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Graduate Training Programme - USA (NY)

Overall Purpose of the Programme:
The Graduate Trainee programme aims to produce fully rounded professionals with a holistic understanding of the Christie’s business model. The programme will give exposure to the workings of both the art specialist and ‘enabling’ departments by way of assigned rotations. As such tasks will vary hugely; from meeting and greeting clients, through to deal structuring, via object research. 
 
Key Responsibilities/Tasks: 
(Duties are indicative of your exposure during rotations and are not limited to the following)
 
Clients
  • Provide exceptional client service at every touchpoint
  • Greet/visit clients on-site and off-site to support appraisal, consignment and sale efforts
  • Participate in Telephone Bidding with clients during an auction as required
  • Assist clients in galleries during preview weekend and sale week
Objects
  • Research property for bibliography, provenance and exhibition history using libraries, online databases, the internet, and outside experts (such as curators, dealers, publishers, etc.).
  • Catalogue property for public and private sales
  • Prepare condition reports
Competencies and Behaviours:
  • Collaborative working; build a strong cross departmental network across the business
  • Commercial savvy; demonstrate a strong grasp of the commercial aspects of an art deal
  • Digital innovation; present new ideas about digital innovations
  • Client service; demonstrate exceptional client management skills
  • The Christie’s values; ‘live and breathe’ the Christie’s values
Project Work:
  • Work with your team to deliver the extracurricular project assigned to you
Key Skills/Qualifications Required:
  • A minimum 2:1/Merit/3.33 GPA degree in a business or arts related subject gained within the last two years
  • A passion for the arts 
  • Commercial acumen
  • Enthusiasm and dedication
  • 'Client focus’ and strong interpersonal qualities
  • Team spirited
  • Excellent communication skills  (Fluency in English is a MUST)
  • Proficiency in at least one other language is highly desirable
  • Natural IT/systems aptitude
  • Strong passion for digital innovation 
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