Work With Us

Are you looking for an exciting career in philately?

Sparks Auctions is looking for people with integrity and attention to detail to become lotters and describers for our auctions as employees or contractors. These are exciting times in the philatelic trade, and as our company grows, we want to be ready to meet the high expectations of hundreds of consignors each year and continue to create appealing sales for our thousands of bidders and buyers.

The right applicants will have good general knowledge of stamps, postal history and the current market for philatelic material. They will have the ability to use a variety of catalogues and the Internet to source information about a range of material, from common to very specialized, and to evaluate it. They will have a keen eye for condition and a deep desire to maximize value for consignors. They will be curious, well-organized and methodical. They will enjoy solitary work and teamwork equally. Experience with modern computer suites is a requirement and data entry experience would be an asset. Proprietary system training will be provided.

Employment can begin immediately, with compensation commensurate with experience, and could be full-time or part-time. This work requires in-person attendance at our headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, with most work happening during a standard work week, and as required to support sale days. We are open to qualified applicants from around the world, whether you are already in the trade and looking for a change, or if you’ve always dreamed of building a career in philately.

Please send your resume, highlighting related experience to General Manager Peter MacDonald for consideration. There is no deadline to apply – if this posting is online, we are still interested in hearing from you.