Employment Opportunities:

For all open positions at Pook & Pook, send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements one of these ways:

  • Electronically via email to employment@pookandpook.com
  • Via facsimile to : 610-363-9274, Attention: Human Resources
  • By mail to : Pook and Pook, Inc., 463 E. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335

 Auction House Intern

Pook & Pook, Inc. – Downingtown, PA 19335

About the Job:

Pook & Pook is an auction house and appraisal firm located in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. We sell valuable collections of antique furniture, fine art, and antique decorative accessories. Pook & Pook is accepting applications for an auction intern. This position will begin December/January 2018 and run through May/June 2018. We are looking for a student or recent graduate in fine art, museum studies, or other degree related to the field of antiques.  The auction intern will assist with all aspects of auction preparation. Duties include assisting clients with getting things out of showcases, answering questions regarding the auctions, working during auctions, helping buyers retrieve purchases, phone bidding, internet bidding, clerking, unpacking boxes, labeling consigned material, cataloging consigned material, answering phones, setting up and breaking down sales, assisting accounting, typing letters, answering emails, cleaning up the gallery, prepping material for photography, doing research, cataloging, etc. We are looking for someone that can commit to 20-40 hours a week plus some weekend hours. Preference will be given to those applicants with a passion for the auction business and/or fine art and antiques. Preference will also be given to those applicants with a strong interest in writing about antiques and fine art. Each intern will be given a special project to work on for the duration of their internship based on the needs of the auction house. Students wishing to receive academic credit must coordinate with their institution prior to the start of the internship and provide Pook & Pook with all necessary paperwork and appropriate documentation needed in order to receive credit. A stipend/salary may be available to interns depending on experience. Pook & Pook makes no promise of employment when the internship is complete.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist appraisers and conduct research
  • Attend appraisal and consignor meeting meetings
  • Work on a variety of projects aimed at prepping for an auction
  • Assist customers at auction preview exhibitions and during auctions
  • Assist on auction days by phone bidding, entering data, internet bidding, and/or retrieving customer purchase(s)
  • Go on consignor pick-ups
  • Unpack incoming consignor boxes
  • Assist photographers
  • Clean and maintain display equipment and gallery as well as keep an orderly and neat work space
  • Answer phones, prepare and mail correspondence, respond to email
  • Complete a weekly research project on a single item, write a paragraph on it for the website’s “pick of the week” page
  • Assist with writing press releases

Requirements

  • Self-motivated with a fresh outlook in a manner to make improvements where necessary
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to assist in all aspects of auction preparation and post-auction obligations
  • Able to grasp, retain, and take charge of repetitive processes
  • Positive enthusiastic disposition and a natural pro-active problem solver
  • Work well as part of a team, but has a strong independent work ethic
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Preference will be given to a candidate with an interest in the antique and/or auction world

How to Apply — Please send your cover letter and resume ONE OF THESE WAYS:

  • Electronically via email: employment@pookandpook.com
  • Via facsimile to: 610-363-9274
  • By mail to: Pook and Pook, Inc., 463 E. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335, Attention: Human Resources

 Job Type: Part-time to full time, unpaid/stipend (depending on experience)

 Required education:

  • some college required, bachelor’s degree preferred

Exhibition/Auction Assistant

Pook & Pook, Inc. – Downingtown, PA 19335

About the Job :

Pook & Pook is seeking an organized and polished professional to fill the position of auction/exhibition assistant. Pook & Pook is an auction house and appraisal firm located in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. We sell valuable collections of antique furniture, fine art, and antique decorative accessories. The auction/exhibition assistant will help the Exhibition Designer/Auction Staff Supervisor during gallery exhibitions. Duties include assisting clients with getting things out of showcases, answering questions regarding the auctions, and other tasks related to auction preparation. They will also be responsible for working during the auctions, helping buyers retrieve purchases, phone bidding, internet bidding, clerking, etc. Preference will be given to those candidates with a bachelor’s degree and those working within a similar field. This is a part-time position that includes some weekend hours.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist customers at auction preview exhibitions and during auctions.
  • Assist on auction days by phone bidding, data entry, internet bidding and/or pick-up during auctions.
  • Keep an orderly and neat workspace.
  • There are no set hours for this position, they are offered on an as needed basis.

Requirements

  • self-motivated with a fresh outlook in a manner to make improvements where necessary.
  • willingness to assist in all aspects of auction preparation and post-auction obligations.
  • able to grasp, retain, and take charge of repetitive processes.
  • positive enthusiastic disposition and a natural pro-active problem solver.
  • work well as part of a team, but has a strong independent work ethic.
  • able to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
  • preference will be given to a candidate with experience in the antique and/or auction world.

How to Apply — No consideration will be given to those who do not strictly follow the instructions below :

Please send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements ONE OF THESE WAYS :

  • Electronically via email: employment@pookandpook.com
  • Via facsimile to : 610-363-9274
  • By mail to : Pook and Pook, Inc., 463 E. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335, Attention: Human Resources

Job Type: Part-time, $13/hour

Required education:

  • HS Diploma, some college preferred

Required experience:

  • Customer service, previous antique/auction experience preferred
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