Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers

274 Cedar Hill Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

Date Posted:
January 07, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Photography/Fine Art Specialist

Skinner, New England’s leading auction house for antiques & fine art, seeks a Specialist with a concentration in photographs, as well as knowledge of American and European prints and paintings. This specialist will work as part of a team to appraiser, research, catalogue, and market works of art at auction.
The successful candidate should possess a deep knowledge of Western art from the various cultures and periods and solid work experience in academia, retail, or auction. She or he should be demonstrably highly organized and bring a dynamic skill set and a consistent work ethic to the job.  Candidates should speak to their ability to encourage new business opportunities, especially regarding the expansion of Skinner’s photography markets, and liaising with both consignors and buyers regarding all aspects of the auction process. Some evening and weekend hours necessary.  Polished interpersonal and computer skills are integral to this position; reading knowledge of French, German and/or Italian would be beneficial. Though self-motivated, she or he will need to work well in a team, and with flexibility and creativity in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate should possess 2-5 years experience in appraising and cataloging fine art in an auction house, gallery, museum or related field. Computer proficiency, including Word and database programs. Knowledge of auction house software and systems a plus.
How To Apply:
Please submit cover letter & resume to noting Fine Art Specialist/your last name in the subject line. 
Apply by:
January 25, 2019
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.