Auctioneer / Expert European Comics

What you will do

As an auctioneer, you will be closely involved with evaluating and arranging lots submitted by our users. Using your expert knowledge and extensive network, you will be responsible for creating attractive lot listings every week. Catawiki strives to keep user transactions as transparent and fair as possible, and your expertise and experience play a large part in maintaining this standard; you know better than anyone what items are of interest to our users. You will review lot titles, descriptions, and pictures, and provide users with an estimated value based on this information. If you need to reject a submission, you do so in a professional and courteous manner. Your efforts result in exceptional auctions that bidders will find irresistible. We also expect you to keep your own auction interesting by working with our sales department, thereby drawing in new sellers and diversifying the selection of lots offered at your auction. Finally, you’ll also be working together with our marketing department to generate an increase of potential bidder attention at your auction.

Who you are

We do not require any diplomas or experience in similar functions.  However, we do require:

  • A very good knowledge of one (or more) of these types of Comic-collections:
  • "antique" and collectible European comics, dating from the 1940's-1950's / 1960's-1970's / 1980's-today
  • original comic artwork & signed silk screens
  • comic merchandising (statues, figurines, puzzles)
  • The ability to distinguish authentic and valuable items
  • Insight in the difference between a first edition and later editions, based on your experience with (a) specific collector guide(s), for instance BDM (FR) / Matla (NL)
  • Some experience in comics trading (buying/selling/exchanging; not necessarily as a professional)
  • A network of potential sellers and experts in your field
  • Good command of the English language
  • Excellent communicative skills

What we offer

This is your chance to become part of Europe’s fastest growing tech company! You will have an exciting job in a young, fast-growing, dynamic & international organisation. Additionally, you can expect:

  • Turn your hobby into your career;
  • Minimum availability of 20 hours per week. This job could be combined with another part time job;
  • Work from home;
  • Flexible to divide your working hours over the working week. We do have fixed meeting times during the week and you will be required to attend those (online) meetings;
  • Paid holiday;
  • Excellent opportunities for career development;
  • Sponsored events and afternoon drinks;
  • A fun team in a fast-growing online company facing complex challenges;
  • Lots of room to work on great ideas, and to learn and grow.

Interested?

Apply directly with an English CV and cover letter by submitting your information at the bottom of this page.
A capability test, reference check, Certificate of Conduct (VOG) and interviews in English are all part of our recruitment process.

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