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Art & Design Research Coordinator

1stdibs is the world’s largest curated marketplace for luxury items.  The Art + Design Research team works to create beautiful experiences for our clients by reviewing inventory on the site for quality standards.  As a Coordinator on the Art + Design Research team, you will be part of a team hailing from some of the world’s premier galleries, auction houses, and museums. 

This role assists the  furniture, decorative arts, fine art,  jewelry, and fashion specialists in their research, review, and curation of the 1stdibs marketplace. An ideal candidate is a strong communicator who has the ability to navigate delicate conversations with an international seller population. Strong judgment skills, meticulous attention to detail, and superb written and verbal communication skills are crucial to this role. 


What you’ll do

  • Work with internal stakeholders and 1stdibs dealers regarding a wide range of vetting-related issues, including correcting misattributions and developing/enforcing best practice standards for listing quality
  • Coordinate category specialists in their day-to-day work in upholding the integrity of the marketplace, including site-wide category reviews and assessing new seller leads
  • Contribute to the development of the long-term vetting strategy for 1stdibs as a marketplace
  • Conduct research as it relates to objects, creators, and marketplace trends


 What you’ll bring

  • 1-3 years’ experience in a related field (ie, working at a gallery, museum, art appraisal firm, or auction house)
  • Experience in speaking and writing about furniture objects, art, jewelry and design.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), including but not limited to, experience communicating to members of the arts and design community, creators and artists
  • Professional, approachable, but firm communication style
  • Strong research skills
  • Detail-oriented work ethic and ability to manage multiple workflows simultaneously
  • Strong interest in decorative arts, design, fine art, jewelry and/or luxury goods 
  • Team player with a roll-up-your-sleeves and help attitude
  • Experience handling and assessing objects in person (fine art, furniture, jewelry and/or fashion) 
  • Self-starter, comfortable with working both as a team and independently 


Preferred but not required: 

  • Experience with Salesforce
  • Experience with research databases including Artnet, askART, Artprice, and Docantic, Archive.org
  • Experience corresponding with foundations and archives of designers and artists



About 1stDibs

1stDibs is a leading online marketplace for connecting design lovers with highly coveted sellers and makers of vintage, antique, and contemporary furniture, home décor, art, fine jewelry, watches and fashion. 1stDibs is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

1stDibs is actively hiring and, in response to COVID-19, conducting all interviews and onboarding virtually. Any new or current team members will be temporarily working remotely until our offices reopen, at which point all employees are expected and required to return physically to the office.

For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the hiring team following submission of your application.