Auction Room Assistant

Recruiter
Killens
Location
Binegar, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Aug 2019
Closes
07 Sep 2019
Ref
1235877405
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
JOB TITLE

Auction Room Assistant

JOB OVERVIEW

The successful candidate will assist in the day to day operation of the saleroom part of the auction house.

Working closely with the valuers, administrator, saleroom manager and other staff, he/she will assist in ensuring that all items accepted for sale are properly stored and laid out for sale, undertake photography of items and assist clients in the delivery and collection of items.

A proactive attitude and attention to detail is key. The role will be physically demanding and will involve liaison with clients visiting the saleroom. The successful applicant will also help ensure that the auction rooms are kept operational and tidy at all times and that all preparations are undertaken for viewing and sale days.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Working closely with the saleroom manager to:

Accept auction consignments into the saleroom - assisting clients to unload and in completing the administration paperwork

Assist purchasers with the loading of items purchased

Be responsible for the proper storage of items within the saleroom and laying items out for viewing and sale

Assist the saleroom manager in ensuring the timely removal of items after a sale

Help keep the saleroom, reception area and offices tidy at all times and undertaking basic maintenance

Assist in undertaking photography of all items accepted for sale

Preparing the saleroom for viewing and sale days including all equipment required and ensuring that all items properly lotted

PERSONAL SKILLS REQUIRED

Excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills

Attention to detail vital and a desire to strive for perfection

The ability to prioritise and work calmly and effectively to comply with tight timescales

The ability to work in a small team as well as unsupervised and using own initiative

An enthusiastic, friendly and helpful manner for dealing with clients face-to-face and on the telephone

A hands on approach and physically fit required

The position offers a rare opportunity to gain a range of experience and to work in an interesting and fun industry.

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