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Job Offer: Christie’s Amsterdam seeks a Head of Department Old Masters & 19th century Art

Christie’s is the world’s leading Art Business in terms of sales, profitability and quality of works of art offered. Christie’s has 57 offices in 32 countries and 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai and Hong Kong. The global team of specialist in eighty different categories offers experience, expertise and a unique global reach to the international clientele.
The department Old masters and 19th century Art in Amsterdam has a team of three specialists. Currently there is a vacancy for Head of Department.

The Head of Department is accountable for the leadership of this prestigious department ensuring its position in the local and international market. He or she plays a crucial role in business getting, cataloguing and co-ordinating the sale and property.

Key responsibilities:

Lead the business getting for the department with a focus on high-value property and developing long-term relationships.
Develop key relationships with trade clients, collectors, museums and curatorial staff.
Work with (international) senior management to develop strategy for the department, marketing plans aimed at achieving the business goals.
Develop and maintain strong international relationships with Christie’s representatives and other European business getters e.g. in Germany and Belgium. Works closely together with Christie’s in London.
Lead departmental hilling sessions.

Skills required:

Minimum of five years relevant experience or two as a Senior Specialist OMP.
Degree (Bs) in Art History or Decorative Arts or equivalent Demonstrated ability in appraising property and business getting. Excellent communications, interpersonal, organizational and language skills.


For further information about the position, contact Patricia Maitland, +31 (0)70 3505224 of Maitland Search & Advies or go to
To apply: E-mail your application (letter, CV,) to no later than 1 August 2010.