Antique Auction Manager

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Antique Auction Manager

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!


  • Lead, direct and manage all aspects of weekly Antique & Misc. Auction operations including, but not limited to: staffing, bookkeeping, and scheduling.
  • Participate in sales and marketing initiatives; insuring 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.
  • Insure 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.
  • Assist with rental and operations of auction barn, including but not limited to Shipshewana Auction hosted events.


  • A minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of experience managing a staff and operations in the service industry
  • Antique retail, auction management, auctioneering, event coordination or other like experience helpful
  • 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 and relationship building


  • Competitive salary determined by experience
  • Medical insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Educational opportunities
  • Company perks include discounts on food services and lodging

If you possess the skills, drive and dedication for the Antique Auction Manager position as described and hold a passion for the antiques/collectibles and hospitality industry, please submit cover letter and resume through for consideration.

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