Catalog Operations Coordinator

New York, NY
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Created: March 21, 2019


The Catalog Operations Coordinator will have the opportunity to oversee the descriptive metadata quality assurance and integrity of Artsy’s product catalog. This includes first-party data from internal teams (e.g. The Art Genome Project), second-party data from external stakeholders (e.g. auction and gallery partners, outsource researchers), and aggregated third-party data. In addition, this person will assist in administrative tasks that ensure the smooth operation of The Art Genome Project, the proprietary classification system and technological framework that powers Artsy.

An accurate, well-structured catalog is a critical strategic asset for Artsy. It powers product discovery, informs collector buying decisions, and positions Artsy to achieve its mission of expanding the art market to support more artists and art in the world. Directly embedded in Data Science and Analytics, the Catalog Operations team manages, measures, and improves the accessibility, quality, and trustworthiness of the information within Artsy’s product catalog. You will join a team of art historians and data scientists who collaborate with Consumer Marketplace, Galleries, Fairs, and Institutions, and Product teams to make artists and works understandable in all Artsy products.


  • Assist in administrative tasks for The Art Genome Project as needed, such as evaluating Contributor performance, issuing monthly assignments, preparing and prioritizing meeting agenda, and recording and documenting meeting outcomes.
  • Assist in the development of internal operations, policies, and standards to build authority, consistency, and trust for both collector and partner experiences at scale.
  • Coordinate outsource researcher workflow and verification for data-driven Product features.
  • Manage Artsy’s internal metadata support ticketing system.
  • Perform data clean-up assistance to detect and correct inaccurate descriptive metadata.
  • Proactively assist internal teams in resolving catalog-related metadata issues with external stakeholders. Own issues through resolution and prevent unnecessary escalations.


  • Bachelor Degree or above. Background in Art History or Information Science preferred.
  • 3+ years professional experience in the arts. Background in art documentation, cataloging, or collections management preferred. Strong ability to use data, documentation, and research to inform decision making.
  • Exceptional critical thinking and customer-facing skills in ambiguous and rapidly changing situations.
  • Passion for data-driven and user-centered design.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills. Able to conduct detailed and thorough analysis, synthesize issues, and then recommend solutions.


This position is full-time and starts immediately. To apply, please submit your resumé and a cover letter here. When you apply, you will be directed to a third party site.


Artsy empowers a global audience to learn about, discover, and collect art. Our mission is to expand the art market to support more artists and art in the world.

We partner with leading museums, international galleries, auction houses, and art fairs to create the world’s largest marketplace for art, transforming one of the last industries to fully embrace technology by creating a more accessible and connected digital landscape for art consumption.

Artsy is a company with a culture that naturally empowers its employees to do their best and most creative work. We are working to expand access to the art world, deepen passion and engagement with art and those who create it, and impact culture on a global scale. At Artsy, we envision a future where everyone is moved by art everyday.


At Artsy there are no specific work hours or policies, no pointless bureaucracy. We only care that you achieve inspiring results and are a joy to work with. This means you must be highly energetic, enthusiastic, and resourceful—no problem is too big or too small for you to tackle. You will enjoy both responsibility and autonomy in your work.


Artsy has five core values that will inform your experience at Artsy.

Art x Science: We believe in uniting empathy with logic, emotion with data, and intuition with research in everything we do. Whether in business strategy or design, culture or code, we seek the magic that happens when the often separate worlds of art and science come together.

People are Paramount: We spend extraordinary energy finding the best person for a job—and once found, we give them the trust and autonomy to be CEO of their role. We avoid pointless bureaucracy and prefer to empower people with information rather than limit them with process.

Quality Worthy of Art: We aim to create an experience worthy of all the world’s art and so hold ourselves to the highest standards in all our work. We believe that the best long term quality comes from rapid shipping, iterating, and learning as we go.

Positive Energy: We know positivity and optimism benefit our work, and we harness positive energy as a vehicle towards greater awareness, growth, and collaboration. We believe in cultivating a positive relationship to art as opposed to one based on exclusivity or scarcity.

Openness: We believe in being open with each other and the world—whether in open-sourcing our code, sharing feedback, or building a diverse and inclusive work culture. We believe in bringing our full selves to work and manifesting an open world where everyone has access to art.

Artsy is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, disability, and veteran status.


Published: Thursday, March 21, 2019 16:15 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, March 21, 2019 16:15 UTC