Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers

274 Cedar Hill Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

Date Posted:
August 29, 2018

Central Massachusetts




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.
Provide pre-auction support, including appraisals, inventory preparation, cataloging, and photography assistance as required
Develop and execute plan for new business in conjunction with department team
Liaise into Skinner marketing communications, public relations and Skinner corporate marketing
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 Skinner auction schedule
The ideal candidate should possess 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
How To Apply:

Please email (note “Asian Specialist/your last name" in the subject line) your resume and cover letter to:

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.