Project Manager, Classical Chinese Paintings

  • Sotheby's
  • $34,420.00 - 53,620.00 / Year *
  • 21 Warren St, New York, NY 10007
  • Full-Time



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Overview

You will work in close partnership the Head of Sale and the Business Director, with a specific focus on managing departmental projects in New York and ensuring close communications within the Asia Division.

Marketing, Sweeps, Catalogue Production and Client Development will be particular areas of responsibility.

Responsibilities

* Support two various owner Classical Chinese Paintings sales per year held in Spring and Fall in New York, and single owner sales as appropriate
* Manage and coordinate with internal Marketing, Press and Editorial departments for all sale related content, advertising and publicity
* Act as the department link for all \"Single Owner, multi-department\" sales
* Participate in proposal strategy meetings and coordinate production with proposals and design departments; utilize and update departmental templates for single lot, single owner sequences and single owner sale proposals
* Act as point of contact for catalogue production process, taking specific responsibility for page count adherence, deadline timeline planning and design of custom layouts
* Provide basic cataloguing for Chinese Paintings portion of Saturday at Sotheby's multi-departmental sale; act as departmental liaison for sale working closely with Head of Sale.
* Assist specialists with photography, color proofing and exhibition set up


* Manage department translation and research consultants, undertake Chinese language translation work for the department as needed
* Assist specialists with all Trusts and Estates and Valuations department inquiries
* Assist specialists with client visits and appraisals, including follow up and research as required
* Working closely with Head of Sale and Client Development, develop and manage client strategy for museum, dealer, and private clients; organize and manage budget for relevant client visits, regional visits and appraisal days
* Working closely with Head of Sale, initiate and manage all business-getting and sale related marketing
* Attend weekly department staff meetings, object meetings and other meetings as required
* Assist specialists with client enquiries by answering phone and responding to emails
* Assist clients during the exhibition and follow up with buyers, begin to identify, build and maintain key client relationships (dealers, private collectors, museums)
* Act as relationship manager assistant to Head of Sale
* Handle ad-hoc projects as requested by management

Qualifications

* Bachelor's Degree with minimum of 3 years work experience in office environment
* Fluency in English and Mandarin required; Cantonese fluency preferred
* Fluency in written Chinese required
* Interest in Chinese Paintings or Chinese Art helpful
* Highly-organized and detail oriented
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Graphic Design experience preferred or knowledge of Adobe software, including Photoshop and InDesign
* Ability to multi-task and prioritize while working under pressure
* Ability to exercise judgment and discretion with top-tier clients
* Excellent interpersonal skills with both internal and external clients
* Team player with positive attitude and able to establish close working relationships with support departments and administrative colleagues
* Able to work independently as well on projects
* Willing to work long hours during peak seasons and exhibitions weekends


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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.