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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Asian Art Specialist, Marlborough, MA

20th Century Design Specialist, Marlborough, MA

Auction Assistant, Marlborough, MA

Warehouse Assistant, Marlborough, MA

Fine Art Handling & Transportation Assistant, Marlborough, MA

 


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

 


 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 the 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 submit cover letter & resume to careers@skinnerinc.com noting 20th Century Specialist/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 by October 29th.

 


Warehouse Assistant, Marlborough, MA

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

Responsibilities:

Pack, unpack and bin property
Help load and unload trucks
Prepare and style gallery for auctions
Assist clients during auctions and previews
Inventory and database management
Assist the Transportation Dept. as needed

Qualifications:

Must be able to lift minimum 80 lbs.
Flexibility in performing different tasks
Strong interpersonal skills
Occasional night and weekend work
High School diploma or equivalent

Salary: $12/hr.

Please submit cover letter & resume to careers@skinnerinc.com noting Warehouse/Marlborough/your last name in the subject line by October 29th.


Fine Art Handling & Transportation Assistant, Marlborough, MA

Skinner, New England’s leading auction house for antiques & fine art, seeks a Transportation Assistant.

Responsibilities:
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.

Please email (note “Transportation/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

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.

Application deadline: October 29, 2018

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