Tuesday, 13 December 2011

JOB: Russian art expert & bilingual interns sought for London auction house

MacDougall's is a rapidly expanding firm, with competitive pay and a generous bonus scheme. MacDougall Auctions is the only fine art auction house to specialise exclusively in Russian art. Sales take place twice a year during London's Russian week, in June and November/December. It was the first international auction house with a representative in Moscow and is still the only one with a representative in Kiev.

In 2010, MacDougall's Russian art sales generated more than 25 million GBP. Highlights included an early masterpiece by Ivan Shishkin, sold for more than 1.8 million GBP. MacDougall's continues to make exciting sales in 2011, such as Boris Kustodiev's Portrait of Irina Kustodieva, sold for more than 1.8 million GBP.

Since its inaugural auction in 2004, MacDougall's has become one the three main international auction houses holding specialised Russian art sales. We regularly handle masterpieces by the most significant and sought-after Russian artists, including Boris Kustodiev, Ivan Shishkin, Nicholas Roerich, Ilya Repin and Ivan Aivazovsky, among many others.

Working with leading Russian art experts, MacDougall's offers its clients the best advice possible. We hold regular exhibitions in Moscow and Kiev, nurturing close relationships with collectors of Russian art. Current opportunities include:

Russian Art Expert 
Expert in 19th and 20th Century or Contemporary Russian Art. Fluent Russian, good English. French an advantage. Knowledge of current market prices.

Russian Speaking Auction Administrator 
Requires knowledge of auction accounting or art shipping procedures, plus fluent Russian and English and strong Excel and other computer skills.

Bilingual Interns 
Paid temporary and permanent positions available for university students and graduates with fluent Russian and English and with an interest in art. UK working rights and Excel and Word skills required. 

For all positions please send e-mail with CV to: personnel@macdougallauction.com

Please list 'Russian Art and Culture' as the jobsite when applying for these roles.

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