Intern/Trainee Post-War & Contemporary Artworks

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 role 

Do you have a passion for Post-War and Contemporary art? Are you eager to learn more about the industry and contribute to a dynamic team? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

Catawiki's Post-War and Contemporary Artworks Department is seeking an Art Expert Intern to join our team. As an Art Expert Intern, you will have the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals in the art industry, gain hands-on experience in art authentication, and assist with auction preparation.

A little about you

As a Post-War and Contemporary Art intern, you take every opportunity to prove yourself. You have built up demonstrable, relevant experience and knowledge built up during your education, internship or relevant project work. As such, you will be able to immediately contribute to our team. We’re looking for a proactive intern that has a passion for the field of Art!

Moreover, you are:

  • A passion for Post-War and Contemporary art
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Familiarity with art databases and online research tools
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited degree program in Art History, Fine Arts, or a related field
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • A hard worker whose mentality fits with our start-up
  • Great English communication skills. Dutch/French/Italian are a plus
  • Available for a minimum of 6 months, starting from April/May


  • Conduct screening and research on Post-War and contemporary artworks
  • Assist in authenticating artworks and preparing them for auction
  • Support the team in creating engaging auctions and marketing materials
  • Help manage the auction process from start to finish
  • Attend art events and exhibitions to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in the industry
  • Contribute to the team's social media presence and marketing efforts

Here’s what we can offer you

  • Gain hands-on experience in the art industry
  • Learn from experienced professionals in the field
  • Work with a diverse and international team with over 40 different nationalities
  • Attend art events and exhibitions
  • Contribute to the growth of an exciting and innovative company
  • The Catawiki Community gathers everyone together for everything from ‘CataFooty’ to International Food Festivals, Friday Drinks, Board Game Nights, Pub Quizzes and Boot Camps!


So, if you're a creative and curious individual with a passion for Post-War and Contemporary art, we want to hear from you! Apply today and take the first step in your art career with Catawiki.

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’re continually incorporating hybrid elements, while employees choose how they split their work between the office and home.

Excellent benefits
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