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Some of the world's greatest works of contemporary art and design are bought and sold at Phillips. As an ambitious, value-driven organization, we're looking for collaborative team members who will bring their passion, energy, expertise and ideas to work every day.

We're an international business, offering opportunities to expand your knowledge, capabilities and career across different locations, departments and disciplines. For a dynamic, rewarding role at the cutting edge of the arts industry, please apply for a specific position in a Specialist or Business Support department or register your interest.

Phillips is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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    Current Vacancies

  • Posted Friday, July 19, 2024

    PR MANAGER

    New York

    The Public Relations Manager will contribute to all communications and media relations activities at one of the world's most prestigious art and luxury businesses. Based in New York and reporting to the Head of PR and Corporate Communications, Americas, this role will develop and execute public relations programs as Phillips management continually drives its mission, vision, and strategy for growth. The candidate will contribute to the full range of communications activities relating to a variety of areas, including media outreach strategies, planning and delivering press campaigns for activities across the business, and helping to fulfil incoming media requests for experts. Phillips values a workforce with a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills, so we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

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  • Posted Thursday, July 18, 2024

    TEMPORARY VIDEOGRAPHER (3-MONTH PARENTAL LEAVE COVERAGE)

    New York

    Phillips Auctioneers is searching for an experienced videographer to produce property object videos for our digital experience ecosystem (website and apps). Reporting to the International Head of Publishing Production at our NY Studio warehouse facility, the role will be tasked with the daily production of object video solutions across all of Phillips auction departments. Shoots will include a diverse range of objects from large scale sculptures and canvases to chairs and vases. Using industry production best practices and techniques the approach to producing each object video will need to be considered in terms of suitability depending on the object. This role will also include supporting the Studio Photographer with photography shoot tasks in busy periods and assisting in larger scale projects. This assignment is expected to last until October 11, 2024.

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  • Posted Tuesday, July 16, 2024

    CLIENT SERVICES SUPERVISOR

    London

    The Client Services Supervisor will have overall responsibility for Client Services in London. They will foster continuous improvement in client service, working closely with the Bids & Post-Sale Services Manager, Europe and the Head of Service Operations, Europe to closely monitor service levels and identify opportunities to enhance service efficiency. They must be extremely professional, have the ability to multitask, be presentable, charismatic, confident and polite while interacting with our diverse clientele. They should consistently provide the highest level of professional service possible to our clients as well as Phillips’ colleagues. They will design and implement training modules to support the team. They will oversee the in-person bidder registration process, ensuring it is efficient, seamless, and according to the highest standards of service. 

    Phillips values a workforce with a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills, so we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

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  • Posted Thursday, July 11, 2024

    HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

    Hong Kong

    The Human Resources Manager will play a leading role supporting Asia-based employees and leaders with end-to-end Human Resources support including recruitment, employee relations, performance management and strategic projects in Hong Kong and across our Asia offices. You will lead the delivery of all HR services to internal stakeholders, as well as partner closely with regional and global counter parts on DEIA, Talent & Development, and Succession Planning.

     

    Phillips values a workforce with a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills, so we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

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  • Posted Saturday, July 6, 2024

    TECHNICIAN

    London

    The Technician will work closely with Warehouse Managers to safely receive in, handle, condition report, install / de-install, warehouse, pack, and stage Phillips’ property in line with the sales, exhibitions, and events schedule. This position will be mainly based at the Phillips warehouse; however, the role will also require working from our London gallery in Berkeley Square for some Sale Installations, Auction setups, Deinstallation and show changes.

    Work week will be scheduled by the Warehouse Technical Manager. 

    Phillips values a workforce with a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills, so we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

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  • Posted Friday, July 5, 2024

    POST-SALE ADMINISTRATOR, MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART

    Hong Kong

    This position will provide support for post-sale administration for Modern and Contemporary Art Online and Live Auctions. In addition, this position will be responsible for the administrative, financial and logistic support in managing the pre-sale & post-sale administration for Editions, Photos & Design Auctions.

    Phillips values a workforce with a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills, so we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

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  • Posted Thursday, July 4, 2024

    EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT & DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR

    New York

    In the capacity of Executive Assistant, this position will work directly with the Deputy Chairwoman, Worldwide Head of Photographs, based in New York, with dotted lines to the New York Head of Department and London Head of Department, to coordinate and support a range of administrative, financial, and logistical responsibilities to ensure a smooth running of her office and client transactions on a global basis. 

    As Department Coordinator, this position will perform a range of activities to support the Specialists in securing consignments, and coordinate sale schedules and marketing across New York, London and Hong Kong Photographs auctions as well as international Photographs exhibitions, to help ensure smooth operation at the highest level.

