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Inventory/Shipping Associate

Jackson’s International Auctioneers and Appraisers of Fine Art and Antiques has an immediate entry-level opening in their shipping department . Jackson's is a fine art and antique auction house that sells antiques and fine art on an international scope. We work with sellers and buyers throughout the United States and worldwide on a regular basis. The ideal candidate will be energetic, willing to become an important member of a small team, be an excellent communicator (both verbally and written), possess strong spatial relation skills, possess the ability to lead a team and be assertive, and not mind a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. This team member will be an influential asset to all things related to the back end of an international auction house, with job duties that will vary greatly on a day-to-day basis.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Wrapping and packaging antiques (in a variety of shape, size, and fragility level) for domestic and international shipment
  • Processing domestic and international shipments including all customs paperwork
  • Unpacking and organizing incoming inventory
  • Maintaining, cleaning and organizing two 500-square foot warehouse facilities
  • Moving antiques (ranging from large furniture to fragile items) between warehouses
  • Organization of varying inventory for easy location and proper storage
  • Assist in photography set-up
  • On-site packaging and pick-up of estates and collections nationwide, as well as delivery of purchased items to customers
Job Requirements:
  • Ability to lift 100 pounds
  • Availability for flexible scheduling (including some weekends) and potential overtime
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team
  • Strong communication skills
  • Computer-literate with ability to learn various shipment processing software
  • Valid Iowa Driver’s License and Class C Chauffeur’s License (or qualifications to obtain)
  • Skills to drive a 24-foot moving truck
  • Possibility of out of state and/or overnight travel
  • Crate building and construction skills are a plus
The ideal candidate is one who thrives in an environment that is labor-intensive, yet intellectually challenging at the same time. This position will require someone who can follow instructions with great detail and use common sense when making decisions and prioritizing. An ability to work in a constantly changing environment and ability to multi-task is critical. Must possess a good attitude and strong work ethic.

Starting pay commensurate with experience.
Benefits include:
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • 401K retirement plan
  • Opportunity for growth