Careers

 

We are expanding and have a number of exciting opportunities we are currently recruiting for.

If you are looking for a new role within a dynamic, personable and growing company then we would welcome hearing from you. The available positions are featured below, in addition we welcome speculative applications. 

 

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Marketing & PR Manager

Roseberys London are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic Marketing and PR Manager to implement and help shape the promotion and message of the company.

This is an exciting, hands-on role which encourages meaningful contribution towards shaping the marketing initiatives of the business and with scope for growth and career development as the department and company expand.

Involved in developing and executing marketing and advertising campaigns across a variety of platforms to promote the business and services, through social and digital media, news items, press releases and placements and maintaining and managing the reputation of the company through influencing opinion and behaviour, reporting to the Managing Director.

 

Job Responsibilities

Overseeing day to day marketing activities

Managing the marketing assistant and interns

Planning, developing and implementing effective marketing communication campaigns across a range of disciplines including print, digital and social paths.

Writing copy for marketing collateral, including press releases, brochures, catalogues, website, templates for letters and emails and websites.

Proofing all marketing material.

Understanding projects and campaigns and writing thorough specs for each.

Taking a daily interest in objects and collections coming in for auction and provide reactionary marketing

Creating and managing interest lists

Creating an annual marketing schedule


Financial projections for departmental and company annual spending and managing the budget

Monitoring ongoing campaign spend against the budget, keeping accurate records and highlighting where variances occur.

Producing an accurate summary of total spend at the end of a marketing campaign.

Undertaking detailed ongoing analysis of marketing campaigns to ensure targets are met

Producing and presenting campaign results to departments and the directors

Assisting in the production of ongoing competitor analysis and reporting, with particular reference to pricing, presentation and promotion.

Point of contact for marketing, advertising and third party agencies

Working with designers to create campaign material

In house design work

Catalogue uploads to various platforms

Managing the website: Banner ads, refreshing and keeping up to date, press releases and news stories

Organising events

 

The ideal candidate:

This role would suit someone with a minimum of three years marketing experience and does not have to come from an auction background. We are particularly interest in candidates with a background in digital and social media marketing.

Degree in Marketing would be an advantage as would CIM qualification

Experience managing a small team

Experience with photoshop and other editing software

Previous experience in a similar role desirable

Proven track record with social media

Ability to adhere to deadlines and manage complex workload and schedule

Ability to use spreadsheets to analyse data and spot trends.

Excellent proof-reading skills

High level of attention to detail

Strong project management and organisation skills

Be able to communicate clearly, both written and orally, so to communicate with employees, members of the management team, and in group presentations and meetings

A positive outlook and can-do attitude

Interest in the Arts

 

 

Applications to hr@roseberys.co.uk

Please include cover letter, CV and salary expectations.

 

Front of House Assistant & Administrator

 

Overview:

The Client Services department are fundamental at Roseberys often being the first point of contact for our clients in person, over the phone or via email. We seek to employ a candidate who is professional, presentable and polite, with the ability to actively listen to clients so they can adequately gauge and address their needs, with excellent verbal communication skills and a good command of the English language.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Assist with the daily running of the auction house reception
  • Answer telephone and email enquiries
  • Deal with customer queries and complaints and escalate these to the Client Services Manager when necessary
  • Co-ordinate valuers for in-house valuations
  • Support & administer collections and deliveries
  • Process payments
  • Send out pre & post auction correspondence
  • Filing & data entry into Roseberys auction management software
  • Assist with various administration tasks for both live and online auctions
  • Aid clients registering for sales on our websites and carryout bids administration
  • Issue Property Receipts/Contracts when instructed to do so by the Client Services Manager

 

The ideal candidate would have:

  • An organised and methodical approach to daily tasks.
  • Exceptional customer service skills and previous experience in a client facing position and complaints resolution.
  • The ability to work well under pressure and in a busy customer facing environment.
  • Be confident using computers and new software packages.
  • Previous experience of cash handling and card payment transactions.
  • Previous auction house experience desirable but not essential.

