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Shipping and Inventory Associate

M S Rau Inc
New Orleans, LA 70130
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M.S. Rau, founded in 1912, is an internationally recognized leader in rare and important antiques, fine art and jewelry. Our philosophy of ultimate client satisfaction has guided us for over a century, solidifying our commitment to building life-long relationships of trust with each client. https://www.rauantiques.com

We are currently seeking a Shipping and Inventory Associate who will monitor and facilitate the flow and storage of merchandise. This position will provide daily assistance with all shipping and receiving needs, including working with parcel carriers, merchandise condition assessment, and safe packaging and transport of luxury goods. This is a rare opportunity to work for an incredible company that has acquired and sold some of the world's most important and extraordinary antiques, works of art and jewelry.

This position pays $18/hour working Monday Friday 8:30 to 5:00 with some Saturday work required.

Essential Functions

  1. Responsible for handling, transporting, and displaying art and antiques in a large modern gallery
  2. Coordinate the condition review, packing, and shipping of highly delicate goods
  3. Usage of shipping software for label creation and delivery needs
  4. Handle requests for shipment quotes and submit findings
  5. Organize queues for outbound products
  6. Update merchandise movement through gallery software
  7. Perform regular checks on inventory and review condition reports
  8. Understand and continually learn inventory repair needs and maintenance
  9. Perform other similar or related duties as requested or assigned.



  • Associates degree or equivalent education
  • 1+ years shipping and/or inventory experience
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver's license with a good driving record


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Proficient in Salesforce, Quip, and other business specific software
  • Some antique restoration knowledge preferred


  • Capable of promoting teamwork within the department and in coordination with other departments
  • Read, speak and write English with math knowledge to count delivered shipped finished goods and bill of lading/receivers
  • Must be organized, detailed oriented, thorough, self-motivated, disciplined, flexible, patient and possess spontaneous decision capabilities
  • Self-management, initiative and individual judgment is expected
  • Skills in organizing and scheduling assets
  • Strong abstract and critical thinking skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and good organizational skills
  • Understanding of data analytics to find efficiencies and opportunities for growth


  • Heightened level of sensitivity toward customer satisfaction
  • Ability to maintain a highly confidential nature
  • Ability to follow recommended procedures
  • Ability to work effectively with clients, vendors and employees
  • Ability to convey a positive and professional image to internal and external customers
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to follow and improve procedures
  • Ability to abide by all policies and procedures and hold coworkers accountable for the same
  • Trustworthiness and discretion are expected.

Work Environment
This is a physically demanding position with employees working mostly in a gallery environment but occasionally in a warehouse environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

Physical Demands

The following are needed to perform the essential functions of the position which include but are not limited to:

  • Ability to raise or lower objects from one level or another (includes pushing and pulling) up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to frequently walk, bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, and climb.
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to read documents for general understanding (correspondence/memos).
  • Ability to read documents for analytical purposes, reading for high degree of accuracy (contracts/technical reports).
  • Ability to view video display terminals (VTD) for extended periods of time.
  • Advanced application of manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination is also required.


M.S. Rau offers a comprehensive and flexible benefits package that fits you and your family's needs. Benefits are focused on the health and wellness, financial well-being, and work-life balance of our employees. We offer:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Commuter Spending Accounts
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401(k) with match
  • Vacation Pay
  • Sick Pay
  • Paid Holidays
  • On-site Gym

EEO Statement

We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

Posted: 2020-09-15 Expires: 2020-10-16

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