Our client, a well-respected and established Gallery specializing in Chinese Art and Antiquities, are seeking to appoint an experienced and passionate Gallery Assistant and Researcher to join their team. The ideal candidate will be committed, hardworking, and can be flexible, and adaptive to the needs of the Gallery and the role. You will handle cataloguing, undertake research as well as taking dictation and translating to Chinese, therefore you must be proficient in Mandarin.

Gallery Duties:

  • Maintenance of the gallery: arranging displays, completing condition reports of antiques
  • Clientele: meeting and liaising with clients, translation, sales assistant, and organizing refreshments
  • Auctions: packing, delivering, and collecting of goods, viewing and undertaking condition reports
  • Researching antiques
  • Maintaining the library

Office Duties:

  • Auction: completing consignment lists, following the auctions and results
  • Catalogues: translation and research
  • Bookkeeping, import VAT calculations, currency exchange calculations
  • Assisting with office management


  • 3+ years experience within an Auction House environment ideal, Gallery experience desirable
  • Proficient in Mandarin (native speaker ideal)
  • Bonus languages Korean, Japanese, French
  • Bookkeeping experience
  • Shipping experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to be proactive with excellent time management and organization skills
  • Experience with cataloguing and research

Location: London
Start Date: January
Hours: Full time

Salary: Around £30k-£35k with a performance-based, bonus scheme

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