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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Transportation Assistant, Marlborough, MA
Warehouse Assistant, Marlborough, MA
20th Century Design Specialist, Marlborough, MA
Asian Art Specialist, Marlborough, MA


Transportation Assistant, Marlborough, MA

Skinner Marlborough is seeking an energetic individual to work in the Transportation Department.

Responsibilities:

  • Pick up and pack Property from our customers’ homes, storage facilities, museums, etc.
  • Locate property in our warehouse for inventory, pack and load property onto trucks for delivery to our Boston Gallery.
  • Provide excellent customer service in a professional manner and problem solve in a timely manner.

Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate should have 1-2 years of related experience, but we will train the right person.
  • Physical strength and stamina as there is very heavy lifting involved.
  • Willingness to endure long days when necessary in order to get the job at hand finished.
  • Some night and weekend work and must be able to travel overnight as necessary.
  • Must be available to work auctions as requested.

Please email (note “Transportation” 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: 6/30/17


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: 6/30/17


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: 6/30/17


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: 6/30/17

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