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Director, Fine Books & Rare Manuscripts Department

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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.

Responsibilities:

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
 

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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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Oriental Rugs and Carpets Specialist

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Skinner, New England’s leading auction house for antiques & fine art, seeks a specialist in oriental rugs and carpets. We are in need of a specialist 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.

The successful candidate will need to: provide pre-auction support, including inventory, cataloging, and photography assistance as required; coordinate with Skinner inventory and production 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 duties as assigned and liaise into the Skinner auction schedule to provide assistance with sale registration, internet bidding and phone bidding.

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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Coins & Currency Specialist

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Skinner, New England’s leading auction house for antiques & fine art, seeks a specialist in Coins & Currency. We are in need of a specialist 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.

The successful candidate will need to: provide pre-auction support, including inventory, cataloging, and photography assistance as required; coordinate with Skinner inventory and production 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 duties as assigned and liaise into the Skinner auction schedule to provide assistance with sale registration, internet bidding and phone bidding.

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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Associate Specialist

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10th June 2019

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Phillips is an international auction house, conducting sales of 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Modern & Contemporary Editions, Jewels and Watches. Phillips is currently seeking an ambitious and motivated individual to fill a full-time Associate Specialist position within our Photographs department.

Based in London, the primary focus of the position will be to lead the cataloguing of property for auctions, valuations and private sales and conduct research to determine authenticity, provenance, bibliography and exhibition history, liaising with outside experts where relevant, while cultivating networks among collectors, dealers, curators and others in order to develop and maintain best-in-class knowledge of the Photographs market and to support the department in sourcing and selling property.

In addition to this, the Associate Specialist will be responsible for supporting the department co-heads with business getting efforts by driving and handling the groundwork for department business getting trips, undertaking client research and assisting with client development tasks in collaboration with the global client development team, working with the department administrator to finalise a schedule for client visits and handling estimate requests.

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Business Manager, Finance

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31st May 2019

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Phillips is an international auction house, conducting sales of Contemporary Art, Photographs, Design, Modern & Contemporary Editions, Jewels and Watches. Phillips is currently seeking a highly organised, pro-active, numerate and motivated individual to fulfill a full-time Business Manager, Finance position.

Based in the heart of London, with travel to our other Phillips locations as required, the primary focus of the position will be to act as a business partner to the 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Photographs and Editions departments with the remit to realise commercial and financial objectives, ensuring success in driving and maximising growth and profitability across the Europe region. To achieve this, the Business Manager, Finance will report to the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Europe and work closely with the International Commercial Deals Manager and the legal team to ensure profitability and compliance of deals and transactions, ensuring that Company sale processes and procedures are effective and efficient, reviewing and implementing as necessary, in alignment with best practice.

This Business Manager, Finance will also be responsible for providing leadership, guidance and assistance to the departments, primarily to the 20th Century and Contemporary Art department, on logistical, financial and organisational tasks. The department’s London based Business Coordinator will have a dotted reporting line to the Business Manager, Finance, and both roles will lead the monthly Administrator meetings company-wide in Europe, maintaining an environment of solid administrative communication and organisational excellence and effective cost management throughout the sale process.
 

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