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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Marketing & Communications Specialist, Marlborough, MA
Auction Assistant, Boston, MA
American Indian & Ethnographic Art Director, Marlborough, MA
20th Century Design Specialist, Marlborough, MA
Asian Art Specialist, Marlborough, MA


Marketing & Communications Specialist, Marlborough, MA

Skinner is seeking a talented, versatile Marketing & Communications specialist to join the fast-paced auction environment. Duties include implementation of digital marketing programs; website content, digital image processing, email, and social media with a goal to producing and maintaining a high quality user experience across digital platforms. This position requires a creative thinker who embraces new technologies and who is able to collaborate effectively across the organization, to implement content strategies, generate support and share outcomes while adhering to a marketing content calendar.

Qualifications:

• Minimum Bachelor’s degree and one year’s full-time experience in marketing, public relations or related field preferred.
• Strong working knowledge and experience with Adobe Creative Suite and familiarity with graphic design principles.
• Strong creative, strategic, and organizational skills.
• Familiarity with WordPress, HTML, CSS preferred.
• Demonstrated experience with social media platforms.
• Team player, good collaborator, and self-starter.

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 “Marketing & Communications 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: 4/30/17


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, evening and weekend shifts available. 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: 5/5/17


American Indian & Ethnographic Art Director, Marlborough, MA

Skinner, New England’s leading auction house for antiques & fine art, seeks a Director for the American Indian & Ethnographic Arts Department with working knowledge of historic and contemporary art and familiarity with Tribal art including African and Oceanic art.

Responsibilities:

• Daily management of the American Indian & Ethnographical department
• Develop and execute plan for new business
• Receive inquiries for auction appraisals and take in consignment material
• Manage departmental marketing communications and public relations and liaise with Skinner corporate marketing
• Provide pre-auction support, including inventory, cataloging, and photography assistance as required
• Coordinate with Skinner inventory and production departments
• Provide administrative and logistical support as needed
• Perform auction duties as assigned

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should possess a minimum 5 years experience in appraising and cataloging objects 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. 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 “American Indian Art Director/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: 5/31/17


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: 5/31/17


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: 5/31/17

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