Associate Appraiser

Jacqueline Silverman & Associates

Los Angeles, CA


Jacqueline Silverman & Associates, a boutique appraisal firm specializing in the valuation of
impressionist, modern, post-war, contemporary, and emerging art, seeks an experienced, motivated and
highly-organized individual for the position of Associate Appraiser.


  • Conduct appraisals for all media of impressionist, modern, post-war and contemporary fine art for a wide variety of client needs including insurance coverage, estate tax/stepped-up basis, non-cash charitable contribution, gift tax, art financing, equitable distribution, and sale advisory
  • Prepare appraisals and blockage discount reports for artist and architect estates/archives
  • Prepare art market summaries and reports
  • Coordinate placement of client property for sale via auction houses and galleries
  • Client relations and marketing
  • Update appraisal templates to comply with current standards
  • Supervision of junior staff members and interns
  • General office and clerical tasks as needed
  • Other projects as required


  • Minimum five years’ experience in the valuation of Impressionist & Modern Art, American Art, and/or Post-War & Contemporary Art
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Compliant with current version of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
  • Member of AAA, ASA, or ISA preferred
  • Ability to travel locally, nationally and internationally for appraisal assignments, museum exhibitions, conferences, and art fairs
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat
  • Familiarity with FileMaker Pro or similar database programs preferred

Position Overview

  • Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience
  • Generous benefits package
  • Position is full-time, exempt; employment is at-will


Interested candidates may send CV, letter of introduction and writing sample to Karen McManus,
[email protected].

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