Fine Books & Manuscripts Director job at Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers | Marlborough | Art Jobs

Fine Books & Manuscripts Director




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Skinner, New England’s leading auction house for antiques & fine art, seeks a Director for our Fine Books and Rare Manuscripts department. The Director provides 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.


Directing a team in a dynamic fast paced environment.

Develop and execute plan for new business

Appraise, research and catalog items for auction

Manage efficient and timely flow of department inventory to auction

Oversee inquiries for auction, consignment, and appraisal services

Manage departmental marketing communications and public relations

Proficiency with Microsoft Office; end user proficiency with online and social media platforms such as Wordpress, Facebook, and Twitter


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, 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.

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