Communications Manager Arts & Interiors (Freelance)

Who we are

A piece of the moon, a complete dinosaur skeleton, the Pope's hat, the world's smallest book - at Catawiki, we come across exceptional objects such as these every day. 

Catawiki is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell special objects. We offer over 75,000 special objects in auction every week — each reviewed and selected by one of Catawiki’s hundreds of in-house experts specialised in Art, Design, Jewellery, Fashion, Classic Cars, Collectables and many more.

We've sold 10 million unique items to date and it’s our mission to become the world’s most popular auction destination for special objects.

We’re an innovative, pioneering and fast-growing scale-up. If you think you can make a difference to our team, go ahead and apply.

About the Job

  • This is a freelance assignment for an initial period of 6 months
  • Ideally part-time
  • Role is based in Amsterdam, but we’re open to remote applicants
  • Please note that if your area of expertise is stronger in the Arts than Interiors (or the other way around) we still encourage you to apply for this role. 

Catawiki is split into 4 business units: Luxury, Collectables, Arts and Interiors. The Arts department tailors to art lovers who want to own a piece of history or have a contemporary artwork, to reflect their unique personality. The Interiors department serves aesthetic lovers who want to embellish their homes with one-of-a-kind design pieces and decorative items. Our Art and Interiors audience share many synergies and passions. Both departments are growing fast and we’re looking for a Communications Manager who can support both divisions in their ambition to continue to grow their credibility, awareness and engagement within the B2B and B2C art and interiors world.  

As our Arts & Interiors Communications manager you will be responsible for driving and implementing key communications activities focused on Fine Arts, Decorative Objects and Furniture. Reporting into our Director of Communications, this role involves seamlessly shifting from creating pitches and press releases, to engaging media outlets and working on high visibility cross-functional marketing campaigns and partnerships. 

Ensuring we use data in all of our activities will also be an integral part of your role. Within this role you will also play a key role in advising both the Arts and Interiors departments in their activities, ranging from auction themes, to partnerships, events and strategies. 

What you’ll do:

  • Build strong relationships with key Arts, Design and Interiors journalists across our key markets;
  • Write news releases, pitch media opportunities and secure top tier media coverage for Catawiki’s Arts and Interiors departments - with a focus on France, Italy, Germany and the Benelux. 
  • Manage proactive communications campaigns from A to Z;
  • Work with the wider Marketing team and Arts & Interiors departments to develop campaigns, activations, partnerships and provide advice where needed; 
  • Continuously spot opportunities to further enhance Catawiki’s positioning and awareness with potential users and the Arts & Interiors community;
  • Report against KPIs and manage tracking.

Who you are: 

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in PR and the Arts & Interiors world;
  • University degree in communications, journalism, media, Arts & Interiors or related fields; 
  • Incredibly passionate about our mission and goals;
  • Creative, an innovator and an ability to think big; 
  • Hard working, hands-on and pressure resistant. Owner mentality and a willingness to roll up your sleeves, dive deep and get the job done in an ambiguous environment;
  • Results-driven and understand the importance of reporting against KPIs;
  • Professional level of writing and editing skills required; 
  • Existing relationships with leading Arts & Design journalists is required; 
  • Global or multi-country operating experience is a plus; 
  • Bilingual in French, Italian, German, Dutch or Spanish is a plus.

Here’s what we can offer you

This is your chance to become part of a fast but sustainable growing tech company! You will have an exciting role in a young, fast-growing, dynamic & international organisation. You'll be part of an enthusiastic, highly motivated team of +45 marketeers; you'll have big responsibilities and can really create something. Additionally you can expect:

  • A diverse and international team with over 50 different nationalities; 
  • A great office located in the heart of Amsterdam with an easy-going atmosphere; 
  • Our entrepreneurial environment encourages everyone to take initiative and experiment with new ideas. You’ll actively contribute to the growth of the Catawiki platform.

Our commitment to you 

Catawiki’s eclectic team represents an international and intergenerational mix of people from different professional and cultural backgrounds. We foster an inclusive and queer-friendly work environment, committed to making every Catawikian feel welcomed and empowered. Whatever your story, we encourage you to bring your unique perspective to the table.

Catawiki stands with Ukraine and encourages people displaced by the current conflict to apply. In addition to the several initiatives we’ve launched, we’re open to ideas on ways we can continue to support the humanitarian effort.

Our offices and new way of working

We’ve embraced an activity-based way of working, meaning our team can choose how they split their work week between home and the office, in line with our remote framework and guidelines. In locations where we have physical offices, most employees enjoy two days at the office to connect and collaborate with each other.

Our experts and sales staff in local markets work 100% remotely – in most cases from home. Some key positions are hired remotely, while we also offer relocation services for colleagues needing to be closer to the office.


Apply directly with an English CV and cover letter by submitting your information at the bottom of this page. By submitting your application you agree to Catawiki’s Applicant Privacy Policy.

If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Flexible Working
We champion flexibility. We’re continually incorporating hybrid elements, while employees choose how they split their work between the office and home.
Stock Options
We make sure all Catawikians can share in the company's success.
Excellent benefits
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