Currently accepting resumes for the position of:

AUCTION CATALOGER / PHOTOGRAPHER

 

McLaren Auction Services is seeking an enthusiastic, detail oriented Antique Inventory Cataloger and Photographer with a love of antiques who will be responsible for cataloging, capturing, and editing compelling and accurate representations of auction items.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Research and write catalog descriptions for various types of auction inventory including but not limited to: fine art, furniture, vintage & antique jewelry, oriental rugs, glassware, china, collectibles, etc.in an appealing and accurate manner

  • Stage and capture professional images of each auction lot to create a compelling representation of the merchandise

  • Edit images and select the highest quality shots to ensure true representation of sale items – as needed

  • Collaborate with internal teams to find missing items and/or correct inaccuracies such as catalog descriptions

  • Assist in communications with clients regarding the drop off or pick up of property. Responsible for following contract and consignment procedures when receiving client property

  • Understand, maintain and utilize the internal inventory system

  • Physically unpack property, tag property utilizing the internal inventory system, safely move property and properly store property.

  • Preview staff assistance: assist potential buyers during auction previews, as needed.

  • Auction staff assistance: assist potential buyers at live auction events held every three weeks on Thursday nights with occasional weekend auctions

  • Ensure the safe delivery of property to both buyers and consignors.

  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

YOUR CREDENTIALS

REQUIRED

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Fluent in English

  • Knowledge of and proficient experience using digital cameras, product photography experience a plus

  • Experience and proficiency with digital photography software

  • Drive! This business is fast-paced and challenging. A self-starter is a must who can work independently while maintaining a team-player mentality and utilizing the vast expertise around you as appropriate.

  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to handle high-value property responsibly and respectfully

  • Passion for customer service and the desire to foster strong customer relations

  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite including Outlook, Word, and Excel

  • Requires physical work; lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling, reaching and grasping required of objects over 50 pounds.

  • Standing and walking for 6+ hours each day.

  • Walking on uneven surfaces, crouching, kneeling or crawling, grasping, squeezing and fine manipulation.

  • Flexibility: availability to work some nights, weekends and holidays

  • A sense of humor!

 

PREFERRED

  • Knowledge and passion of various forms of antiques, fine art, collectibles, etc.

  • Customer service experience

  • Previous warehouse experience

  • Previous experience with inventory processing

  • Knowledge and proficiency in Auction Flex, an auction management software

  • Product photography experience

To submit your cover letter and resume, please email directly to Shannon@mclarenauction.com

(503) 678-2441

info@mclarenauction.com

21507 Highway 99E NE • PO Box 82

Aurora, OR 97002

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