Career Opportunities

Heffel is the fastest growing fine art auction house in Canada, with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Heffel offers challenging careers to individuals ready to work in a dynamic, arts-oriented environment. Professionalism, enthusiasm for works of art and the flexibility to work as part of a national team are qualities that top the list of our requirements.

Resumes and inquiries are welcomed from those who have experience in the art industry or who have studied fine art, with a particular emphasis on Canadian art.

We also have employment opportunities for energetic individuals who have experience in a related business environment. Staff training is provided in various aspects of our business including sales and customer service, research and data entry, framing and installation, packing and shipping.

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Client Services & Administration, Montreal Office

Montreal

careers@heffel.com

POSITION SUMMARY:
Reporting to Middle and Senior Management, Heffel Fine Art Auction House is looking to fill an administrator position in the Montreal office. The applicant should be available to work Saturdays. This position will represent Heffel to the general public and will ensure outstanding client service is delivered in a timely and efficient manner. This is an integral role to the organization as this position serves as the first point of contact with clientele, and acts as the liaison between clients and members of the Heffel team.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
• Greeting clients and visitors to the gallery
• Providing excellent customer service to clients
• Assisting with retail services in the gallery
• Ability to respond to clients and public enquiries in person, by phone, and by email
• Various administrative office duties and data inputting
• Assist with post-auction services including payment processing and logistics
• Providing administrative assistance to all departments
• Assisting clients with subscriptions services
• Assisting with management of storage inventories
• Maintain files, assist with mailings
• Assist with ordering of office supplies

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
• Bilingual in English and French (spoken and written)
• Bachelor degree in Art History and/or Business and/or Marketing, or related fields, preferred
• Previous experience in administration, work experience in a gallery environment, retail experience or auction experience considered an asset
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• High level of accuracy, organization, and attention to detail
• Excellent time management skills, and ability to prioritize tasks
• Ability to work as part of a team or individually in a fast-paced environment
• Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Outlook
• Experience with Adobe products, and image formatting an asset
• Must be passionate about the arts and culture

WHAT KIND OF BENEFITS DOES HEFFEL OFFER:
Along with the enjoyment of seeing some of Canada’s greatest works of art up close, employees of Heffel have access to an attractive range of benefits and services after one year of full time employment:
• Life insurance
• Subsidized medical healthcare
• Subsidized dental membership
• Subsidized travel insurance

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@heffel.com. We thank all who express interest in this position - please note only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Senior Fine Art Specialist, Toronto Office

Toronto

careers@heffel.com

POSITION SUMMARY:
Reporting to Senior Management, the Senior Fine Art Specialist will cultivate and develop relationships with clients, secure consignments for upcoming sales, provide valuations of artwork, contribute to the Fine Canadian and Canadian Post War & Contemporary catalogue and assist with further developing Heffel’s business strategy.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Generate business opportunities in association with senior management.
• Liaise with regional offices and internal team members to develop and procure potential consignments.
• Ensure internal systems are in place and being followed.
• Working with offices across the country, ensuring that top down infrastructure is continually in place and coordinated with each office.
• Work with existing senior employees on budgets, sale goals and infrastructure details.
• Mentor, train and develop junior team members.
• Assist with marketing strategy.
• Research property for sale, evaluate, catalogue, produce condition reports.
• Conduct on-site and off-site valuations.
• Provide clients with verbal and written appraisals of artwork.
• Assist with catalogue production, including essay writing, layout, text editing.
• Assist with organization of preview and sale events.
• Offer professional advice and assistance to clients during day-to-day business activities.


QUALIFICATIONS:
• Post-secondary degree in Art History or a related field.
• At least five years experience in a related field and 3 years as a Fine Art Specialist.
• MBA, business degree or finance background is an asset.

SKILLS:
• The candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• A proven track record in developing client relationships and generating business.
• A fast learner with an entrepreneurial spirit.
• A team player, with strong organizational skills, and ability to work on tight deadlines.
• Ability to work efficiently with goal of delivering high quality service to clients and colleagues.
• Ability to manage people and processes.
• High level of accuracy is mandatory. Possess an understanding of current trends in the Canadian Art Market.
• Must exercise sound judgment and represent Heffel professionally to clients.
• Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.
• Fluency in French and/or Mandarin an asset.

What kind of benefits does Heffel offer?
Along with the enjoyment of seeing some of Canada’s greatest works of art up close, employees of Heffel have access to an attractive range of benefits and services after one year of full time employment:
• Life insurance
• Subsidized medical healthcare
• Subsidized dental membership
• Subsidized travel insurance

Please submit your resume in electronic format as Word or PDF document.