Christie’s Spring 2019 Internship

Job details:
Expiring Date: 22 February 2019
Date: 11 February 2019
Sector: Visual Arts
Function: Business/Sales, Administration, Research and Development
Contract: Internship
Salary: To be defined
Place of work: United States (New York)

Job Description

Christie’s Spring 2019 Internship

Christie's is currently accepting applications for our paid Internship program that will expose individuals to the art world and auction industry through hands-on experience during the first half of the year. Depending on where the company and department are in their sale cycles, a persons’ tasks may include the following: administrative, research, cataloguing, assisting with sales, writing provenance documents, and other assigned projects.

This is a paid program, which will require all chosen participants to undergo a verification process. Christie’s will also not reimburse travel, housing, or other expenses.

Placements are available in Specialist departments & select Business Support departments.

 Spring Internship Dates: Start Date- May 24th 2019*

Successful Christie’s applicants are not necessarily art history majors but have a passion for art and a strong desire to learn about the auction business. For certain departments, proficiency in another language, such as German, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish, is highly desired.

General length for this program is roughly 18 weeks. 

 All positions require a commitment of approximately 35-40 hours per week during the Winter and Spring months.

Please be mindful of your schedule and/or course load before applying for an internship.

*Note: Candidates may make special arrangements with their department for any schedule adjustments.

Successful applicants are placed in positions according to their background and areas of. Candidates may request specific departments through our online application and should be mentioned in their cover letters. These requests are taken into account but are not guaranteed.

In addition to working in assigned departments, accepted individuals will also be required to attend orientation, auctions, and additional planned events throughout the semester.

International Candidates:
International individuals may apply for a U.S. internship as long as they have the necessary visa status.  Christie’s does not sponsor visas for any candidate for our internship program

• All candidates must have appropriate work authorization (CPT/OPT complete), as Christie’s does not sponsor visas for entry level positions. Selected international students must be in possession of the following documents prior to their start date.

For students covered under CPT:

Foreign passport I-94 Form Visa I-20 Form Social Security Card

For students covered under OPT:

Foreign passport I-94 Form Visa Employment Authorization Card I-20 Form confirming their OPT Social Security Card

• Candidates must be undergraduate students, master’s students, or within one year of graduation from University, either undergraduate or masters.
• All candidates should be available for the entirety of the internship and should prepare for their schedules for the time and workload commitment  
• All accepted individuals must complete verification screenings.
• All applicants must apply online through and complete the application titled “Spring 2019 Internship”

Skills and Requirements:
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior written and spoken communication
• Strong follow-up skills with attention to detail
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) 
• Ability to learn Christie’s systems 
• Highly collaborative nature
• Ability to handle a fast-paced environment
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize
• Superior client service skills
• Experience with Research Libraries

Closing Date: Friday, February 22nd

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