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Antique Auction Manager

Shipshewana Trading Place

Shipshewana Auction, Inc. is seeking a self-motivated individual to fill the Antique Auction Manager position for Shipshewana Trading Place. If you have a passion for antiques and collectibles, small town America, rural living, agriculture, family entertainment, and have a desire to make a difference in a growing organization, we want to talk to you!

Job Summary: Lead, direct and manage all aspects of the year-round weekly Antique & Misc. Auction operations including, but not limited to: staffing, scheduling, and space reservation.

Job Duties (not limited to):

  • Participate in sales and marketing initiatives; ensuring a high standard of service, facilities appearance, and overall execution of operational needs.
  • Staff office, auctioneers and clerks to keep a balance between supply and demand while balancing the amount of merchandise offered, crowd size and the duration of the auctions.
  • Train and educate office personnel, auctioneers and clerks.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for buyer and seller to efficiently achieve successful Antique & Misc. Auction transactions in cooperation.
  • Ensure all supplies and equipment are prepared to operate weekly auctions.
  • Have an understanding and feel for the type of market the Antique & Misc. Auction has developed over the years and “sell” that market to our existing and potential customers, initiate new market opportunities and collaborate with leadership in partnering relationships.
  • Handle customer relations between buyers/sellers/office personnel/auctioneers/clerks.
  • Assess, grow, promote, solicit for vendors, and provide operational leadership for all specialty sales, including, but not limited to Shipshewana Auction hosted events and Antique Markets.
  • Assist with rental and operations of auction barn, including but not limited to Shipshewana Auction hosted events.
  • Assist with swap meet operations on a rotational schedule (held monthly April – June and August – September).
  • Assist with other special events throughout the season as needed.

Qualifications/Expectations:

  • A minimum of one (1) to three (3) years of experience managing a staff and operations in the service industry
  • Antique retail, auction management, auctioneering, event coordination or other like experience helpful, but not required
  • Must have a basic understanding and working knowledge of relevant computer software (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.) and willingness to learn applicable auction software
  • Unwavering commitment to community, moral standing and values are required
  • Exhibit and foster excellent customer service and team attitudes
  • Display awareness and understanding of the community in which you live and work
  • Ability to lead people and get results through others
  • Effectively organizes and manages multiple priorities
  • Demonstrates talent for networking, sales and relationship building
  • Must be willing to work holidays and special event dates as needed.

How to Apply

Stop by the front desk at the Shipshewana Trading Place Corporate Office to pick up a copy of an application (345 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana IN 46565). Or, Download and print an application to mail it back to us, or print, scan and email it to Lora, at info@shipshewanatradingplace.com.

Shipshewana Trading Place
ATTN: Human Resources
PO Box 185
Shipshewana, IN 46565
(260) 768-4129

Contact Information Lora Gates
260-768-4129
info@shipshewanatradingplace.com

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