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Appraisals Coordinator, Trusts & Estates, Bonhams (Los Angeles, CA)

Job Summary

Our Los Angeles based Trusts & Estates department is seeking an organized and resourceful Appraisals Coordinator for immediate hire.

Under the direction of our Vice President, T&E, this hire will play a key role in connecting our clients and staff to the T&E department by providing administrative support during the appraisal process, tracking invoices and communication, and helping streamline processes to maximize efficiency. This is an excellent opportunity for a responsible candidate who is interested in learning more about a global auction house and business.

Job Requirements and Responsibilities

  • Initial point of contact for incoming calls and inquiries regarding our appraisal services and general Bonhams auction offerings
  • Provide clients with detailed information regarding our appraisal and consignment services and fees
  • Work closely with our Specialists to accurately enter and update appraisal information using our in-house database
  • Proof, edit and ensure appraisals are in compliance with company standards and requirements
  • Put together and send appraisal documents ahead of client meetings and presentations
  • Actively track and maintain all materials and documents through the entire appraisal process
  • Maintain central appraisal work files with all relevant and required information
  • Process and send appraisal invoices to client and follow-up when necessary
  • Maintain reports on appraisal statistics
  • Report all customer and client comments; communicate issues and resolution steps
  • Develop recommendations to streamline work processes, enhance services, and maximize profitability
  • Be available to occasionally telephone bid during our auctions
  • Additional tasks and responsibilities may be assigned as needed by the VP and team members

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • One to two years continuous experience in a similar position
  • Have excellent time management and multitasking skills while working on multiple projects
  • Be extremely well organized and able to work independently, as well as with staff at all levels
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both in-person and over the phone
  • Be courteous and exercise utmost discretion when working with confidential information
  • An interest in and understanding of fine art and auction business is helpful
  • Be proficient in Outlook platforms

To Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter in PDF format to recruitment.us@bonhams.com.

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