RM Sotheby's Careers

RM Sotheby's offers challenging careers to individuals ready to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and team-oriented environment.

Professionalism, enthusiasm for vintage automobiles, and the flexibility to work as part of an international team are qualities that top our list of requirements. Resumes and inquiries are welcome. Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@rmsothebys.com or via postal mail to:

Human Resources
RM Sotheby's
One Classic Car Drive
Blenheim, ON N0P 1A0
Canada


Press Officer

Location: Blenheim, Ontario – Canada

Purpose: 
Effective public and media relations are a key part of RM Sotheby's integrated marketing communications mix. PR activities are focused on raising the profile of RM Sotheby's events/consignments in the marketplace through securing positive editorial coverage (print, digital, and broadcast). The Public Relations department is also responsible for corporate messaging and assists in delivering effective internal communications to all staff to ensure consistent messaging from all members of the team.

Primary Responsibilities: In support of the overall Public Relations strategy, the Press Officer will assist the Director of Public Relations in effectively implementing RM Sotheby's strategic media relations activities in order to promote the company's North American and European events. The Press Officer will also provide administrative support to the Director of Public Relations as required and work closely with the Marketing team.

  • With the guidance of the Director of PR, responding to media inquiries in a timely manner, including incoming photo requests
  • Developing and distributing effective press materials, including factsheets, alerts, bios, historic information, b-roll, and photography
  • Collating and compiling press kits for upcoming RM Sotheby's events, including the updating of corporate materials as required
  • Maintaining a digital archive of RM Sotheby's press coverage (media clippings)
  • Developing weekly media coverage reports and reports for individual auctions and consignments as requested
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of RM Sotheby's coordinated social media plan, including scheduling, writing, image selection, and monitoring
  • Maintaining RM Sotheby's media database and assisting with researching and compiling new media lists and targets
  • Maintaining the RM Sotheby's online media center and approvals process (posting of media releases, clippings photography and video content)
  • Developing onsite event materials, including internal schedules and photography briefings
  • Compiling media mailings lists
  • Assisting with outreach to trade/car club/regional print and digital outlets to secure positive editorial coverage with a focus on both pre and post-sale publicity
  • Assist with a broad range of media relations activities, including but not limited to arranging interviews, media tours, media hospitality and special press events, with onsite event support as required
  • Contributing PR material in support of marketing initiatives, including RM Sotheby's in-house corporate magazine
  • Liaising with the Creative team on PR department needs and coordinating projects
  • Oversee RM's community relations activities, including managing and responding to incoming sponsorship, donation and display requests
  • Other responsibilities/assignments as requested

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with gathering key data to support media documents and proposals
  • Assist with the development of internal briefing materials, including key messages, Q&A, and Response to
  • Assist with corporate writing projects, including ghost writing

 Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications/Public Relations and/or internship/work experience in a media relations environment

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Outstanding written and verbal communications, including public speaking
  • Extremely high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent time management and organization; ability to juggle multiple tasks and re-prioritize as necessary
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills with the confidence to communicate with people at all levels of the organization
  • Experience managing corporate social media accounts
  • Creative, proactive, and adaptive
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong work ethic and team spirit
  • Ability to travel to the U.S. if required

Desired Qualities:

  • Additional language skills an asset (i.e., French, Italian, Spanish, German, Mandarin, and Japanese)
  • Collector/classic car knowledge is desirable

How to Apply
Please send your resume to:
HR@rmsothebys.com
Attention: Meghan McGrail

Advertising Coordinator

Location: Blenheim, Ontario – Canada

Purpose: The Advertsing Coordinator is responsible for the development and execution of digital and traditional media objectives, strategies, plans, and tactics for RM Sotheby's. This individual is the primary point of contact between vendors and our strategy implementation team members. You will be responsible for negotiating, buying, and maintaining media schedules, ensuring that final buys deliver on the approved plan objective and strategy, provide recommendations on how competitive activities can be exploited to our advantage, and be responsible for ad sales for our corporate magazine.

