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E-commerce/Auction Intern

Administrative | New York, NY | Internship

Job Description

LiveAuctioneers is the leading marketplace for fine art, collectibles, furniture, and jewelry. Our catalogs include everything from Picasso paintings to Michael Jackson’s moonwalking shoes. LiveAuctioneers has facilitated over $29 billion of bids by connecting over one million of the world’s most knowledgeable collectors with 4,000 passionate sellers of one-of-a-kind items.


The LiveAuctioneers management team has started and/or grown market-leading companies like Amazon, Seamless / Grubhub, 1stdibs, SinglePlatform and IBM.  The company’s most recent investment was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, early investors in hugely innovative companies like LinkedIn, Yelp, Skype, and Pinterest.


Jasper52 is a division of LiveAuctioneers. Jasper52 partners with auction houses and antique dealers to organize, categorize, and professionally market expertly-vetted merchandise and provides a trusted platform for even novice collectors to find and buy authentic and accurately described collectibles.



Job Description


We are seeking an entrepreneurial, self-driven intern to join our Jasper52 team. The role will entail liaising with our sellers, our expert network, and our internal team to build 30+ auction catalogs each week. You will be interacting with dozens of clients over the phone and email and reviewing thousands of lots offered each week. Organization and a friendly demeanor will be critical to the success of this role.


Who We Want:


+ You are well-articulated via email and phone


+ You can adapt to dynamic and fast-paced environments


+ You have great time management skills and always meet deadlines


+ You have a passion for the arts and are fascinated by the art market. You have object-based art knowledge, either through formal schooling/training, or through personal interest or collecting.


+ You love challenges and you find ways to work around them in creative ways


Job Requirements:


+ BA/BS Degree


+ Knowledge of valuation methods for art and antiques and/or experience cataloging art and antiques for sale


+ You have used Excel/Google sheets. If you know some HTML, even better.