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Ethan Friedman-Brauner

Auction House Cataloger

Potter & Potter Auctions is accepting applications for a full-time general assignment auction cataloger. The primary focus of this position is to organize, evaluate, and write catalog descriptions for a wide range of vintage, collectable, and valuable property and memorabilia for auction.

The candidate should have a substantial working knowledge of antiques and collectables, including previous experience either as a seller or cataloguer at an auction house or in a similar role. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a well-developed sense for the value and desirability of merchandise within one or several fields in which we conduct auctions.

Superior English writing and language skills are required, as well as strict attention to detail and organization.


-Catalog property with a high degree of accurateness while maintaining company style standards

-Inventory and organize property before and after sales-Conduct research on the authenticity and value of property for auction

-Support auctions by responding to client inquires, executing phone and online bids, and other customer service duties as assigned

-Work under the direction of department Director and President; regularly report on project status


-Bachelor’s Degree

-Strong writing and research skills

-At least one year of relevant experience (auction house, dealer, or e-commerce experience preferred)

-Superior communication skills, particularly client service, follow-up skills, and a strong sense of professionalism and discretion

-Proficiency in MS Office applications

-Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented team environment

-Availability to work occasional weekends

-Occasional travel as needed

Physical Requirements:

-Be able to lift 30+ pounds

-Ability to push carts, hand trucks, and a pallet jack; and to shelve and retrieve boxes on high shelving

-Properly handle and care for fragile and delicate items

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to Relevant writing samples welcomed, but not required. No phone calls, please.

Salary commensurate with experience, including benefits.

About Us:

Potter & Potter Auctions is a Chicago-based auction house specializing in the sale of collectables and antiques of all types, including paper Americana, vintage advertising, rare books, coin-operated machines, vintage advertising, playing cards, gambling memorabilia, vintage posters, autographs, prints, and magicana - antiques and collectables focused on magic and magicians.

Job Type: Permanent
Location: 5001 W Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60641