Expertise Coordinator, Impressionist and Modern Art
Christie's - New York, NY

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Profile Summary:
The Expertise Coordinator is responsible for managing the expertise process within the Impressionist & Modern Art department for all sale consignments and other miscellaneous expertise inquiries.

Responsibility Data:
Lead the authentication process for Evening, Day and WOP sales and all private sales consignments

Develop and maintain excellent relationships and communication with international experts and clients

Act as liaison between department and experts to communicate effectively in a timely fashion

Liaise with Expertise Coordinators in the department globally to organize departmental conference calls on expertise issues and proactively solicit feedback from internal expert contacts

Coordinate all expertise shipments domestically and internationally

Anticipate problems that may arise with experts, artists, consignors, purchasers and proactively identify solutions

Superior negotiation skills essential to review rates and fees

Ability to work with international offices as well as independently

Strong organizational and administrative skills essential including writing letters, updating sale spreadsheets (sale runner), liaising with Photo Studio and e-mail follow up and organization of certificates of authenticity

Skills and Experience:
French language fluency required

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in applicable Art History or Decorative Arts category

Minimum of 2--3 years paid work experience in related field.

Knowledge of the auction business.

Knowledge of E-mail, Spreadsheet, Word Processing and Presentation software (Microsoft Office preferred).

Ability to learn Christie’s systems including Siebel, Property System, intranet and website.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior written and spoken communication.

Superior client service skills.

Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize.

Strong follow-up skills with attention to detail.

Ability to work within a team environment

Some travel required

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Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc. Consistently...