Primary (day-to-day) Responsibilities:
• Responsible for day-to-day maintenance of paid and match inventory
• Effectively use relationship media tools to aid in plan development
• Assist in developing plan metrics; responsible for analyses and related reports pertaining to KPI
• Prepare, check, verify, and issue analyses, including ongoing maintenance
• Oversee the resolution of billing discrepancies
• Learn to manage and build client relationships (when at Senior level)
• Analyze media alternatives to recommend how to best allocate the advertising budget
• Manage day-to-day plan changes/maintenance of media plans
• Facilitate competitive analysis on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis
• Develop points of view on media opportunities
• Play a key role in the budget and billing process to ensure accuracy
• Write and maintain status and contact reports to ensure efficient workflow to meet deadlines

Secondary Responsibilities:
• Compile and analyze marketing and media data to support implementation decisions
• Search for unique sources of information to support non-traditional recommendations

Experience:
• Minimum 5 years as a Planning and/or Buying Assistant

Knowledge:
• Demonstrates understanding of media basics and concepts
• Proficient with Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)
• Working knowledge of syndicated tools (Cision, Evaliant, Xpert, Comscore, PMB, etc.)
• Possess a desire to understand the broader media landscape and its impact on campaigns and strategies

Desired Qualities:
• Digitally savvy: personally uses digital and social media; demonstrates passion for emerging media; possesses knowledge of Google Analytics and Google Images; and has the ability to search and research specific topics
• Interest in video disciplines (traditional, online, digital, etc.)
• Interest in the automotive collecting hobby

How to Apply:
Please send your resume to:
HR@rmsothebys.com
Attention: Erica Reaume

Graphic Designer/Production Artist

Location: Blenheim, Ontario – Canada

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Design and production of print and digital media (flyers, brochures, catalogue layouts, concepts for upcoming events, digital content – e-blasts, e-newsletters, and digital catalogues, to name a few)
  • Think creatively and develop new design concepts, graphics, and layouts
  • Prepare rough drafts and present your ideas
  • Work as part of a team with copywriters, designers, proofreader, Marketing team, etc.
  • Well-rounded person capable of multitasking with a variety of talents

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Seeking a mid- to senior-level designer with both print and web experience
  • Excellent software skills, especially with design and photo-editing software
  • Exceptional creativity and innovation
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • An understanding of the latest trends and their role within a commercial environment
  • Professional approach to time, costs, and deadlines
  • Both print and digital design experience
  • Strong organizational, time management, accountability, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS is a plus

Desired Qualities:

  • Collector/classic car knowledge is desirable

How to Apply
Please send your resume to:
HR@rmsothebys.com
Attention: Craig Plowman

Accounting Personnel

Location: Blenheim, Ontario – Canada

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Accurate and timely entry of billings/invoices
  • Accurate and timely entry of receipts and deposits
  • Evaluate accuracy of data/financial data
  • Assist in gathering information, following up when anything is missing
  • Assist in completing invoicing
  • Assist in ensuring the accuracy of paperwork submitted for processing
  • Assist in Accounts Receivable calls
  • Assist in keeping in communication with customers to ensure they remit their payments in a timely fashion
  • Maintain accurate files
  • Ensure various reports are maintained and current

Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years in office environment
  • Experience working with Microsoft Great Plains Dynamics an asset
  • Advanced skills in Excel; ability to create/revise complex functions
  • Excellent computer skills

Required Education:

  • College diploma: 2-year business accounting or higher

Desired Qualities:

  • Able to work independently and resourceful enough to reach out to co-workers and colleagues to obtain required information
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Problem solving skills
  • Adaptable; embraces change
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

How to Apply
Please send your resume to:
HR@rmsothebys.com
Attention: Jan Buck

Archival Intern

Location: Blenheim, Ontario – Canada

Purpose:
Our Research & Cataloguing team provides our clients with confidence that the cars RM Sotheby's presents are thoroughly vetted and accurately described. This team routinely identifies the originality of major components, uncovers decades of new history, and adds original source documentation to automobile history files—a value-added service unique to RM Sotheby's. Reporting to the Managing Catalogue Editor, this position will be responsible for performing a variety of archival duties supporting the Research & Cataloguing team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Digitize, describe, and index archival documents (including build sheets, invoices, and receipts; photographs; and other related documents)
  • Assist in the appraisal and evaluation of archival documents
  • Research and implement procedures to protect and prepare archival documents for transport to and from auctions
  • Liaise with archivists and research librarians around the world to research and acquire archival documents for each auction
  • Maintain research library and assist users with the location of shelved material

Experience: Entry Level

Knowledge/Desired Qualities:

  • Familiarity with digital curation and preservation theory, strategies, and tools
  • Knowledge of electronic records management procedures and techniques
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to work effectively alone or in a team environment

How to Apply
Please send your resume to:
HR@rmsothebys.com
Attention: Melissa Al-Jaishi