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Auction House Service Specialist Decorative Art Chinese

artnet is the leading international platform to buy, sell, and research fine art, design, and decorative 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. Founded in 1989, artnet has been a leader of industry change that has shaped the international art market with a suite of pioneering products and services. With a comprehensive platform that includes the Price Database, the Gallery Network, and artnet News, artnet provides reliable and trusted information to an audience of over 2.2 million monthly users. We are constantly building new ways for people to discover and foster an appreciation for art, and offer an unrivaled resource for exploring the current cultural landscape. To learn more, please visit www.artnet.com.

artnet is seeking a full-time Chinese-speaking specialist to join the Price Database Decorative Art Team. As an auction house service specialist, you will help collect and edit auction market data and maintain important partnerships with auction house clients. Working as part of a passionate team, you will ensure the successful operation of the artnet Price Database, the most complete illustrated archive of international fine art, design, and decorative art auction results in the world. Our specialists are responsible for daily updates, editing and translation, and building client relationships to ensure database accuracy and growth.

We foster a uniquely collaborative environment in a forward-thinking art company, and this position offers numerous opportunities to be involved in team and interdepartmental collaborations. Working from our New York office, located in the historic Woolworth Building, you will work together to challenge and motivate one other as artnet leads the way in the growing art industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Copy edit auction information for inclusion in the Price Database
  • Provide Chinese to English translations
  • Edit the artist database by adding or updating artist biographies
  • Update and maintain a daily calendar of auctions Price Database updates
  • Provide support to the production of detailed art market reports
  • Identify client sales opportunities to promote artnet products
  • Build and maintain auction house member sites
  • Maintain relationships with clients to keep them engaged and proactive with the product
  • Help improve our products and services by contributing ideas regularly

Qualifications:

  • Verbal and written fluency in Chinese
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in art history, fine art, or arts administration
  • Proficient knowledge of the PC platform, Microsoft Office, and Excel
  • Ability to multi-task and self-motivate
  • Professional email and phone etiquette
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Writing, copy editing, and proof-reading skills
  • Organized with a strong attention to detail
  • Team-focused and able to work in a fast-paced environment

Working at artnet: 

In addition to working at an innovative organization, artnet offers its staff a stimulating, diverse, and team-based work environment. Benefits include competitive compensation, medical, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) savings plan with company match, pre-tax health and transit saving options, and flexible vacation and paid time-off policies.

How to Apply:

If you have the right combination of skills and experience, please apply with your cover letter and resume to careers-pdb@artnet.com. Join us, and let’s work together to create innovative ways for people to experience visual culture today.

Please note that applicants must have legal permission to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship is not available at this time. 

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