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London, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1766
Company - Private
Retail
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through ... Read more

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    From Old Masters, sculpture, antiquities, furniture and decorative arts, to rare and remarkable pieces with extraordinary provenance offered in The Exceptional Sale , Classic Week at Christie's London (from 4 July) offers lots at all price points, providing new and established collectors an unmissable opportunity to acquire a piece of history.

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Christie's – Why Work For Us?


WHO WE ARE

Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful.

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Christie’s offers around 450 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

Christie’s has a global presence with 53 

offices in 32 countries and 12 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Mumbai.

More recently, Christie’s has led the market with expanded initiatives in growth markets such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales and exhibitions in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai.

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Christie's is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's conducted the greatest auctions of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and today remains a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie's offers over 450 sales annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. 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. More recently, Christie's has led the market with expanded initiatives in emerging and new markets such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales and exhibitions in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai.

Christie's is the world's leading Art Business in terms of sales, profitability and quality of works of art offered. In order to sustain our position, we need to retain and attract talented people in every area of the business and on an international basis. As a global organisation, we have a diverse work force who we are constantly developing through professional development, mentoring and training.

Our employee core values are based around passionate expertise, exceptional customer service, business judgment, integrity, teamwork and innovation. These core values embody the key behaviours that are required from our employees. If these values describe you then we look forward to your application for a specific role or registering your interest speculatively.

Please note, with the exception of Christie’s Hong Kong Office, international applicants must have the appropriate documentation allowing them to work in the region where they are applying. These details must be included at the initial application stage for all vacancies and applicants who fail to do so will not be considered. Christie's regrets that unless otherwise stated in the application process, we are unable to assist in the application of visas or work permits if you do not possess these documents at the time of application.



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Philanthropy

Christie’s is proud to support philanthropic initiatives through our networks, whether by facilitating the sale of artwork to benefit important causes, offering, when we can, our salerooms as a venue for fundraising events, and providing expert charity auctioneers. In 2013, Christie’s auctioneers assisted with more than 275 benefit auctions in 23 countries around the world, raising more than $96 million. To request a charity auctioneer for a fundraiser to benefit a trust, foundation or 501c3, please send an email detailing the initiative to Charityauctioneerrequest@christies.com.

Employee engagement

Christie’s strives to maintain its legacy of service in all aspects of operations, through fostering creativity, activating employees in volunteerism and utilizing Christie’s Education programs to share knowledge and resources. In 2013 Christie’s employees volunteered more than 1,600 hours globally to service organizations.

Sustainability

We aim to extend our commitment to responsible workplace practices to better serve our employees and clients and promote a healthy environment and workplace. We now measure and aim to continually improve upon our use of water, electric and carbon emissions. In 2015 we will begin to carbon offset employee business travel.

We welcome comments and suggestions about Art + Soul from all of our stakeholders, including clients, employees and business partners in the communities in which we live and work.

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    Interviewed by a departmental coordinator. Went over the resume and what was expected of me during the internship.There was no quiz or background check. I was contacted a few days later with a reply.

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