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Intern - Museum Services

Company: Christie's
Location: New York
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

The Company

Christie's, the world's largest Art Business, is an incredibly exciting and enriching place to start or continue your career. Whether you work within one of our Specialist Art Departments or in our more Operational-focused teams, we are all working together with one common goal in mind: to continue the success of this 250-year-old company, steeped in history, bringing constant innovation whilst not forgetting our age old values: Passionate Expertise, Exceptional Client Service, Teamwork, Integrity, Business Judgement and Innovation. Colleagues across all departments are truly passionate about what they do and it is constantly inspiring to work with industry leaders across all segments of the business.

The Role

Christie's is delighted to broaden our search for fresh, diverse and skilled talent to participate in our offerings. In an effort to cultivate new talent and nurture long-standing relationships, whilst also putting steam behind our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion efforts, we are actively seeking students who bring a variety of unique perspectives and backgrounds to Christie's to participate in our newly imagined Christie's Internship Program. This internship program will run from Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - Friday, June 9, 2023. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) paid opportunity for students who have recently graduated (within two years of either undergrad or a graduate program).

Christie's has been a leader in working with museums and non-profit institutions for over three decades. We were the first auction house to create a Museum Services department dedicated to serving these organizations' unique needs. Our experienced team partners with institutions large and small, including historical societies, libraries, universities and art museums-both encyclopedic and niche in scope. We handle projects of every size and subject matter, from single objects to large collections, from antiquities to historical manuscripts, from decorative arts to contemporary art.

We have been honored to play a role in helping institutions shape their collections through acquisitions and are proud to partner with them to achieve exceptional results for their works offered at auction or through private sales. We are also committed to working with our institutional clients to cultivate their patrons through educational events and programming.

For more information, please visit: www.christies.com/museums.

Please note, we will not be accepting students who are still attending an undergraduate university; you must have already graduated.

Specific duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

* General department administrative tasks as assigned by line manager
* Compile and organize primary data to prepare financial reports of museum buyers and sellers, in order to assess and analyze market share
* Continually update the department's list of museum memberships and exhibitions
* Continually update Christie's record of museum personnel
* Assist with appraisal and proposal preparation
* Assist with projects as they arise, which may include a varying number of responsibilities

The Candidate

We are looking for hard-working, energetic, and intellectually curious self-starters who can thrive in a high pressure environment. Our most successful interns are those who truly embrace the experience and are not afraid to take every opportunity that is presented to them. They ask questions and are keen to learn about the entire auction process.

* Passion for the arts with a background or interest in museums
* Strategic and commercially minded
* Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, including proficiency in Excel
* Additional language skills are desirable, however not mandatory
* Superior client service skills and professional demeanor
* Strong follow-up and attention to detail
* Ability to work independently, with little supervision
* Meticulous attention to detail and pride in one's work
* All candidates must be available for the entirety of the internship

International Candidates

International individuals may apply for a U.S. internship as long as they have the necessary visa status. Christie's does not sponsor visas for any candidate for our internship program.

Eligibility

All candidates must have appropriate work authorization (OPT complete), as Christie's does not sponsor visas for entry level positions. Selected international students must be in possession of the following documents prior to their start date. Kindly note that your visa must cover the entire length of the internship, an offer may not go out if it only covers a portion of the program.

1. Foreign passport

2. I-94 Form

3. Visa

4. Employment Authorization Card

5. I-20 Form confirming their OPT

6. Social Security Card

* Christie's, Inc. is committed to principles of equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, Christie's Inc. ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants, regardless of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability status for service in the United States Armed Forces.#06022021

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