Property Specialist/Art Handler
Potter & Potter Auctions
Potter & Potter, a Chicago-based auction house, is seeking a part-time Property Specialist to assist in the management of merchandise in its warehouses and gallery. The company sells antiques and collectibles in a wide range of fields at public auction, including books, posters, autographs, photographs, toys, and associated items. The candidate will manage the packing and shipping of merchandise for delivery to clients, assist in the arrangement of objects in the gallery for display, and the management of warehouse space and individual consignments.
Primary responsibilities include:
-Pull and pack orders with care and ship to customers upon conclusion of each auction. Objects include – but are not limited to – books, framed artwork, slot machines, vintage posters, glassware and pottery, and other miscellaneous objects, many of which are fragile, made of glass, or oversize.
-Arranging objects in the gallery for display and in lot-order to make them easy to locate both on and after auctions. Tasks include hanging posters, filling and emptying display cases, and tagging merchandise with labels.
-Maintaining a well-organized warehouse, retail merchandise shelving, and gallery floor. Sorting and shelving merchandise by consignor (including tracking items upon receipt of same; occasionally this is a truckload or more of material) and making clear what property belongs to each consignor.
Other responsibilities will include, but shall not be limited to:
-Assist bidders and auction staff on auction day
-Assist photographer and staff with preparing lots for imaging
Hours, Salary, etc.
The position is part time time, two or three days per week. We are somewhat flexibile with scheduling. Work days lasts from 9am to 5pm. The position is paid at an hourly rate of $12 - $15/hr, commensurate with experience.