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 Internship

Pook & Pook, Inc. – Downingtown, PA 19335

About the Job :

Pook & Pook is accepting applications for an auction intern. This position will begin January 2018 and run through May 2018. We are looking for a student or recent graduate in fine art, museum studies, or other degree related to the field of antiques. 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 intern will assist with all aspects of auction preparation. Duties include assisting clients with getting things out of showcases, answering questions regarding the auctions, and other tasks related to auction preparation. The auction intern will also be responsible for working during the 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 with billing, typing letters, answering emails, cleaning up gallery, prepping material for photography, doing research, cataloging, etc. This can be a full or part-time position and includes some weekend hours. Preference will be given to those applicants with a passion for the auction business and/or fine art and antiques. Each intern will be given a special project to work on for the duration of their internship based on their interests and 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 does makes no promise of employment when the internship is complete.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist customers at auction preview exhibitions and during auctions.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Assist on auction days by phone bidding, data entry, internet bidding and/or pick-up during auctions.
  • Keep an orderly and neat work space.
  • Go on pick-ups.
  • Unpack boxes.
  • Assist photographers.
  • Help clean and maintain display equipment and gallery.
  • Answer phones.
  • Assist appraisers.
  • Answer emails.
  • Go on appraisals.
  • Work on a variety of projects aimed at prepping for an auction.

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 an interest 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 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 or full time, unpaid

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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