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Specialist, Decorative Arts

Job details

24 Sep 2021
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Culture & Heritage


Webb’s has become an iconic NZ success story and the countries’ largest auction house.  Offering the full spectrum of collectable assets including Art, Decorative Arts, Asian Arts, Jewellery, Fine and Rare Wines and Luxury Cars, our business is fast becoming the top of its game nationally.

Our team – The expertise and knowledge held by our team is extensive.  Our dedicated and passionate team enable us to cover the full breadth of the collectable asset categories we represent and is unrivalled in New Zealand. 

With success comes a new opportunity to join our growing Decorative Arts team.

What are we looking for?

Reporting to the Head of Decorative Arts, ideally, you will have an understanding across a variety of decorative art, in particular, Mid-century modern design, Maori and Oceanic artifacts, furniture, silver, clocks, rugs and ceramics

You will be a pragmatic, self-motivated individual with sound organisational skills who will take initiative in this dynamic environment and wants to extend your current skill base within Decorative Arts.

Expectations of the role responsibilities will include full preparation of Decorative Arts Auctions, written proposals for potential vendors, cataloguing collections and assisting with print and online publications.

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 and International Art History and collectables.

Essential Criteria

  • Auction industry experience highly desirable
  • Expert demonstrated knowledge of international decorative arts and collectables as specified above
  • Computer savvy
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbal and written
  • Highly organised and able to work under pressure
  • Excellent project management skills together with superior marketing acumen
  • Copywriting and the ability to write on artworks/collectable pieces
  • Exceptional personal presentation

Due to the nature of our business, this role may require some weekend work therefore flexibility is required.

You must have Legal right to work and live in NZ.

How to apply

Please send a covering letter and your CV to:

Maree Judd, M Judd Consulting Ltd   E: 

You must have Legal right to work and live in NZ.

Written by

Joy - Operations, The Big Idea

6 Sep 2021