In addition to her role as an auctioneer, Perrin serves as Senior Vice President and Senior Director of Trusts, Estates & Wealth Management Services at Christie's International, which means she represents Christie's at conferences across the country and assists clients through major sales around the world.
When she's in New York City and not traveling for work, Perrin told Business Insider she wakes up at 5:45 a.m. every day. She works out with her personal trainer or goes for a run along the Hudson River, sometimes with her dog, Ryndie.
She says being an auctioneer is like "conducting an orchestra," because it requires juggling many different aspects, like keeping track of the numbers and "being the showman."
Tash Perrin has been an auctioneer at Christie's, the largest auction house in the world, for 18 years.
Perrin wakes up at 5:45 a.m. every day. When the weather's nice, she goes for a run along the Hudson River.
Sometimes her dog, Ryndie, accompanies her.
By 7 a.m., she's back her in apartment checking emails.
Perrin is "definitely a breakfast person," she says. "I can't imagine not having breakfast in the morning."
At about 8 a.m., Perrin takes the subway from Tribeca to the Christie's New York location at Rockefeller Center. It's about a 25-minute trip.
Depending on the day, she arrives at Christie's between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.
Perrin often starts her workday in New York with a meeting.
The auction Perrin will be leading today is a Design auction, so her next meeting is with the Design team at 9:30 a.m.
In the meantime, Perrin drinks her second coffee of the day.
Perrin's auction starts at 11 a.m.
Perrin says her job is like conducting an orchestra.
The auction wraps up at about 1:30 p.m., later than expected because the sale was so successful, Perrin said. She has missed her client lunch, but she typically eats something like a grilled salmon and mixed greens salad from Proper Food.
Some days, Perrin helps train her colleagues to become auctioneers. At 2 p.m., after her Design auction, she leads a training for Christie's employees accompanied by a fellow seasoned auctioneer, Richard Lloyd.
After the training, Perrin has another meeting, this time with her coworkers in the chairman's office, the Estates and Appraisals Department, as well as the Impressionist and Modern and Decorative Arts Departments, to finalize a proposal that has to go out before the end of the day.
Perrin leaves the office at about 7:30 p.m. to meet a client for drinks — the same client she was scheduled to have lunch with earlier in the day.
At 8:30 p.m., she meets friends for dinner.
By 10 p.m., Perrin is home, where her dog Ryndie is waiting for her arrival.