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Art Finance Manager - New York



12d ago

  • Job
    Mid Level
  • Creative Arts & Fashion
    Banking & Finance
  • $80K - $90K
  • New York City
  • Quick Apply

AI generated summary

  • You need excellent communication skills, strong Excel abilities, and the capacity to work under pressure while maintaining client relationships. Multi-tasking and attention to detail are necessities.
  • You will be responsible for promoting, structuring, and closing art loan opportunities with existing Christie’s clients, acquiring new prospects, and raising awareness of Christie’s Art Finance in the lending market.


  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience.
  • Strong Excel skills, particularly in writing formulas.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior written and spoken communication. Superior internal and external client service skills. Persuasive.
  • Capacity to work efficiently and effectively in high-pressure environment. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Decisive, makes smart compromises as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Strong follow-up skills with attention to detail


  • Work with Christie’s client and strategy teams to promote, structure and close art loan opportunities with existing Christie’s clients and drive incremental business opportunities with existing borrowers
  • Proactively identify and acquire new art finance prospects by establishing relationships within broader art and financing market ecosystem
  • Promote awareness of Christie’s Art Finance in lending market through external marketing, speaking engagements and promotion
  • Perform analyses and draft pitch materials to develop and present bespoke financing strategies to prospective clients.
  • Create indicative term sheets for pitches, draft written client communications and participate on negotiations for transactions
  • Review loan agreements to ensure commercial terms are accurately conveyed in contract
  • Responsible for market and institutional knowledge of financing market in coverage areas
  • Assist with the development of new ways of working, systems updates, and marketing initiatives to expand Christie’s Art Finance platform
  • Be an advocate for Christie’s Art Finance within the business. Demonstrate best practices and communicate new developments, ranging from day-to-day interactions to departmental presentations.


What is the primary function of an Art Finance Manager at Christie's?

The primary function of an Art Finance Manager at Christie's is to work closely with the Global Managing Director of Christie’s Art Finance to originate asset-backed loans in the US, with a focus on the west coast, and support in the development of financial products and services to grow this area of the business.

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Founded in 1766, Christie’s is a world-leading art and luxury business. Renowned and trusted for its expert live and online auctions, as well as its bespoke private sales, Christie’s offers a full portfolio of global services to its clients, including art appraisal, art financing, international real estate and education. Christie’s has a physical presence in 46 countries, throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific, with flagship international sales hubs in New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Geneva. It also is the only international auction house authorized to hold sales in mainland China (Shanghai). Christie’s auctions span more than 80 art and luxury categories, at price points ranging from $200 to over $100 million. In recent years, Christie’s has achieved the world record price for an artwork at auction (Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvador Mundi, 2017), for a single collection sale (the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, 2018), and for a work by a living artist (Jeff Koons’ Rabbit, 2019). Christie’s Private Sales offers a seamless service for buying and selling art, jewellery and watches outside of the auction calendar, working exclusively with Christie’s specialists at a client’s individual pace. Recent innovations at Christie’s include the groundbreaking sale of the first NFT for a digital work of art ever offered at a major auction house (Beeple’s Everydays, March 2021), with the unprecedented acceptance of cryptocurrency as a means of payment. As an industry leader in digital innovation, Christie’s also continues to pioneer new technologies that are redefining the business of art, including the creation of viewing and bidding experiences that integrate augmented reality, global livestreaming, buy-now channels, and hybrid sales formats. Christie’s is dedicated to advancing responsible culture throughout its business and communities worldwide, including achieving sustainability through net zero carbon emissions by 2030.