About the Role
You would find beautiful old objects and furniture, buy them and then sell them to people who will enjoy and re-use them.
You'd identify potentially valuable items at sales, auctions, on the internet and in people's homes, judge their value and negotiate a price.
You'd find out more about the item or repair minor damage. You'd advertise it to collectors and members of the public, convincing someone to buy it at a higher price so that you make a profit.
Buy items from salesrooms, auctions, markets, trade fairs and private owners
Sell items to the general public from a shops or a stall in antique centres
Negotiate purchases and sales
Buy and sell items online
Carry out minor restoration work
Research the identity and value of objects
Advise owners on the value of their antiques for sale or insurance
You could also work from home, buying and selling to suit customer orders.
Minimum qualifications and skills
Any qualification in Fine Art, History or History of Fine Art
Networking and negotiating
Researching and recalling
Attention to detail
Working with numbers
Eligibility to work in the UK