JOB POSTINGS

Jewelry Specialist

The primary responsibility of this role is the accurate and timely cataloging of Antique/Estate Jewelry/ Diamonds and Gemstones to be offered at public auction. 

Duties include:

Initial review of jewelry items, ascertaining appropriate auction avenue for sale, inspecting, and investigating items and reviewing comparable items from on-line resources to ascertain the best possible auction estimate and writing well detailed succinct and accurate catalog descriptions adhering to in-house cataloging guidelines within our computer software application.  The ability to work independently while meeting cataloging deadlines within the scope of our auction cycle process. A personable attitude to work as the liaison with clients consigning jewelry by explaining the auction process, and hopefully convincing them to use our services.  Working with buyers during auction previews to explain the merits of the jewelry items on offer.    

Working closely with our in-house Marketing team to create advertising campaigns in online sectors, some print publications as well as social media platforms and email marketing campaigns. Working closely with our photography to help create layouts for optimal visualization.

Accompanying transportation team to on-site locations to assess items for auction and receipt those items for consignment.  Assisting with clients bringing in objects to be assessed, explaining the auction process, and helping administer the receipting of items. 

Working with outside vendors in the trade, jewelry shops for repair/mounting and unmounting of stones for shipment to GIA for certificates.

40 hour week required, overtime work and some travel/overnight travel will be expected at certain times.

Qualifications:

Candidate should have a well-developed understanding and working knowledge of the jewelry industry, encompassing a general understanding of antique and estate jewelry, diamonds and gemstones.  Graduate Gemologist diploma from the Gemological Institute of America preferred or in process.

The candidate should possess the highest ethics and possess a general interest in Art history, knowledge and/or familiarity with the auction/antique or art business, furniture styles, and a basic understanding of the arts.

Candidate should possess an attention to detail, computer skills, attitude of a team player and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment by prioritizing their workload to meet deadlines.

Candidate will be required to become a North Carolina Designate, a license issued by the state that allows the signer to enter into contracts with the public on behalf of Brunk Auctions.

Brunk Auctions, Inc provides health insurance, 401K with profit sharing after specific deadlines.  Salary commensurate with experience and knowledge.

Please send resume to jim@brunkauctions.com

Auction House Furniture/Decorative Arts Specialist


The primary responsibility of this role is the accurate and timely cataloging of Antique Furniture to be offered at public auction.  


Duties include:
Initial review of furniture items, ascertaining appropriate auction avenue for sale, inspecting, and investigating items and reviewing comparable items from on-line resources to ascertain the best possible auction estimate and writing well detailed succinct and accurate catalog descriptions adhering to in-house cataloging guidelines within our computer software application. 

Accompanying transportation team to on-site locations to assess items for auction and receipt those items for consignment.  Assisting with clients bringing in objects to be assessed, explaining the auction process, and helping administer the receipting of items.  


Overtime work and travel will be expected at certain times.


Qualifications:
Candidate should have a well-developed understanding and working knowledge of antique furniture periods and styles, along with familiarity of wood types and construction techniques.  The candidate should possess a general interest in Art history, knowledge and/or familiarity with the auction/antique or art business, furniture styles, and a basic understanding of decorative arts. Working knowledge in other decorative arts fields is a plus.


Candidate should possess an attention to detail, computer skills, attitude of a team player and able to thrive in a fast paced environment by prioritizing their workload to meet deadlines.


Brunk Auctions, Inc provides benefits including health insurance, 401K with profit sharing after specific deadlines, and good bonus potential. Join our dedicated Asheville team!


Please send resume to jim@brunkauctions.com

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