Los Angeles Modern Auctions

Los Angeles, CA


Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA), the leading auction house on the West Coast for modern and
contemporary fine art and design, is seeking a full-time Cataloguer to work in the Specialist Department. The
Cataloguer will review potential auction consignments and efficiently research the property in a timely manner
to determine if the works represent our brand and establish an auction estimate. The position will also research
and fully catalogue consigned auction property.


  • Review incoming material from clients and efficiently research the works and establish an auction
  • estimate.
  • Fully catalogue the property for the auction text.
  • Inspect incoming property, make note of edition, dimensions, date, title, markings, medium, labels.
  • Research third-party authentication with various foundations, committees, etc.
  • Work with specialists on writing and editing text for the printed auction catalogue.
  • Assist specialists with creating proposals or evaluations.
  • Prepare preliminary condition reports for incoming property.
  • Maintain correspondence between specialists and Consignor Services department.
  • Maintain Specialist Department calendar for incoming and out of office appointments.


  • Minimum two years of full-time experience in a cataloguer or registrar position.
  • Auction company or arts-related experience is required.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Effectively multitask to ensure projects are realized from start to finish under deadlines.
  • Adaptability to changing and competing priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational and project implementation skills.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must possess personal ownership and accountability for projects, goals, and outcomes.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office is necessary.
  • Knowledge of FileMaker Pro is an advantage.

The position's compensation is at the rate of $17.50/hour.


Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Modern Auctions, Inc., is an equal employment opportunity corporation. After 30 days of employment,
employees may elect to join a company sponsored health and dental plan. LAMA also offers a 401(k) Profit
Share plan for the exclusive benefit of all eligible employees.

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