Join Us on the Road to Success!

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

We are the largest collector car auction house globally, with over 130 employees across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Europe. We sell over US$750 million annually in high-quality collector cars through both auctions and private sales around the world.

Our business has been fueled by a love of cars and a passion for producing results since 1979. Our vertically integrated range of services assists collector car enthusiasts with everything from restoration and private sales to auctions and estate planning. Our expert team of Car Specialists, international footprint, and focus on product quality and inventiveness of presentation provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. The following achievements demonstrate our reach in the collector car hobby and showcase the caliber of our world-class team and partnerships:

  • #1 auction house by total value of cars sold in the past five consecutive years (2014–2018)
  • #1 in number of cars sold with a value greater than US$1,000,000 in the past five consecutive years (2014–2018)
  • #1 in number of cars sold with a value greater than US$250,000 in the past five consecutive years (2014–2018)
  • The preferred auction house for Ferrari, Porsche, and Aston Martin
  • The official auction partner for Formula 1™
  • A truly global auction house with auctions across at least six U.S. states and four countries each year
  • More than US$150,000,000 sold via private sales in 2018

Professionalism, enthusiasm for vintage automobiles, and the flexibility to work as part of an international team are qualities that top our list of requirements. Resumés and inquiries are welcome. Please send your resumé 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

We thank all applicants for their interest in our company and will respond should an applicant’s qualifications match any current opportunities. Otherwise, we will maintain your application in our database for future consideration.


Catalogue Writer & Editor

Job Title: Catalogue Writer & Editor
Reports to: Managing Catalogue Editor
Job Type:
Full-time Permanent
Location:
Detroit, Michigan - USA

Position Summary

This is an outstanding full-time opportunity for an experienced automotive writer to join our world-class Research & Editorial department, which is responsible for cataloguing, researching, and writing about all the consignments we offer through our various selling channels. The ideal candidate for this position is obsessed with classic cars, skilled at copy-editing, and motivated by the investigative research process, all while being highly organized, methodical, curious, and resourceful. The Catalogue Writer & Editor will join us in our recently established office in Detroit, Michigan.

Responsibilities

  • Researching, writing, and cataloguing motor cars or any other lots on consignment
  • Assigning and editing of freelance catalogue copy
  • Cataloguing of private collections
  • Maintaining and improving the vehicle database
  • Assisting with market research for appraisals and other related tasks
  • Assisting the Administration, PR, Marketing, and Client Services departments with automotive knowledge
  • Other activities as assigned by the Managing Catalogue Editor

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in History, Arts, Literature/English or similar
  • At least three years of experience writing about classic cars in a professional capacity
  • Exceptional writing and copy-editing ability
  • Highly organized with a methodical approach to work
  • Ability to prioritize and manage conflicting demands
  • Demonstrated time management skills
  • High level of integrity and work ethic

Work Conditions

  • Office environment
  • Evening/weekend work during busy periods
  • Occasional overnight travel

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and one relevant writing sample to hr@rmsothebys.com, with the subject line indicating the position for which you are applying. Failure to submit a cover letter may result in disqualification from consideration. Please note that only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

RM Sotheby’s is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with both Canadian and U.S. law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team at +1-519-352-4575 or at hr@rmsothebys.com.

Car Specialist

Job Title: Car Specialist
Reports to: Global Head of Auctions or Global Head of Private Sales
Job Type: Full-time Permanent
Location: 
We have offices in Canada (Chatham-Kent, ON), the United States (Detroit, MI; Los Angeles, CA; Auburn, IN; Stuart, FL; New York City, NY), and Europe (London, UK), and we welcome applicants who could work out of these offices or a remote office.

Position Summary

The role of Car Specialist at our company is mission critical, as our clients rely on the expertise, judgement, and honesty of our Car Specialist team. Each member of that team is fully committed to serving as a trusted advisor and providing the best client service in our industry. They must always maintain professionalism, tact, diplomacy, and sensitivity, and they must also possess a deep knowledge of and passion for the classic car hobby/industry. Applicants for this position will only be considered if they have demonstrable and proven collector car sales experience.

Responsibilities

  • Build lasting and trusted relationships with clients based on collector car expertise and quality advice
  • Be a trusted advisor to clients for buying and/or selling collector cars, at auction or privately
  • Help clients fulfill their passion, build/divest their collection, or make financial/portfolio decisions
  • Drive revenues through consignments for auctions, private sales, and/or online auction platform
  • Promote existing consignments, sales, and events to current or prospective clients
  • Generate and develop new clients by cold calling, networking, and following up on assigned leads
  • Research and communicate the history, provenance, and unique selling features of consignments
  • Keep up-to-date records on sales calls, client contacts, and details of meetings in a timely manner
  • Be a brand ambassador and represent RM Sotheby’s
  • Other activities as assigned by the Employer

Requirements

  • Deep and proven expertise in/knowledge of collector cars (beyond strong interest or passion)
  • Demonstrated and proven sales experience, preferably in collector cars
  • Degree or diploma in a business- or sales-related field desirable
  • Strong knowledge of sales principles, methods, practices, and techniques
  • Proven sales ability with capability to meet and surpass targets and goals
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to prioritize and manage conflicting demands
  • Comfort with cold calls and/or developing new relationships
  • High level of integrity and work ethic
  • Valid driver's license with a clean driving abstract
  • Fluency in English is necessary, but the ability to communicate in other languages is a plus
  • Prior car sales experience at modern or classic car dealer will be given preference

Work Conditions

  • Commission-driven compensation
  • Office environment
  • Evening/weekend work during auctions and busy periods
  • Extensive and frequent travel

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to HR@rmsothebys.com, with the subject line indicating the position for which you are applying. Failure to submit a cover letter may result in disqualification from consideration. Please note that only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

RM Sotheby’s is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with both Canadian and U.S. law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team at +1-519-352-4575 or at hr@rmsothebys.com.