Vacancy Front Office employee
Do you want to be the face of one of the oldest and most renowned auction houses in the Netherlands and make sure everything runs smoothly behind the scenes? We are looking for an enthusiastic Front Office employee with a love for art!
In this function, you will be the first point of contact for the customers and consigners of Venduehuis The Hague. You will provide them with all the information they need by phone, mail and in person, in Dutch or English. Alongside this task, you will support our art experts by typing up valuation reports and performing the various administrative duties that are necessary to keep an auction house running.
Are you calm under pressure, polite and kind to your customers and do you speak and write the Dutch and English language perfectly? We would love to see your resume and motivation letter! You can send these documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact the selected candidates and our new colleague can start in May or June.
What we are looking for:
- Fluency in Dutch and English in spoken and written form
- A service-oriented attitude
- The availability to work evenings and weekends, when necessary
- Experience with Word and Excel
- Experience with personal contact with clients, preferably in a similar position
- A level of education similar to or exceeding the Dutch mbo
This vacancy is for a part-time position of 20 hours a week. While Mondays are mandatory, all other hours will be decided on together, although we have a preference for Wednesday/Thursday. Besides these hours, you will be present during viewing days and auctions, which can occur in the evening or on weekend days. You will be notified of unusual working hours well in advance.
What we offer:
- A competitive salary
- A diverse set of tasks
- A beautiful location in the centre of the Hague
- A close-knit team of helpful colleagues, who you will get to know during nice get-togethers and events!
About Venduehuis The Hague:
We are an auction house for art and antiques and were founded more than 210 years ago in The Hague. With more than 30 auctions each year, with different types of art at prices appropriate for beginning and expert collectors, our auction house has something on offer for every lover of art. For example, The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer was auctioned off at Venduehuis The Hague in 1881. Recently, we have had works by artists like Andy Warhol, Karel Appel, Willem Hussem, Wijnand Nuijen, Jan Toorop and Hendrik Willem Mesdag on offer. Alongside paintings and works on paper, you will also find jewellery, watches, silver, European and Asian porcelain, furniture and more in our auctions!