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Administrator, Asian Art

Job details

14 Oct 2022
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Culture & Heritage, Management & Admin


Webb’s is New Zealand’s premier multi-department auction house. Our team of specialists offer industry leading service and expertise in Fine Art, Collectors’ Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia, Decorative Arts, Jewels, Watches & Luxury Accessories, Fine & Rare Wines and Whiskies and Asian Art. We are committed to promoting outstanding collectibles and achieving excellent results at auction.

 Established in 1976, Webb’s has a long and rich history. Founder Peter Webb was a pioneering entrepreneur, establishing and defining markets in art, antiques and collectibles. This powerful legacy motivates us to be the best, most innovative, and most trusted auction house in Aotearoa today.

Our team are dedicated, passionate, and fully committed to achieving outstanding results across the business. Raising the bar at every step is our modus operandi.

This approach continues to bring success and growth. An opportunity has arisen for an excellent candidate to join us in the capacity of Administration Assistant within our Asian Art team.

The successful candidate will be a pragmatic, self-motivated go-getter with sound organisational skills who will take initiative in this dynamic, fast paced environment. This role will require the ability to think on your feet, wear multiple hats and most importantly, work under pressure.

Expectations of this role will include assisting the team with day-to-day administrative tasks such as managing contracts, liaising with clients, data entry, cataloguing, managing shipping / dispatch of goods and in addition to other areas of the business as required.

A professional attitude with the ability to meet deadlines and to prioritise work flow is a key focus.

In addition, it is vital the successful candidate is able to communicate professionally with clients and colleagues regarding all aspects of this department in both fluent English and also Mandarin.

The Role:

  • Assisting with general administration support to the team
  • Working with the Asian Art and Decorative Art teams to co-ordinate all documentation in preparation of auctions
  • Assisting with Auction / venue set-up
  • Assisting teams with the bidding process, registering bidders and bids as required

The fundamental success of this role will be the smooth administrative processes relating to client, specialist and consultant communications in addition the ability to communicate professionally with clients and colleagues regarding all aspects of this department. 

Qualifications and attributes:

  • A desired interest or previous experience within Asian Art an advantage
  • Highly organized and able to work under pressure
  • Excellent administrational and project management skills
  • Strong Computer literacy
  • Ability to proficiently communicate both verbal and written in both English and Mandarin

Due to the nature of our business, this role may require some weekend work therefore flexibility is required.

You must have Legal right to work and live in NZ.


How to apply

Please send a covering letter and your CV to:

Maree Judd, M Judd Consulting Ltd  


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22 Sep 2022