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Specialist, Art

Job details

9 Jul 2021
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Visual Arts


Webb’s, is New Zealand’s largest NZ auction house, specialising in Art, Decorative Arts, Asian Arts, Jewellery, Fine and Rare Wines and Luxury Cars.

As our organisation continues its substantial growth, we have exciting opportunity to join our Art team in the capacity of Specialist, Art.

The role:

Reporting to the Manager, Art, we are seeking an experienced Art professional with a working knowledge of NZ Art. The successful candidate will be a pragmatic, self-motivated individual with sound organisational skills who will take initiative in this dynamic, fast paced environment. This role will require the ability to think on your feet, wear multiple hats and most importantly, work under pressure.

Expectations of the successful candidate will include assisting the wider team with preparation of proposals for potential vendors, cataloguing collections, assisting the marketing team to promote each auction, researching artworks and liaising with clients.

A professional attitude with the ability to meet deadlines and to prioritise work is a key focus. In addition, proven ability to produce exceptional written material with an attention to detail is essential.  

Applicants must have a comprehensive understanding of New Zealand Art, galleries and institutions.

Essential Criteria 

  • A minimum of 3+ years Art experience
  • Fine Art and/or Art History related degree
  • Expert demonstrated knowledge of NZ Art 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively 
  • Highly organised and able to work under pressure
  • Copywriting and the ability to write critically on artworks/collectable pieces 
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign 
  • Exceptional personal presentation
  • Flexibility to work extra hours including late nights and weekends alongside some travel


You must have Legal right to work and live in NZ (you must hold a minimum of NZ Residency).

To submit your application please email your current resume and cover letter, outlining the what makes you the ideal candidate for this role, to:

How to apply

Please submit your covering letter and resume to:

Maree Judd

M Judd Consulting Ltd 

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23 Jun 2021