23 October 2020


Opportunity Description

Job Outline & Specification: Intern

  • The following job specification outlines the tasks & roles for the position of Intern at Aspire Art Auctions Johannesburg Illovo.
  • The internship program is run on a 6-month basis.

The appointed candidate should work in conjunction with the company’s staff and management to achieve the following.


  • Shadow and assist other staff members and management in their daily duties
  • Valuations – shadow and assist in the preparation of valuations (cataloguing and photographing artworks, downloading and editing images, preparing and finalising pdf valuation documents for client dissemination)
  • Researching artists and artworks
  • Storage and archiving (keeping an up to date inventory list of artworks)
  • Social media – Work with the Aspire team to help strategise and implement regular posts (images and text) across all relevant platforms (Facebook, Instagram), ensuring management approves all content 6 Monthly newsletter – assist with the preparation and delivery of content (images, text and information)
  • Client interface – answering and transferring telephone calls; managing the switchboard; assisting clients telephonically or in the office
  • Working with specialists to catalogue artworks for auctions
  • Company events – attend all auctions, lectures, valuation days, dinners etc
  • Preparation prior to shoot and assist photographer when shooting artworks for catalogue
  • Assistance with any administrative tasks


  • BA Fine Art with History and Theory of Art or equivalent is preferable
  • A love of art, an interest in the art market and the ability to work well under pressure
  • Good interpersonal and excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop
  • Driver’s license and car

Working Hours: Monday to Friday 08h30 to 16h30. You may be required to work overtime occasionally.

The remuneration is R8,000 per month.

How to Apply

Please email CV, a letter of motivation and contactable references to jacqui@aspireart.net by 23 October 2020.

Only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews.