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Auction Porter - Manders Auction House

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13th June 2022

Employer description

Mander Auctioneers is a Suffolk based auction house specialising in fine art, jewellery, furniture, glass and ceramics. Mander Auctioneers was established in the 1970s, previously trading in Clare as Dyson and Son.  With twenty-five years of experience as a valuer in both local and international auction houses, auctioneer James Mander took over the business

We are looking for a porter to join our small team at the auction centre.

Main description

Auction House Porter – part time, to include auction Fridays and Saturdays

Main duties:

  • Keeping the auction rooms tidy and clean - Includes tidying away boxes and packaging, sweeping, and hoovering
  • Assisting with setting out the saleroom- Includes moving furniture and heavy items e.g. wardrobes and garden statuary
  • Organising and displaying items in the saleroom in an organised, safe and attractive fashion in preparation for busy viewing days
  • Assisting clients with booking in items for the auction - Includes reception duties, helping clients bring items into the saleroom from their vehicles, listing items on a receipt and issuing stock numbers
  • Maintaining customer and stock database - Ensuring that all items are accounted for and have a stock number
  • Assisting with typing receipts into the auction database software
  • Photographing auction items and processing images for website
  • Assisting on busy auction days, Processing live internet bidding and telephone bidding on auction days, acting as security on viewing days and assisting customers, Helping clients with the collection of their items on auction days
  • Assisting with the collection/delivery of furniture to client’s homes

Personal qualities:

The candidate must be able to handle heavy items of furniture in a safe manner
Good interpersonal skills are essential – we are looking for somebody polite, friendly, and discreet
A team player with a flexible attitude, not afraid to get their hands dirty!

Skills required:

Good IT and basic photography skills - Excellent customer service skills - Excellent attention to detail
No auction experience or knowledge of antiques necessary
Hours to be agreed but will include auction Fridays and Saturday

They will have a flexible attitude and be a team player.

Training will be given.

See our website for full job description.

How to apply

Please apply in writing with CV to info@manderauctions.co.uk

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 08/07/2022

Salary

Minimum wage

Location

This job is located in Sudbury, Suffolk

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