Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers

274 Cedar Hill Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

Date Posted:
August 29, 2018

Central Massachusetts



20th Century Department 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.
  • Provide auction support, including inventory, 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 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
  • 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
How To Apply:

Please email (note “20th C Specialist/your last name" in the subject line) your resume and cover letter to:
No phone calls please

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.