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Administrator, Art

Job details

29 Oct 2021
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin


Webb’s is New Zealand’s premier multi-department auction house. Our team of specialists offer industry leading service and expertise in Fine Art, Chinese and Asian Art, Collectors’ Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia, International Decorative Arts, Jewels, Watches & Luxury Accessories, Fine & Rare Wines and Whiskies. We are committed to promoting outstanding collectibles and achieving excellent results at auction.

 Established in 1976, Webb’s has a long and rich history. Founder Peter Webb was a pioneering entrepreneur, establishing and defining markets in art, antiques and collectables. This powerful legacy motivates us to be the best, most innovative, and most trusted auction house in Aotearoa today.

Our team are dedicated, passionate, and fully committed to achieving outstanding results across the business. Raising the bar at every step is our modus operandi.

This approach continues to bring success and growth, and with an increasingly busy schedule of auctions, the opportunity has arisen to add an additional Administrator, Art to support our team of Specialists.  This newly created role will suit 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 Art team with preparation of proposals for potential vendors, cataloguing collections, liaising with clients, managing shipping / dispatching of items and running online Art sales.

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 attention to detail is essential. 

Applicants must have a comprehensive understanding of New Zealand Art

Essential Criteria

  • Experience within the art sector.
  • Fine Art and/or Art History related degree.
  • 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 is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign are beneficial.
  • 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).

How to apply

To submit your application for this role, please email your current resume and covering letter to:

Applications close: Friday 29 October 2021


Maree Judd

M Judd Consulting


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11 Oct 2021