    This role requires a high degree of organization, meticulous attention to detail, proactivity, multi-tasking and discretion. Phillips values a workforce with a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills, so we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

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  • Posted Wednesday, July 3, 2024

    TEMPORARY OPERATIONS PROJECT COORDINATOR (TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT UP TO 6 MONTHS, BENEFITS ELIGIBLE)

    New York

    With a special emphasis on providing exceptional client service, the primary focus of the role is to ensure that sold and unsold items of artwork (referred to as ‘aged property’) is managed and moved through the business; excess property is managed down to the necessary minimum, and the data accuracy of on-site property is controlled. The Temporary Operations Project Coordinator will arrange outbound shipments for returning property to owners, as well as providing regular reporting, best practice and process for property counts. They will serve as a primary point of contact between internal departments on behalf of clients to ensure their post-sale experience meets our high service standards. Overall, the role will ensure there is a proactive & efficient approach to managing historic and post-sale inventory in alignment with the global processes. We anticipate the assignment to be up to 6 months, subject to business need.

    Phillips values a workforce with a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills, so we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

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  • Posted Friday, June 21, 2024

    ADMINISTRATOR, NEW NOW

    New York

    The Administrator for the New Now Sale plays a vital role in supporting the department’s coordination and project administration. This is an excellent entry level or early career opportunity for someone looking for a career trajectory in Project Management. The administrator will act as a liaison on behalf of the New Now Sale Team and the Modern and Contemporary Art Department for both internal and external clients with a focus on generating consignment contracts, accounting for property inventory, sale execution, and handling all issues surrounding client account settlement. Phillips values a workforce with a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills and we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

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  • Posted Tuesday, May 21, 2024

    FACILITIES & SECURITY MANAGER

    New York

    Responsible for managing building facilities and security for all of Phillips’ New York locations, including responsible for cleanliness and integrity of the facility, overseeing property repairs, effectively and efficiently running systems and equipment, performance of maintenance tasks, supervising cleaning staff, scheduling and providing direction to service vendors, overseeing department budgets and responsible for managing premises security and workplace safety. Phillips values a workforce with a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills, so we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

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  • Posted Friday, May 17, 2024

    HEAD OF TRUSTS, ESTATES & VALUATIONS

    New York

    The Head of Trusts, Estates & Valuations will lead and manage a team of Account Managers and be responsible for all aspects of consignments, including cultivating strategies around sourcing, and all aspects of valuations, including serving as a resource for quality assurance of international valuations. The successful candidate will display a high level of entrepreneurialism, teamwork and client service and have relevant experience.  Phillips values a workforce with a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills, so we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

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  • Posted Saturday, April 20, 2024

    REGIONAL DIRECTOR, JAPAN

    Tokyo

    The primary function of this role is to spearhead business getting for worldwide sales and assist with business development opportunities in Tokyo and more generally in Japan, acting as the senior-most representative of our brand permanently based in the country, and managing Japan-based employees. The position will require the incumbent to cultivate networks among Japanese-speaking and/or Japan-based collectors, dealers, curators and others, predominantly within the 20th Century and Contemporary Art market but also across all selling categories; as well as to evaluate artworks, bring in consignments, and sell artworks across all sales channels (including private sales). Must maintain excellent relationships at a senior level with dept heads in London, New York and Hong Kong to maximize the flow of property to these sale locations according to the global sale calendar. Responsible for nurturing our existing client base in Japan, building Phillips’ brand value, and continuing to grow the regional market.

    Phillips values a workforce with a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds, and skills, and we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

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  • Posted Monday, April 15, 2024

    CLIENT SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE

    New York

    Client Services are the first people that our clients interact with and uphold Phillip’s standards. They must be extremely professional, have the ability to multitask, be very presentable, charismatic, confident and polite while interacting with our diverse clientele. They should consistently provide the highest level of professional service possible to our clients as well as Phillips colleagues. Phillips values a workforce with a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills, so we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications. 

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  • Posted Wednesday, April 10, 2024

    CATALOGUER FTC (Maternity Cover)

    London

    Acting as a Cataloguer, in the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Department in London, this position will be responsible for assisting the Head of Sale/Online Sale Manager and Specialists with valuations, enquiries and cataloguing and researching property for our departmental sales and online platform.

    Phillips values a workforce with a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills, so we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

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  • Posted Tuesday, April 2, 2024

    Email Marketing Manager FTC (Maternity Cover)

    London

    Phillips’ email marketing manager holds a crucial role within an innovative and creative global marketing team based across New York, London and Hong Kong. The email marketing manager ensures that our brand goals and strategy are expressed through our email marketing programme. They will report back to the business on wins as well as making recommendations for future campaigns. This is an opportunity to work with many different groups across a fast-growing global art business running campaigns across auctions, exhibitions, institutional and corporate partnerships, as well as our drop-based e-commerce platform Dropshop.

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  • Posted Monday, March 18, 2024

    PT SEASONAL ART HANDLER

    New York

    Phillips is the destination for international collectors to buy and sell the world’s most important contemporary works of art. By focusing specifically on the defining aesthetic movements of the last century, we’ve set ourselves apart as the most dynamic and forward-thinking auction house. Our considered approach and specialized knowledge lead clients to seek our guidance on contemporary collecting trends. This finely-honed expertise is evident in all aspects of our business, from the caliber and quality of our sale catalogues, events and exhibitions, to a superior level of individualized client service. Headquartered in New York and London, with offices throughout the world, Phillips conducts sales in a select number of categories: 20th Century/Contemporary Art, Photographs, Editions, Design, Watches and Jewelry. Additionally, our core art business includes special exhibitions, private sales, advising private estates and corporate clients, museum services, and consulting. Phillips currently has a Part-Time Seasonal Art Handler opportunity available.  

