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Farhad Radfar

Appraisal & Research Assistant

MIR Appraisal Services, Inc. is a small, professional fine art and personal property appraisal office in Chicago with a second location in the western suburbs. We are looking for a full-time, knowledgeable, and experienced appraisal assistant for our downtown office. The most important attribute to have in this business is the willingness and motivation to learn about art, artists, current art market trends, and the art world in general. We are looking for someone with integrity, honesty, and the ability to take pride in and responsibility for their work. Our small office environment fosters an immersive professional experience where candidates will have the opportunity to participate in every aspect of the art appraisal and advisory process and learn something new every day about art.

Required skills, qualifications, and traits:

  • Undergraduate degree in art history, marketing, business, or a related field
  • 3 years proven experience working in the art market
  • Competency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, photo editing applications, and social media
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with professional and confident interactions with clients
  • Detail-oriented personality, with strong managerial, organizational, and customer service skills
  • Willingness to be involved with daily operations
  • The ability to set and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge in art history, antiques, etc.

Preferred skills, qualifications, and traits:

  • Graduate degree in art history, art administration, or a related field a plus
  • 3 - 5 years of proven research experience in the arts
  • Interest and willingness to learn all facets of the appraisal business
  • Interest in and knowledge of current art market trends
  • Art auction experience
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • The ability to travel between the two locations if necessary
  • Experience in creating condition reports and photographing artwork
  • We are looking for someone who can not only assist with the day-to-day functioning of the business but who can also multi-task and assist where necessary
  • Applicants should be self-motivated to advance and grow with the company

Benefits: Healthcare and paid vacations are available to full-time employees

To Apply:

Compensation is commensurate with experience. MIR Appraisal Services is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. To be considered for the position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to

Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago