Sean Kelley

  • Auction Cataloging and Content Editing
  • Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • Aug 10, 2020
Full time Auction Set-Up Online Auction Cataloging

Personal Summary

My name is Sean Kelley and I graduated with a degree in history from Michigan State University in 2013. My love for history and research led me on a path working as a content editor and cataloger for the online estate sale and auction website Everything But The House. At EBTH I became highly knowledgable on the subjects of antique silver and vintage electronics; though I contributed content and research to all categories including fine art, furniture, and more. I presently work in accounting, but I very much miss working with antiques, vintage goods, collectibles, etc. In my free time I am a painter and freelance illustrator, as well as an avid record collector. I just moved to Grand Rapids with my partner and her two cats, and I'm looking to get involved in the auction/estate sale scene here; especially because of the town being such a hub of great midcentury modern furniture.

Work Experience

Content Editor & Cataloger
Aug 2016 - Feb 2019 Everything But The House
  • Played an integral role in establishing and applying grammatical and formatting standards for an online auction website with an international customer base.

  • Researched, wrote, and revised online auction listings; specializing in silver, electronics, automobiles, and art.

  • Worked closely with photography and marketing teams to ensure accurate provenance and attractive auction listings.

Accounting & Customer Service Analyst
Jul 2019 - Aug 2020 Nalcor LLC
  • Streamlined existing wholesale account registration process, effectively increasing successful customer registrations by over 20%.

  • Automated the company‚Äôs existing manual invoicing system, saving the company four hours a day in labor.

  • Works closely with small business owners, handling all returns and exchange requests.

Education

BA in History
Aug 2011 - Dec 2013 Michigan State University