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Specialist, Art - New Wellington Premises

Job details

20 May 2022
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Culture & Heritage, 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, with our newly opened Wellington premises featuring a state of the art gallery space, the opportunity has arisen to join our team in the position of Specialist, Art. This newly created role will suit an experienced Art professional with a demonstrated working knowledge of NZ Art, Galleries, and institutions.

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 attention to detail is essential. 

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).



How to apply

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

Maree Judd

M Judd Consulting



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6 May 2022