Skinner

Auctioneers and Appraisers

Current Job Openings

Skinner seeks the best and brightest candidates to join our team of auction and appraisal professionals. Skinner employees are highly motivated and talented specialists with varied areas of expertise and a flexible, hands-on approach when working with clients.

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Auction Coordinator, Marlborough, MA
Website & Client Support, Marlborough, MA
Auction Assistant, Marlborough, MA
Auction Assistant, Boston, MA
Warehouse Assistant, Marlborough, MA
20th Century Design Specialist, Marlborough, MA
Asian Art Specialist, Marlborough, MA


Auction Coordinator, Marlborough, MA

Responsibilities:

• Primarily responsible for gallery set-up for previews, auctions, and events
• Photographing items for auctions
• Entering and coordinating phone bids for auctions
• Hiring, managing and scheduling auction assistants
• Some weekend and evening hours necessary

Qualifications:

Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and operate well under pressure is required
Management and previous gallery or auction house experience is preferred

Salary commensurate with experience. Skinner offers a competitive package including salary, profit sharing, 401K, health & dental insurance, paid vacation, and a unique and varied working environment.

Please email (note “Auction Coordinator/Your Last Name” in the subject line) your resume and cover letter to:

careers@skinnerinc.com

Or mail resume and cover letter (no phone calls) to:

Attn: Careers

Skinner, Inc.

274 Cedar Hill St.

Marlborough, MA 01752

Application deadline: 11/30/17


Website & Client Support, Marlborough, MA

Skinner is seeking a versatile and enthusiastic member to join the fast-paced auction environment. Duties include publishing website content and digital image processing with a goal to producing and maintaining a high quality user experience across digital platforms. The role also supports clients bidding online with Skinner and its partner sites through phone and email communication. This position requires a creative thinker who embraces new technologies and who is able to collaborate effectively across the organization and with Skinner’s clients to satisfy the needs of both internal and external customers.

Qualifications:

• Minimum Bachelor’s degree. Experience in the arts, and/or one year’s full-time experience in marketing or related field preferred.

• Team player, good collaborator, and self-starter.

• Strong creative, strategic, and organizational skills.

• Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, familiarity with graphic design principles and web publishing platforms a plus.

Salary commensurate with experience. Skinner offers a competitive package including salary, profit sharing, 401K, health & dental insurance, paid vacation, and a unique and varied working environment.

Please email (note “Web & Client Support/Your Last Name” in the subject line) your resume and cover letter to:

careers@skinnerinc.com

Or mail resume and cover letter (no phone calls) to:

Attn: Careers

Skinner, Inc.

274 Cedar Hill St.

Marlborough, MA 01752

Application deadline: 11/30/17


Auction Assistant, Marlborough, MA

New England’s leading auction house seeks responsible, team-oriented, and driven Auction Assistants to work at the Marlborough Gallery. Weekday shifts with evening and weekend work required. Flexibility of schedule is a must.

Responsibilities:

• Prepare and style gallery for auctions

• Assist clients during auction previews

• Participate in fundamental tasks during auctions

Qualifications:

• Must be able to lift 35 to 40 lbs and climb a ladder

• Strong interpersonal skills

Please email (note “AA, Marlborough/Your Last Name” in the subject line) your resume and cover letter to:

careers@skinnerinc.com

Or mail resume and cover letter (no phone calls) to:

Attn: Careers

Skinner, Inc.

274 Cedar Hill St.

Marlborough, MA 01752

Application deadline: 11/30/17


Auction Assistant, Boston, MA

New England’s leading auction house seeks responsible, team-oriented, and driven Auction Assistants to work at the Boston Gallery. Weekday shifts with evening and weekend work required. Flexibility of schedule is a must.

Responsibilities:

• Prepare and style gallery for auctions

• Assist clients during auction previews

• Participate in fundamental tasks during auctions

Qualifications:

• Must be able to lift 35 to 40 lbs and climb a ladder

• Strong interpersonal skills

Please email (note “AA, Boston/Your Last Name” in the subject line) your resume and cover letter to:

careers@skinnerinc.com

Or mail resume and cover letter (no phone calls) to:

Attn: Careers

Skinner, Inc.

