Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers

274 Cedar Hill Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

Date Posted:
August 29, 2018

Central Massachusetts



Appraisal & Auction Services Assistant, Marlborough, MA

Skinner, New England’s leading auction house for antiques & fine art, seeks an Assistant for the Appraisal and Auction Services department. We are seeking a personable, detail-oriented individual who has the knowledge and skills to further the growth of this important area.
Maintain and manage daily flow of production of appraisals
Assist with proofing and editing all formal appraisals and preparing invoices to clients
Prepare contracts for clients prior to scheduling an appraisal
Schedule appraisals
Log in and track incoming mail inquiries and prepare response letters
Answer general inquiries regarding selling at auction and appraisal services
Assist with receipting consignments in house, if necessary, and assist specialists on house calls when necessary
Provide phone coverage for receptionist’s lunch break and as necessary for an absence
Provide assistance with bidder registration, internet bidding, phone bidding, etc., during auctions
Excellent customer service skills both over the phone and in person; Ability to multitask and to thrive in a fast-paced environment; 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.
How To Apply:
Please email (note “Appraisal Assistant/your last name" in the subject line) your resume and cover letter to:
Or mail resume and cover letter (no phone calls) to:
Attn: Careers
Skinner, Inc.
274 Cedar Hill St.
Marlborough, MA 01752
Apply by:
September 30, 2018
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.
About this Organization:
Skinner, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art and the largest major auction house headquartered in New England. With expertise in over 20 specialty collecting areas, Skinner draws the interest of buyers from all over the world and its auctions regularly achieve world record prices. Skinner provides a broad range of auction and appraisal services, and it is widely regarded as one of the most trusted names in the auction business. Skinner’s appraisal experts regularly appear on the PBS-TV series, Antiques Roadshow, and its specialty departments include American Furniture & Decorative Arts, American & European Paintings, Fine Prints & Photography, European Furniture & Decorative Arts, 20th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts, Fine Ceramics, Fine Jewelry, Couture, Fine Musical Instruments, Asian Works of Art, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Science & Technology, Militaria, Oriental Rugs & Carpets, American Indian & Ethnographic Art, Fine Judaica, Toys, Dolls & Collectibles, and Discovery. Skinner has galleries in Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts, as well as New York City and Miami, Florida.