    This position is responsible for Ensuring the safe and timely preparation of works of art for display, exhibition and transport. 

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  • Posted Thursday, January 25, 2024

    PT SEASONAL OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

    New York

    To assist the Operations department at the 432 Park Avenue Gallery with exhibitions, auctions, and events, and assist as needed at the warehouse in Long Island City.

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  • Posted Friday, October 13, 2023

    SPECIALIST, JEWELLERY, JAPAN

    Tokyo

    Acting as a Specialist based in Tokyo, this position will be responsible for business getting for the Jewellery department across sales locations depending on the type of property/collection sourced for sale. The specialist is also responsible for selling departmental sales by developing a network of collectors and dealers, as well as assisting with selling auctions worldwide.

    Phillips values a workforce with a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills, so we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

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  • Posted Tuesday, August 22, 2023

    Casual Client Services Representative

    London

    Phillips is an international auction house, conducting sales of Contemporary Art, Photographs, Design, Modern & Contemporary Editions, Jewels and Watches. Phillips is currently seeking organized, motivated & visitor focused individuals to fill casual Client Services Representative positions in our Client Services department. 

     

    Based in London, the primary focus of the position will be to support our Client Services team in the day to day running of the front of house and the provision of the Client Services function on an ad-hoc basis. You will be responsible for representing Phillips and our high values of professionalism and excellence by offering an outstanding client service & visitor experience at all times.

     

    Phillips values a workforce with a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills, so we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

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  • Posted Monday, July 10, 2023

    Gallery Invigilator

    London

    Phillips Auctioneers are seeking invigilators to work at their London location, 30, Berkeley Square, Mayfair.

    Invigilators are crucial in maintaining the security of the artwork and the safety of all visitors to the show, whilst providing a welcoming and professional front of house experience. Gallery Invigilators report to the Client Services Manager.

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Internships

  • Posted Monday, July 22, 2024

    INTERNSHIP – ALL DEPARTMENTS

    Hong Kong

    Have you ever wondered what its like to work at an auction house? Are you passionate about collectibles? Do you have a knack for research and writing? Then this is an exciting opportunity for you.

    Phillips is seeking enthusiastic, hard-working and motivated individuals to fill internships across all our selling categories – 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Watches and Jewelry.

    Based in our Hong Kong headquarters, the primary focus of the internship will be to gain an insight into the day-to-day operations of a leading international auction house.

    We accept applications throughout the year, but kindly note we fill internships on an as needed basis / rolling basis. Typically internships last 3-6 months during the Fall, Spring and Summer auction seasons, and candidates are usually contacted for interviews in September, January-February and June, respectively.

    We want to open the doors of the auction world to all those with a passion for our industry. Phillips values a workforce with a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills, so we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications. We are looking for people that can bring a different vision and perspective to Phillips.

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  • Posted Thursday, July 11, 2024

    FALL MODERN & CONTEMPORARY EDITIONS INTERNSHIP

    New York

     

    THREE MONTH INTERNSHIP – Phillips is currently seeking an organized and motivated individual to fill a fixed-term, three-month internship in the Editions department, beginning September 3rd, 2024 and ending in December 13, 2024. The deadline to apply is July 26, 2024.

    The primary focus of the internship will be to gain insight into the day to day operations of a specialist department. We welcome candidates with a specific interest in Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples. Interns will have a chance to be trained in Phillips’ systems and research procedures in order to directly contribute to the department.

    By assisting our Editions team during the pre-sale period before our spring sales – successful applicants will benefit from this unique opportunity for professional development through hands-on experience in the art industry. Phillips values a workforce with a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills, so we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

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  • Posted Monday, June 3, 2024

    INTERN, MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART

    Taiwan

    Our interns gain valuable hands-on experience supporting our Modern & Contemporary Art Department gaining exposure from a variety of different perspectives, while working side-by-side with a team of passionate experts in their fields.

    Phillips values a workforce with a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills, so we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

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  • Posted Monday, April 22, 2024

    Modern & Contemporary Art Internship

    London

    Phillips is currently seeking two organized and motivated individuals to fill a fixed-term 6 months Internship in the Modern & Contemporary Art department. One role will begin mid-May 2024 and the other on the 8th of July 2024 

    Based in our London Headquarters at Berkeley Square, the primary focus of the internship will be to support the MCA department with their upcoming auctions, and to gain an insight into the day-to-day operations of a successful international auction house. The internship would be particularly suitable for applicants with an interest specifically in Modern and Contemporary Art.

    The intern will assist in carrying out a range of tasks to support the successful delivery of auctions within the department, including provenance, art historical research and art market research, assisting with proposals and valuations, and general administration. The successful candidate will gain experience in a fast-paced and collegiate environment that contributes to their own professional development.

    Phillips values a workforce with a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills and we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

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Register Your Interest

If you would like to register your interest in working at Phillips, but no appropriate vacancies are advertised, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@phillips.com. Please indicate in your cover letter the location and department you are interested in joining.