London Spring 2019 Internship

Spring 2019 Internship

We are looking for an intern to assist with our March 2019 auction in a paid position.

The 10-week program is designed for you to experience an entire auction cycle. You will be primarily working alongside our auction team, but will also have the opportunity to work on the Cozio Archives.
During this internship you will become an integral part of our close-knit team as we prepare our rare instruments and bows for auction.

This opportunity requires no previous experience and is a great platform for anyone interested in starting a career in the arts. We are looking for a hands-on person who is enthusiastic and eager to learn, who is detail oriented, likes a challenge and enjoys engaging with people while being part of a team. Positive attitude is a must!

Phase 1: Behind the scenes, Pre-Sale

You will work with us to prepare the catalogue for our upcoming Auction, where you will experience responsibilities such as cataloguing, archiving, shipping and receiving. You will mainly assist our auction team as well as our photographer, luthier and other general office support.

Phase 2: Catalogue Online & Private Viewings

Once the catalogue is online, our doors open for private viewing appointments and the office fills with clients from all over the world, coming to view and try out the instruments and bows.

You will help to coordinate these viewings and also assist with general office, client and front of house support.

You will also have the opportunity to work the Cozio Archive, the world’s largest reference of string instruments and bows.

Phase 3: Sale End & Post-Sale

On the final two days of the auction, we host a large-scale public viewing at our viewing location, Burlington House. This is the culmination of the auction process! You will help steward the viewing that draws bidders from all over the world.

Once the sale ends you will see the results of the previous months of hard work we put into the sale as a team (and new world records set!).

After the sale ends, you will be helping with post-sale logistics – assisting with buyer collections & shipments. During this exciting time, you will be learning about CITES, Export Licenses and help with processing valuable Certificates!


Candidates must be over 18 and eligible to work in the UK.

Availability & Dates

You must be available to work for the entire internship as well as our public viewing weekend. You can find all timings and dates below – please be aware that these are non-flexible.

Internship duration: 21 January –29 March, Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm

Public viewing weekend: Sunday 17 March – 8am – 7pm, Monday 18 March – 9am – 8pm


Payment for the 10 week internship will be £3,000.


To apply, please send answers to the following questions in no more than 50 words each along with a PDF copy of your CV in the application form below.

– How do you know about Tarisio?

– What excites you about this internship?

– What do you think will challenge you about this internship?

– Tell us something (that is not on your CV!) that you have done in your life, of which you are particularly proud.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 6 January 2019

Interviews: Friday 11 January 2019


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