Careers at Christie’s

Who We Are

Art, clients and expertise are the three pillars on which Christie’s is built. The art is at the centre of everything we do here. We believe that the access to beautiful and special objects is an important part of people’s personal and cultural life. Founded in 18th Century London, today we are a global art business. We have salerooms located in major cultural cities around the world and a digital platform that invites an expanding network of people to participate in what we do — and to enjoy the art.

Serving our clients is our major ambition. We cherish the role that we have earned as cultural stewards of the objects that pass through our hands. The depth of experience at Christie’s spans time, geographies and tastes. Through our close relationships with our clients – be they collectors, art academics, institutions or art enthusiasts – we are privileged to share with them the love of art and the excitement of curation, exhibitions and sales.

Expertise is our main asset. In whatever area they work in or role they have in the company, the people at Christie’s have to be experts in their field.

Therefore, our company values are based around passionate expertise, exceptional customer service, business judgement, integrity, respect, teamwork and innovation.

Come join us.

Working at Christie’s

  • Christine Layng Aschwald

    Client Relationship Director, Client Advisory, Christie’s Americas

    "I love working in a truly international firm where you are constantly learning and discovering new things about the history of art and about people. I have been able to share my passion for art with fascinating collectors and formed friendships with colleagues that will last a lifetime — I was even introduced to my husband through a Christie’s friend!”

  • Nell Plumfield

    Head of Gallery Operations, New York

    Working at Christie’s has given me the occasion to collaborate with many talented departments to prepare for each of our wonderful exhibitions. My time here has been marked with professional highlights that emphasize the exciting and unique market in which we work. I also have opportunities to evolve my career with the company as we embark on each season.”

  • Paulina Turcan

    Client Service Representative

    I am a Christie’s Client Service Representative and I have been in this role for about 10 months. Our team is the first point of contact for both internal and external clients. We assist our clients with their buying and bidding queries and meet them at the beginning of their consignment journey. I love how varied and dynamic my role is and how much insight into the workings of the Art World it provides!”

  • Dirk Boll

    President, EMERI

    Christie’s is a great place to work. I admire the culture and tradition, the global reach and technical innovation. Above all, I love the people and great artworks I get to spend my time with.”

  • Edmund Bernard

    Business Coordinator, Estates, Valuations & Appraisals, London

    "It’s a huge privilege to come in every day and see some of the most amazing art in the world, to work on the most prestigious collections, and to learn from market leaders. Christie’s is a fascinating workplace, steeped in tradition but constantly evolving, meaning it’s a great arena for developing in all sorts of directions.”

  • Marcello Kwan

    Vice President, Senior Specialist Head of Sale, Asian Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

    "Working as a specialist in Christie's doesn’t mean showing how much you know, but realizing how much more you need to know. I work with a team of global talents and the experience of my colleagues helps me to grow every day.”

  • Lilyane Murphy

    Client Service Representative

    I joined Client Services about 7 months ago. For me, a highlight of the role is being able to work closely with clients and other departments on all sales at Christie’s; whether they be online sales, day sales or our highlight evening sales. The responsibilities of a Client Service Representative are very varied, allowing us to develop an expert knowledge in how Christie’s operates as an auction house and business.”

Christie’s Values

Integrity
Work to achieve honesty and transparency and uphold the highest standards of personal and professional trust in all aspects of Christie’s business

Business Judgment
Make decisions and act in a way that promotes efficient use of resources and long-term profits, enhancing Christie’s position as the world’s leading art business.

Exceptional Client Service
Use creativity and expertise to create exceptional service experiences and build trusting, long-term relationships with clients, whether internal or external.

Teamwork
Work collaboratively with others to accomplish company-wide and departmental goals, respecting and communicating openly with employees at all levels.

Passionate Expertise
Demonstrate enthusiasm and expertise for one’s job, in accordance with Christie's mission, tradition and culture.

Innovation
Demonstrate a commitment and enthusiasm for improving the way in which Christie's does business.

Respect
Treat colleagues, third parties, suppliers, and partners with professionalism, dignity and respect, fostering an environment where diversity of thought and background is welcomed and everyone can contribute to make Christie’s the best employer in the art market.


Christie’s Benefits

Art + Soul: Global Day of Service

We offer all our employees worldwide one day of additional annual leave to ‘give back’ to the community via our CSR programme, Art + Soul.

Tailored benefits to meet your needs

As an important part of Christie’s total reward package we are committed to providing our employees with a wide range of benefits designed to meet different needs and lifestyles.


Culture & Environment

Fast Paced
Despite our long and proud history of 250 years we are by no means stuck in the past; we are a deadline driven business and things are constantly changing.

Innovative
Christie’s was the first auction house to allow online bidding, and the first western auction house to be granted a licence to trade in China. Innovation is key to our success.

Scale
We are large enough to offer opportunities to our employees, but small enough for individuals to make a real impact.

Enriching
Even if you walk through the door on your first day not being interested in art, we can guarantee that will change once you are surrounded by amazing art and objects.


Respect at Work

Christie’s aims to uphold best practices to ensure that our colleagues worldwide enjoy a safe, healthy and creative work environment. We believe that the dignity of every person must be respected. It is the responsibility of every employee, regardless of seniority, to ensure his or her own conduct conforms to this standard. We strongly encourage any individual to immediately report workplace behaviour that does not conform to our stated policies aimed at ensuring a working environment which is free from harassment and unlawful discrimination.


Gender Pay Gap

Recent legislation in the UK requires all employers with 250 or more employees to publish annually the pay gap between men and women. The information relates to employees employed by Christie Manson & Woods Limited (our UK employing entity). Read our Gender Pay Gap 2017 report to learn more about our policy and commitment to fostering an environment where diversity of thought and background in embraced.


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Christie's is powered by a culture steeped in creativity, passion and innovation, and our employees share a love of art. We invite you to join our team.






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Corporate Social Responsibility

Art is central to Christie’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program and it constitutes the prism through which we consider our activities vis-à-vis the workplace, community, and environment.

We believe in the power of art in society and we endeavour to use our position in the art market as a positive force. To that end, Christie’s strives to manage our people and practices responsibly in order to leave a positive, enduring impact on society, and to enhance the communities in which we live and work through cultural stewardship and arts advocacy.