Careers

 

Work at Dawsons

 

Who will you be working for?

Dawsons are leading, international Fine Art & Antiques auctioneers and valuers. Established in 2016 by sector experts; we hold up to four specialist live online auctions a month selling art, antiques, jewellery, watches, Asian art, wine, motor vehicles and collectors’ items to a global client base.

 To apply for a role, please send your CV and covering letter to: Aubrey Dawson aubrey@dawsonsauctions.co.uk

 


 

 

Cataloguer & Valuer

Dawsons is recruiting for a general cataloguer and valuer with a broad knowledge and at least three years experience to work in our Maidenhead saleroom.

This is a varied and busy role in a fine art auction house. Candidates should be familiar with furniture, paintings, ceramics, silver and collectables. Excellent customer service & communication skills, and a high level of attention to detail is essential.

They will assist in the production of the catalogue at every stage, including cataloguing, valuations, booking in items, and general office duties. The successful candidate will also be expected to visit clients to carry out valuations for sale and inheritance tax.

Applicants will be fully computer literate and have excellent spoken and written English.

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, please send your CV and covering email to: Aubrey Dawson 

aubrey@DawsonsAuctions.co.uk or contact 07939 133427

Salary commensurate with experience plus incentives.

 

 

Jewellery Specialist - Berkshire

Dawsons is looking for a Jewellery Specialist to work in our Maidenhead saleroom. With a primary focus on operations, and the day-to-day running of the jewellery department, you will also be responsible for driving and building the jewellery department by engaging with new and existing clients to buy and sell jewellery at Dawsons. This is a full-time position and would suit a highly-motivated individual who has extensive industry experience. Reporting directly to the Managing Director, this role will offer the candidate an exciting opportunity to be part of a leading auction house and develop their career in a forward-thinking and innovative workplace.

 

What you'll be doing

  • Consigning jewellery, silver and watches for sale
  • Business getting across a wide range of client profiles
  • Develop new business relationships and identify business opportunities
  • Working alongside and in coordination with other specialists in the jewellery department
  • Working alongside the marketing and advertising departments to produce new marketing campaigns
  • Responding to client enquiries and jewellery valuation requests
  • Research and identity market trends and customer’s buying and selling habits to better influence our business development decisions
  • Assisting with organising and promoting valuation events
  • Direct marketing to promote specific items to selected individuals
  • Establish contact and build relationships with private collectors and trade buyers to encourage new business, either as buyers or sellers
  • Propose new ideas for enhancing department performance
  • Cataloguing consignments and coordinating with colleagues and other valuers.
  • Working with colleagues to determine condition, provenance, value, and saleability.
  • Provide potential buyers with condition reports and information on upcoming lots
  • Assist on sale days with telephone bidding as required
  • Participate in post-sale analysis of auction performance
  • Use of CRM software

 

What is in it for you?

A competitive salary and the opportunity to create a niche for yourself within a fast-growing organisation, with a view to progressing to become a senior jewellery specialist. We have a positive team ethic that also rewards individual effort. We want to be the best and employ the best.

 

Your experience and required skills

  • FGA or equivalent jewellery qualification, with multiple years of experience in the auction industry
  • Degree educated or equivalent experience
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • An entrepreneurial mindset, adaptable and outgoing
  • Able to work to tight deadlines and under pressure.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Flexibility and the ability to be a team player.
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Highly self-motivated, with an exceptional attention to detail
  • Fully computer literate

  

Salary: £30,000-£40,000 per year dependant on experience

 


 

 To apply for a role, please send your CV and covering letter to: Aubrey Dawson aubrey@dawsonsauctions.co.uk