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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Fine Books & Manuscripts Director, Marlborough, MA

Front Desk Receptionist, Marlborough, MA

Fine Art Handling & Transportation, Marlborough, MA

Marketing Manager, Marlborough, MA

Auction Assistant, Boston, MA

Auction Assistant, Marlborough, MA

 


Fine Books & Manuscripts Director, Marlborough, MA

Description:

Skinner, New England’s leading auction house for antiques & fine art, seeks a Director for our Fine Books and Manuscripts department. We are in need of a Director to provide curatorial, business development, auction, and administrative support for the Department. We are seeking a personable, detail-oriented individual who has the knowledge and skills to further the growth of this important area.

Responsibilities:

  • Directing a team in a dynamic fast-paced environment.
  • Develop and execute a plan for new business
  • Manage departmental marketing communications and public relations; liaise with Skinner corporate marketing
  • Appraise, research and catalog items for auction
  • Oversee inquiries for auction, consignment and appraisals services
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office; end-user proficiency with online and social media platforms such as WordPress, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Liaise into the full Skinner auction schedule

Qualifications:

The successful candidate should possess minimum 5 years experience in appraising books and manuscripts 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.

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 submit cover letter & resume to careers@skinnerinc.com noting Recep/your last name in the subject line.

No phone calls, please. 

Apply by: December 12, 2019

 

Front Desk Receptionist, Marlborough, MA

Description:

Primarily responsible for answering all incoming telephone calls, greeting and assisting clients, maintaining a clean and orderly space in the lobby, at the front desk, and in preview rooms; responsible for staffing lobby desk during regular business hours as well as during special events and auctions. Other duties may include filing, paperwork dispositions, and responding to email inquiries. After-hours assistance with gallery and special projects as directed.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent customer service skills both over the phone and in-person
  • Ability to multi-task and to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with Cisco VoIP Call Manager a plus but willing to train the right candidate
  • Some weekend and evening hours required

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 submit cover letter & resume to careers@skinnerinc.com noting Recep/your last name in the subject line.

No phone calls, please. 

Apply by: December 6, 2019

 


Fine Art Handling & Transportation, Marlborough, MA

Description:

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 will train the right person; physical strength and stamina required 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.

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 submit cover letter & resume to careers@skinnerinc.com noting FA-Handling/your last name in the subject line.

No phone calls, please. 

Apply by: December 13, 2019


Marketing Manager, Marlborough, MA

Skinner is searching for an experienced full-time Marketing Manager. The Marketing Manager is a highly interactive and personable marketing professional, responsible for managing all facets of the company’s digital and print marketing efforts to grow the company’s base of consignors and buyers.  S/he will work within a team setting and must display a positive attitude and seek to provide or identify solutions to help create and preserve a cooperative and energized team.

Responsibilities Include:

Work with stakeholders to develop marketing plans, strategies, and budgets with specialty departments. Coordinate highlights, track placements and manage media and PR inquiries with a PR team for digital and print. Implement and maintain a schedule of organic and paid web promotions for auctions and events, incorporating strong SEO strategies.

  • Gather images and copy; design and build marketing materials including print ads, digital content, and other projects while adhering to company branding guidelines.
  • Develop and manage email programs to increase the subscriber base and improve conversion rates.
  • Work with IT team to increase website visits and conversion rates, manage and maintain website content, improve usability, design, and content. Continually review and improve SEO to drive organic traffic and monitor success.
  • Develop, oversee and contribute to the company’s social media platforms to improve online presence and engagement
  • Complete other duties as assigned to support the business

Qualifications:

  • 4-year degree in a marketing-related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in marketing, preferably within the antiques, arts, or luxury goods field.
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to write clear, eye-catching, and creative copy
  • Experience overseeing the design and production of web and print materials and content
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency in the use of social media
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and deadlines and juggle multiple priorities and deadlines without sacrificing quality
  • Ability to work independently and to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • An eye for detail/proofing, copyediting, design, and an understanding of branding
  • Customer service orientation – strong training and support skills

What we offer:
Salary commensurate with experience. Skinner provides a competitive package including salary, profit sharing, 401K, health insurance, dental insurance, paid vacation, and a unique and varied working environment. Please submit cover letter & resume to careers@skinnerinc.com noting Marketing/Marlborough/your last name in the subject line by December 2, 2019.


Auction Assistant, Boston, 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. The flexibility of schedule is a must.

Responsibilities:

• Prepare and style gallery for auctions
• Assist clients with 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 submit cover letter & resume to careers@skinnerinc.com noting AA/Boston/your last name in the subject line.


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. The flexibility of schedule is a must.

Responsibilities:

• Prepare and style gallery for auctions
• Assist clients with 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 submit cover letter & resume to careers@skinnerinc.com noting AA/Marlborough/your last name in the subject line. 


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