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Anime and Everything Cool Animation Art - Cataloguer/Writer

Heritage Auctions
Irving, Texas, United States (on-site)
26 days ago


Are you knowledgeable with animation art and animation history? Set your sights on a career at Heritage Auctions, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices in New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, London, Hong Kong, and other cities. Heritage Auctions is the largest auction house founded in the U.S. and serves more than 40 different auction categories, including Coins, Sports, Comics, Historical, Jewelry, Fine & Decorative Art, Wine, and many more. 
Responsible for describing the rich history of Japanese’s Anime animation art as well as modern day “Everything Cool” Animation Art (i.e. “Batman the Animated Series”, The Simpson’s”, “Ren and Stimpy” “Sponge Bob Square Pants” “Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas” and more) This position reports to the Vice President of Animation and Anime Art. This position entails writing and researching authenticity of artwork, writing about the historical importance of anime and Everything Cool Animation Art, carefully examine and communicating artwork condition, and writing detailed narrative descriptions for lots of animation production cels, animation drawings, storyboards, layout drawings, production backgrounds, model sheets, concept art, historical animation and studio ephemera, and so much more.

This is NOT a graphic/illustration designer position. 


include the following:

  • Candidate should be well acquainted with animation art, including but not restricted to knowledge of specific animation films and TV specials, and of the studios that produce them.
  • Evaluates animation/anime art, including production art, drawings, concept art, cels and cel background art.
  • Knowledge of Disney Animation Art and Anime Animation art
  • Schedules animation/anime art consignments for auction.
  • Writes descriptions for online and catalog display based on notes from consignor, the Director of Animation/Anime Art, and based on personal knowledge.
  • Answers inquiries.
  • Assists at previews and actively participates in auctions.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • Must have a high school degree or equivalent
  • Must have a minimum of two years education and/or experience in working with evaluating animation art, or the ability to demonstrate comparable expertise
  • Extensive knowledge of hand drawn animation history and detailed knowledge about physical animation art required


  • Must be highly proficient in basic Microsoft applications, specifically Word and Excel, have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, high ability to multitask, pay great attention to detail, and have a positive attitude with exceptional customer service skills.
  • Public speaking talents are a plus!


  • Individuals must be able to work in a fast-paced, team-focused environment.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • The following are attributes that we are seeking in all employees at Heritage:
  • Self-motivation, intelligence, and strong work ethic.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Ability to follow set standards and take direction.
  • Ability to analyze and propose solutions to problems.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-project, and dynamic environment.
  • Absolute drive to complete projects on time and in a detailed manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills: accurate and thorough.
  • Excellent communication skills: listening, writing, and verbal.

Heritage Auctions welcomes and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, mature workers, and persons with disabilities. EOE

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67695063
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Irving, Texas, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Heritage Auctions
  • Position Title: Anime and Everything Cool Animation Art - Cataloguer/Writer
  • Job Function: Writing / Screenwriting
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: None

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