Auctions Liaison

We’re looking for a highly-organized project manager to support our growing roster of commercial and benefit auctions on Artsy.

Artsy Auctions aims to be the online platform for fostering the next generation of collectors by providing a beautifully designed bidding experience and making artworks from auctions around the globe accessible to anyone with an internet connection. As an Auctions Liaison, you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day relationships with our auction house and nonprofit partners, and ensuring a smooth experience for listing their sales on Artsy. Responsibilities include managing communications to our partners, creating and executing timelines for launching auction pages and related content for our website, uploading artwork metadata and images, and organizing Artsy’s technological integration into auction events, which includes clerking and bidding in auctions on behalf of Artsy’s collectors and managing event execution at annual fundraising events for benefit auction partners. This is a highly collaborative role, requiring the Auctions Liaison to collaborate internally with Partnerships, Collector Relations, and Engineering teams on advising partnership offerings, bidder monitoring, and auction products, and externally with our auctions partners to execute auction timelines. As an integral part of the team, the Auctions Liaison will have the unique opportunity to experience all facets of online auctions, from partnerships to product development, and get an inside view into the expanding online art market.

The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced work environment, is a collaborative and communicative self-starter with at least two year’s experience in project management in the art world or a related industry, and is a strategic thinker that is able to work calmly under pressure. This is a role that requires independently managing a large volume of digital content against time-sensitive deadlines, so proficiency in Excel and/or Google Sheets is required. The ability to travel to local, national, and international auctions and benefit events is preferred, and German, French, or Italian language skills are a plus.

Core Competencies:

  • Hustle & Self-Motivation: Has a drive to succeed, can work independently, and is dedicated to finding creative solutions and helping out when there’s downtime
  • Calm Under Pressure: Has excelled under pressure and time-sensitive deadlines, is a problem solver, and and maintains a positive outlook in difficult situations
  • Communication & Collaboration: Has excellent verbal and written communications skills, would not shy away from asking questions, voicing his or her ideas, or asking for help in difficult situations
  • Honesty & Integrity: Dedicated to the truth, doesn't cut corners, and totally reliable with confidential info
  • Interest in Online Marketplaces: Has experience or interest in the commercial art world and has experience working with online sales and content management systems

TO APPLY

This position is full-time and starts immediately. To apply, please submit your resumé and a cover letter here.

ABOUT ARTSY

We think of Artsy less as a business with employees, and more as a community of people who have chosen to work together towards a common goal, and who share a common set of values.

Artsy’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. Our vision is a world where art is as popular as music. We are a resource for art collecting and education.

Artsy features the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions, all in one place. Our growing database of 400,000 images of art, architecture, and design by 50,000 artists spans historical, modern, and contemporary works, and includes the largest online database of contemporary art. Artsy is used by art lovers, museum-goers, patrons, collectors, students, and educators to discover, learn about, and collect art.

WHY ARTSY

At Artsy there are no specific work hours or policies, no pointless bureaucracy. We only care that you achieve inspiring results and are a joy to work with. This means you must be highly energetic, enthusiastic, and resourceful—no problem is too big or too small for you to tackle. You will enjoy both responsibility and autonomy in your work.  

WORKING AT ARTSY

In addition to our vision of a world where art is as popular as music, Artsy has five core values that will inform your experience at Artsy.

Art x Science: We believe in uniting empathy with logic, emotion with data, and intuition with research in everything we do. Whether in business strategy or design, culture or code, we seek the magic that happens when the often separate worlds of art and science come together.

People are Paramount: We spend extraordinary energy finding the best person for a job—and once found, we give them the trust and autonomy to be CEO of their role. We avoid pointless bureaucracy and prefer to empower people with information rather than limit them with process.

Quality Worthy of Art: We aim to create an experience worthy of all the world’s art and so hold ourselves to the highest standards in all our work. We believe that the best long term quality comes from rapid shipping, iterating, and learning as we go.

Positive Energy: We know positivity and optimism benefit our work, and we harness positive energy as a vehicle towards greater awareness, growth, and collaboration. We believe in cultivating a positive relationship to art as opposed to one based on exclusivity or scarcity.

Openness: We believe in being open with each other and the world—whether in open-sourcing our code, sharing feedback, or building a diverse and inclusive work culture. We believe in bringing our full selves to work and manifesting an open world where everyone has access to art.

Artsy is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, disability, and veteran status.