Rock Island Auction is the World’s #1 auction house for collectible firearms and military memorabilia. We are known for offering unique, rare and one of a kind items not found anywhere else. We are also known for our outstanding customer service, our award winning catalogs and fun and exciting auctions. As a rapidly growing company, we welcome resumes and/or applications from those who enjoy working in a fast paced and constantly changing environment. We also offer comfortable employee amenities, including a new facility as well as a state-of-the-art exercise room. If you have an interest in history, firearms or serving clients in a unique and unusual environment, RIAC just might be the place for you! When you work for Rock Island Auction Company you will enjoy our new facility with comfortable employee amenities including a state-of-the-art fitness room.
If you are interested in any of the current openings below, or want to get your application on file, click on “Apply Now” or send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. You mail also mail it to Rock Island Auction Company, Attn: Human Resources, 7819 42nd St W, Rock Island, IL 61201. No phone calls please.
As a dynamic, financially secure company, we are hiring hardworking, ethical people to further develop great relationships with our current and potential consignors, resulting in consignment of the outstanding firearms we are known for.
A successful Acquisitions Associate will be highly motivated, dependable and professional. Requirements necessary for this position include sales experience along with great communication and closing skills. Experience in marketing and customer service is beneficial to excelling in this position. In this role you will devote a minimum of two weeks of travel per year to further business relations by attending trade shows and nationwide appointments.
Additional requirements as an Acquisitions Associate include: experience with Microsoft Office programs, answering a multi-line phone system, the ability to type 50 wpm and to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
This is full time position with benefits and room for advancement. Starting salary is $14 per hour. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with some weekend and overtime required.
Rock Island Auction Company, the World’s #1 firearms auction house is seeking Product Photographers. Subject material to include but is not limited to collectible antique and modern firearms as well as historical military memorabilia. Training will involve all aspects of this specialized photography. Our outstanding catalogs are well known throughout the industry largely due to our outstanding photography and understanding that the photography is secondary, the product comes first and that the perfect shot will entice the potential buyer.
A minimum of one year experience or an associate or bachelor degree in Graphics, Videography, Art or similar field is required. If you have an interest in history and firearms you will truly appreciate being a part of our team.
We are looking to fill a second shift position, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m., Monday thru Friday - some overtime and weekend work is required. Starting wage is $13.50 an hour. Training will take place on first shift, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for approximately 6 - 8 weeks. We offer health, dental and vision benefits.
INVENTORY PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Looking for something completely different? Rock Island Auction Company, the World’s #1 firearms auction house, is seeking an Inventory Production Assistant. If you are looking for diversity in a fast paced, fast growing environment, you will find it here. This is not your normal desk job, you will handle and process incoming inventory, move inventory within the warehouse and production floor and learn various areas of the auction process.
The requirements for this position are proven experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, a strong attention to detail, the ability to type 50 wpm and lift 50 pounds. Inventory processing experience a plus. This is a full-time position with benefits after 90 days. Overtime and some weekend work are required. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Salary is $13 per hr.
Road Crew (Part-Time)
If you want to see the world from the road, enjoy travel and are looking for a job that involves firearms and history, this is the job for you!
Rock Island Auction Company (RIAC) travels throughout the United States picking up firearms collections and related material. We are currently seeking part time employees to be part of our road crew. Duties will include, but are not limited to, driving, verifying inventory, packing items for transport, and providing excellent customer service. Some knowledge of collectible firearms is desired but not necessary.
This position requires: a DOT physical, if not current (RIAC, upon hire, will schedule and pay for the physical), ability to lift 50 lbs. and be able to be on your feet for extended periods of time. This is a part-time position. The number of trips will vary from none one month to two or three another month. Lengths of trips depend on route and number of stops – some will be a one day trip, others several days. Travel expenses are covered by RIAC. Pay will commensurate with experience and in relation to this position. Must be 21 or older.