 

 

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 9.00am-5.30pm, with occasional Sunday viewing work

This position is based within the auction house in South London

 

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

Book keeper

Roseberys are seeking a diligent and fastidious book keeper with exceptional attention to detail. This role will be to assist with daily accounting and general admin tasks focussed around the auction schedule. The role has good scope for advancement within the department for the right candidate.

 

Overview & Responsibilities

This role can be a full or part time position and is based in-house within Roseberys offices.

To work closely with our Accounts team in order to facilitate the smooth daily running of the accounts’ office. This role would suit an organised individual with AAT level 3 or studying towards it, and who has a head for numbers and detail.

 

Main responsibilities include assisting with:

Accounts Administration

Auction sale reconciliation

Bank Reconciliation

Purchase Ledger Invoices

General accountancy duties including reconciling credit card statements, petty cash reconciliation

Taking payments over the phone and entering payments from Bank Account and Sagepay

Entering results on auction day

Keeping sales invoice spreadsheet up to date

Emailing statements and sending out payments to vendors

Chase buyers for payment

Process re-charges, VAT refunds

Maintaining the department inbox and responding to customer queries

Answering the phone and answering queries

Pre and post auction administration and reconciliation for departments

Taking deposits and refunding

General office admin tasks filing etc.

Assisting the head of Accounts as required

 

Skills & Qualifications

AAT level 3, or currently studying towards this.

Previous experience in an administrative role and basic knowledge of bookkeeping

Good level of computer competency, experience in Sage 50, Xero and Microsoft Navision an advantage

Ability to work well under pressure within a very fast paced environment

An all-round team player who is happy to contribute to assist and enable the success of the other departments

Excellent communication skills with exceptional attention to detail

Previous experience within an auction house or an interest in auctions would be beneficial but not essential

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

Furniture Saleroom Porter & Assistant

 

Roseberys are seeking a new saleroom porter & Assistant to work within our furniture department.

 

This is an excellent entry level role to learn about all aspects of the auction world, specifically within a friendly and knowledgeable team.

 

Main Duties being:

 

  • Moving and lifting auction items
  • 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

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • A positive can-do attitude
  • Ability to lift heavy objects and be on your feet all day
  • A desire to learn 
  • 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

Modern British & 20th Century Art Department Cataloguer

Roseberys are seeking a diligent, enthusiastic and passionate person to join our Modern British & 20th Century Art department. This is a full-time position and based in-house within the auction rooms. This is a busy and hands on role and the perfect candidate would have language skills, an interest in urban and contemporary art, some previous experience in cataloguing and the desire to grow their skills and knowledge within these areas.

Overview

This position is to provide support to the Head of Department in all aspects of the consignment, cataloguing and auction process to enable the continued growth and success of the department.

Responsibilities

  • Write catalogue descriptions for both Modern British & 20th Century Art & Modern Home auctions as required
  • An interest in urban and contemporary art with a view to working towards managing this section of the auction
  • Assisting with valuation enquiries in person and via email
  • Pre and post-sale administration in-house and with clients
  • Liaising with experts and specialists to obtain authentication (predominantly French and Italian)
  • Providing assistance and support to the head of department as required
  • Writing catalogue notes and undertaking research
  • Conducting condition reports
  • Assisting with setting up the auction; liaising with the head of department about star lots
  • Organising preview events
  • Viewing and auction day duties

 

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent within the Arts
  • At least one year’s experience in cataloguing Modern British & 20th Century Art
  • Language skills desirable preferably French and Italian
  • Interest in Urban and Contemporary Art
  • Experience within an auction house with a good understanding of the auction process preferred
  • Ability to maintain composure in a stressful environment and meet deadlines
  • Driven with a positive and can-do attitude
  • Manual handling experience
  • An all-round team player who is happy to contribute to assist and enable the success of the department wherever required
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

 

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.

            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

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