensure lotting up is completed on time
  • Helping to set the auction room up for sales
  • Managing re-entries of unsold lots
  • Internet clerking for auctions

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree desirable but not essential
  • Minimum 3 years experience within an auction house with a good understanding of the auction process
  • Previous furniture cataloguing and valuation experience
  • Experience in manual handling of heavy furniture
  • Ability to manage a large saleroom and warehouse and instruct other members of the team to achieve goals
  • 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 departments
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills


    Please send a CV and cover letter stating salary expectations to hr@roseberys.co.uk


 

Saleroom Porter & Assistant

 

Roseberys are seeking a new saleroom porter and assistant to work across all departments of the auction house. This is a full-time position and is a one-year fixed term contract. It is an excellent entry level role to learn about all aspects of the auction world within a friendly and knowledgeable team.

 

Main Duties being:

 

  • Moving and lifting heavy furniture, pictures and small objects
  • Receiving deliveries into the saleroom, unpacking items
  • Ticketing items and checking inventories against items received
  • Clearing reception of items being delivered for sale
  • Setting up the auction rooms for viewing
  • Ensuring the auction rooms, public and outdoor areas are kept clean and presentable
  • General auction and viewing day duties
  • Assisting clients with clearing items
  • Post-sale unsold lot management, re-entering of unsold lots in following auction
  • Management and co-ordination of storage areas
  • Moving items into relevant storage areas
  • Photography and editing of lots for the website and catalogues
  • Assisting the cataloguers and valuers as required for all departments

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, or relevant previous work experience
  • A positive can-do attitude
  • Team orientated but also with the ability to work confidently alone
  • Motivated and hard-working
  • Previous experience of manual handling an advantage but not essential

 

To apply please send cover letter, CV and salary expectations to hr@roseberys.co.uk