274 Cedar Hill St.

Marlborough, MA 01752

Application deadline: 11/30/17


Warehouse Assistant, Marlborough, MA

Skinner, New England’s leading auction house for antiques & fine art, seeks an assistant to the Warehouse Manager. Part-time and full-time positions available.

Responsibilities:

  • Pack, unpack and bin property
  • Assist with photo shoots and set up of previews for auctions
  • Load and unload trucks
  • Do inventories & update database
  • Work with Transportation Dept. on the road as needed
  • Provide excellent customer service

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to live and move a minimum of 80 lbs.
  • Flexibility for performing different tasks
  • No experience required but previous warehouse work a plus
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required
  • Highschool diploma or equivalent

The successful candidate must be able to lift and move a minimum of 80 lbs and should possess computer proficiency, attention to detail, and a can-do attitude. The ability to juggle multiple tasks and work collaboratively as a team member is a must.

Please email (note “Warehouse Assistant/Your Last Name” in the subject line) your resume and cover letter to:

careers@skinnerinc.com

Or mail resume and cover letter (no phone calls) to:

Attn: Careers
Skinner, Inc.
274 Cedar Hill St.
Marlborough, MA 01752

Application deadline: 11/30/17


20th Century Design Specialist, Marlborough, MA

Skinner, New England’s leading auction house for antiques & fine art, seeks a Specialist with a concentration in Modernism (1895-present) including decorative arts and furniture for the 20th Century Design department.

Responsibilities:

• Provide pre-auction support, including appraisals, inventory preparation, cataloging, and photography assistance as required
• Liaise with Skinner appraisal services, marketing and inventory departments
• Receive inquiries for auction appraisals and take in consignment material under supervision of the department head
• Provide department head with administrative and logistical support as needed
• Perform auction and departmental duties as assigned
• Liaise into the Skinner auction schedule to provide assistance with sale registration, internet bidding and phone bidding

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should possess 2-5 years experience in appraising and cataloging decorative arts and furniture in an auction house, gallery, museum or related field. Computer proficiency, including Word and database programs. Attention to detail, aesthetic sense, can-do attitude, ability to juggle multiple tasks, adhere to strict deadlines and work collaboratively as a team member a must. Knowledge of auction house software and systems a plus.

Salary commensurate with experience. Skinner offers a competitive package including salary, profit sharing, 401K, health insurance, dental insurance, paid vacation, and a unique and varied working environment.

Please email (note “20th Century Specialist/your last name” in the subject line) your resume and cover letter to:

careers@skinnerinc.com

Or mail resume and cover letter (no phone calls) to:

Attn: Careers
Skinner, Inc.
274 Cedar Hill St.
Marlborough, MA 01752

Application deadline: 11/30/17


Asian Art Specialist, Marlborough, MA

Skinner, New England’s leading auction house for antiques & fine art, seeks a Specialist for the Asian Works of Art department. We are in need of a Specialist to assist in providing curatorial, business development, auction, and administrative support for the Asian Art Department. We are seeking a personable, detail-oriented individual who has the knowledge and skills to further the growth of this important area.

Responsibilities:

• Provide pre-auction support, including appraisals, inventory preparation, cataloging, and photography assistance as required
• Develop and execute plans for new business in conjunction with department team
• Liaise with Skinner marketing communications and public relations
• Coordinate with Skinner inventory and production departments
• Receive inquiries for auction, consignment and appraisals services
• Provide department team with administrative and logistical support
• Liaise into the full Skinner auction schedule

Qualifications:

The successful candidate should possess a minimum of 3–5 years experience in appraising Asian antiques in an auction house, gallery, museum or related field. Computer proficiency, attention to detail, aesthetic sense, can-do attitude, ability to juggle multiple tasks and adhere to strict deadlines, and work collaboratively as a team member a must. Knowledge of auction house software and systems a plus. Knowledge of the Mandarin language preferred.

Salary commensurate with experience. Skinner offers a competitive package including salary, profit sharing, 401K, health insurance, dental insurance, paid vacation, and a unique and varied working environment.

Please email (note “Asian Art Specialist/your last name” in the subject line) your resume and cover letter to:

careers@skinnerinc.com

Or mail resume and cover letter (no phone calls) to:

Attn: Careers
Skinner, Inc.
274 Cedar Hill St.
Marlborough, MA 01752

Application deadline: 11/30/17

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