JOBS & CAREERS SPRING 2018 - 168
in the arts
A career at Sotheby's could see you working
with treasures of the past and present while
using the latest technological innovations
otheby's has been uniting
collectors with astonishing
art since 1744 and continues
to be a global leader in the
auction and art service industry. Our
exceptional internal expertise allows us
to work with pre-eminent collectors to
source and auction objects ranging from
Picassos and Damien Hirsts to Ferraris and
100-carat diamonds. Sotheby's is a vibrant,
interesting and rewarding place to work.
Drawing from our history, heritage,
market insight and the wave of new
technology, our exceptional and diverse
talent pool continues to bring the world's
best known artists' work to the market.
With a continued focus on digital change
and technology, we are driving forward
an impressive growth and development
strategy that puts us at the forefront of
the auction world. All of this is driven by
great talent at all levels within Sotheby's.
scientific methods to complement
existing expertise and research.
* Online auctions to reach a new and
diverse audience of collectors.
Alongside these initiatives, Sotheby's
continues to be a market leader as
a global auction house and is able
to offer employees the chance to
work in an intellectually stimulating
environment with some of the
world's greatest art experts.
Sotheby's has the following capabilities
that work in tandem with our auctions:
* Thread Genius - an artificial
intelligence start-up with tastebased image recognition and
* Sotheby's Mei Moses (SMM) - the
pre-eminent measure of the state of
the art market, providing clients with
objective, verifiable information.
* A scientific research department that
employs cutting-edge technical and
Working at Sotheby's
It isn't just the art that's exceptional.
Sotheby's hires and trains amazing
staff at every level and offers excellent
opportunities as staff grow and learn.
Our internal training structure
enables us to support people in their
career development, and includes
programmes for entry level, mid-level
and senior staff, as well as management
training. We also encourage our staff
to learn from the wealth of knowledge
in the teams around them.
"I started as a client services casual
assistant on the front counter and was
immediately impressed by the learning
and employee experience opportunities at
Sotheby's," says David Servan-Schreiber,
coordinator, Sotheby's Preferred. "Since
then I was able to quickly move to various
roles within the business and putting all
of my experience into my current job."
Sotheby's strives to not only bring in
excellent talent, but to develop existing
talent. As a result, a considerable number