Sworders Auctioneers
Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex

We are looking for an enthusiastic assistant valuer to join our 20th Century Design Department. The position is full time, based at our Stansted Mountfichet Auction Rooms. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, quick to learn and have a love of all aspects of 20th Century Design.

The applicant will ideally have knowledge of ceramics, works of art and furniture and an ability to value and catalogue items including Arts and Crafts, Art Deco and Modern Design. Character is more important than experience and we would be pleased to hear from bright graduates who can demonstrate a real passion for the industry and an ability to develop quickly.

The role will include

  • Cataloguing and preparing condition reports of lots for sale

  • Organising lots, assisting with our photography team and moving lots, assisting with social media campaigns within the department

  • You will be comfortable talking knowledgeably to clients, and able to handle client relationships throughout the sale process.

  • You will arrange collection of customer items, cataloguing and after sale follow up

  • You may already have relationship contacts that provide referrals and generate items for sale

  • You will be expected to build relationships with industry dealers and collectors

  • The role will also assist organisation and cataloguing of our annual Out of the Ordinary Sale

  • You should be confident, professional and courteous in dealing with the public with a passion to join and grow our exciting business

  • You will be expected to build strong working relationships with the team across our offices

    You must have attention to detail

    And you must be a good team worker and be able to work individually

You will be reporting to John Black, Director and Head of Sworders’ 20th Century Design Department

Dependent upon experience

How to apply:

If you are enthusiastic and are looking to establish yourself in an exciting role please send your CV with a brief covering letter outlining why you are perfect for Sworders to Jane Watkins –