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Junior Specialist Photographs artnet

Artnet
Artnet is the leading international platform to buy, sell, and research art online. We connect millions of collectors globally with the world’s leading galleries and auction houses, with a focus on making the art market more transparent while supporting our partners in growing their business online.

We are seeking a dedicated junior specialist in Photographs to join our Artnet Auctions Team. In this role, you will be responsible for building consignor relationships, obtaining artworks, and growing our network of buyers to expand the reach of our platform, while ensuring a best in class client experience. You will contribute to the success of the platform by growing revenue and driving sales.

Responsibilities:

Drive quality and performance of sales at artnet
– Consign and sell works while building key relationships with clients
– Conduct best practices when pricing, negotiating, and reaching out to clients
– Research and catalog lots for upcoming curated auctions
– Continually stay abreast of current markets, key players, and competitors while developing a competitive department strategy

Build client base and relationships
– Act as a representative of Artnet and build alliances and networks of key influencers in the market
– Use knowledge and expertise, such as writing articles, lecturing, and more, to expand Artnet’s presence and create a competitive advantage
– Develop and nurture clients to convert buyers and sellers, focus on growth, retain clients, and build loyalty

Maximize cross-functional partnerships
– Work collaboratively with other internal departments to identify and develop cross-selling opportunities
– Cultivate positive, motivated, and results-driven team atmosphere

Qualifications:
– 2+ years of relevant work experience in the photography market as an auctions specialist and/or
business driver
– BA in art history, art management, or similar, graduate degree a plus
– Proven ability to initiate new business while maintaining existing client relationships
– Knowledge of e-commerce platforms and online art sales
– Must be able to meet revenue target with growth on a yearly basis
– Excellent communication, negotiation, and networking skills
– Must be able to work in a fast-paced, revenue-driven environment
– Strong sense of professionalism and discretion
– Self-starter with the capacity to work in a team environment

Benefits at artnet:
– Health, dental, and vision insurance
– Life and disability coverage
– 401k retirement plan with company match
– Pre-tax health and transit saving options
– Flexible vacation and paid time-off