Why work for John Moran

Words & Deeds

John Moran Auctioneers Brings Together Buyers And Sellers Of Decorative And Fine Art, Jewelry And Fine Furnishings. We Operate From Core Principles Of Approachability, Transparency, And Honesty In Words And Deeds. We Strive To Treat Every Consignment As Our Own And Offer A Customizable, Boutique Approach Towards Consignment, Estate Liquidation, And Valuation Services.

Eyvind Earle

Preview Staff

John Moran Auctioneers is seeking Individuals interested in fine art, jewelry and collectible furniture & decorative arts to join our team as a member of preview staff.

This is a part-time, as needed position that will participate in the auction process by helping clients locate property during previews as well as providing assistance throughout the auction process during sale day.

This is the perfect position for students, someone who is looking to gain experience in the auction industry, anyone who enjoys being around art and collectibles, or those looking to occasionally supplement their income.


Greet clients and help locate property on gallery floor

Ensure property safely handled and stored during preview

Register bidders’ pre-sale, participate in the auction process and assist with pick-ups post-sale

Assist with sale setup as needed

Assist with special projects as needed (sorting, filing, making calls, etc.)


Friendly and outgoing

Prior work in a gallery, museum or auction house a plus

Computer literate and proficient in MS office suite

Actively seeks to increase knowledge in various areas of interest

Ability to lift 40lbs

Second language a plus

Packing And Transport

Property Manager

Under the direction of the Business Director, the Property Manager is responsible for the complete lifecycle management of property consigned to John Moran Auctioneers as well as mentoring and supervision of Art Handlers; Ensure all procedures related to property pickup, storage, and its ultimate release are executed efficiently and safely; Manage centralized receiving and storage systems; research and respond to inquiries; oversee disposition of inventory.

In addition to having prior art handling experience and supervisory experience, the individual must have the skills and qualifications to successfully achieve stated goals:


General Operations:

  • Work with Specialists to schedule the pick-up and receipt of consigned property as well as delivery of sold and returned property
  • Assist in establishing and continually maintaining JMA best practices for: Property movement, inventory, storage, and receipt & release procedures
  • Travel to client locations and oversee property pickup and deliveries
  • Unload/load trucks while maintaining proper paperwork & inventory procedures
  • Unpack / pack artwork & fragile items carefully while maintaining proper inventory procedures
  • Assist photography by preparing and moving property onto and off of photo sets, returning property to warehouse inventory locations
  • Setup previews, auctions, and events
  • Assist customers during previews
  • Assist customers with pickup and delivery of items while maintaining proper inventory and release procedures ensuring correct and complete deliveries
  • Maintain company security procedures and standard operating procedures
  • Establish and maintain warehouse inventory standards

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Schedule, supervise and lead Art Handlers
  • Maintain pool of part-time / casual Art Handling staff
  • Ensure Art Handlers are properly trained in every aspect of the art handling process including but not limited to: Movement, packing, transport & storage

Gallery and Equipment Maintenance:

  • Properly maintain store and maintain moving and display equipment
  • Oversee and schedule regular maintenance of all company vehicles
  • Recommend and assist with scheduling gallery maintenance including but not limited to: patch & paint walls, polish floors et


  • 3-years’ experience handling fine art or antique furniture required
  • 1-year supervisor experience desired
  • Inventory management experience required
  • Ability to perform physical tasks including: lifting, pushing, pulling items using proper lifting/moving techniques – minimum weight lifting capability of 40 lbs
  • The ability to safely lift and maneuver large furniture items with the appropriate furniture moving equipment, and with assistance from other staff as needed
  • Ability to drive and operate up to 26’ commercial moving trucks
  • Ability to utilize appropriate lifting and moving equipment (i.e., pallet jack, hand truck, etc.)
  • Forklift certification or ability to pass a forklift certification
  • Basic PC computer skills including ability to use Microsoft Outlook
  • Ability to work overtime, as required, to meet auction schedule deadlines
  • Good communication skills, and ability to work with a variety of personalities