Careers | Phillips

Career Opportunities

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.

Current Vacancies

  • Posted Wednesday, June 1, 2022

    Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chairwoman and Head of Private Sales & Head of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Europe, Senior Director

    London

    Phillips is an international auction house, conducting sales of Contemporary Art, Photographs, Design, Modern & Contemporary Editions, Jewels and Watches. Phillips is currently seeking an organised, flexible and motivated individual to fulfil a full-time Executive Assistant position, supporting our Deputy Chairwoman and Head of Private Sales, and Head of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Europe.

     

    Based in London, with travel to our international offices as required, the primary focus of the position will be to provide all aspects of executive support to the Deputy Chairwoman and Head of Private Sales, and Head of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Europe, and to manage and organise all aspects of their day to day activities, working on specific administrative, financial or logistical tasks as required.

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  • Posted Monday, May 23, 2022

    LIBRARY PROJECT TEMP

    New York

    This is a fixed-term project to catalogue a new library of books for the 20th Century & Contemporary Art department in advance of their inclusion into the New York library, deaccession, or distribution to different Phillips sale locations as needed. Under the direction of the Researcher/Writer, the Library Project Temp will (1) identify uncatalogued materials and asses the subject matter and suitability for Phillips’ research requirements; (2) create detailed inventories and collection-level catalogue records using Excel and a collections management system; (3) confer with the Researcher/Writer to ensure accuracy; (4) complete the integration of the books into Phillips libraries (5) manage the dispersion of selected publications to Phillips’ global office locations; and (5) manage the deaccession of publications where deemed appropriate.

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  • Posted Monday, May 16, 2022

    20th Century & Contemporary Art Cataloguer

    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.

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  • Posted Friday, May 13, 2022

    CATALOGUER

    New York

    Acting as Cataloguer in the Photographs Department in New York, this position will be responsible for cataloguing, conditioning, and researching all property consigned to the Photographs sales.

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  • Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2022

    Email Marketing Manager

    London

    Primary function is executing Phillips’ email marketing program with email marketing campaign planning and execution, tracking performance and sharing key findings with the Digital Marketing team. The Email Marketing Manager will work with internal teams to manage inbound requests, traffic creative assets, provide daily communications to stakeholders, and schedule and deploy email marketing campaigns on time.

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  • Posted Friday, April 15, 2022

    DEPARTMENT MANAGER

    New York

    This position is responsible for the executional efficiency, financial and strategic adherence of the 20th Century and Contemporary Art (TCA) department. This position will also work with the Global Managing Director (GMD) on analysis and implementing broader strategic initiatives in the New York office with an eye to global standardization.

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  • Posted Monday, April 11, 2022

    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.

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  • Posted Thursday, April 7, 2022

    SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

    New York

    The Social Media Coordinator supports key aspects of Phillips’ social media campaigns, from planning and publishing to community management and performance analysis. The role works closely with the Social Media Manager and alongside teams in Marketing, Digital, Creative, and Specialist departments to grow and retain Phillips' social audience.

     

    Work is primarily undertaken remotely and in our New York office at 432 Park Avenue. Travel is occasionally required.

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  • Posted Wednesday, April 6, 2022

    EMAIL MARKETING MANAGER

    New York

    Primary function is executing Phillips’ email marketing program with email marketing campaign planning and execution, tracking performance and sharing key findings with the Digital Marketing team.  The Email Marketing Manager will work with internal teams to manage inbound requests, traffic creative assets, provide daily communications to stakeholders, and schedule and deploy email marketing campaigns on time.

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  • Posted Tuesday, April 5, 2022

    SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CONTENT MANAGER

    New York

    The Senior International Content Manager oversees global content strategy and execution for our multi-channel, integrated content campaigns across all client-facing and internal offline and online marketing channels and platforms.  This individual will drive and implement content strategies and provide direction to our internal content team and to our third-party partners.  This role reports to the GMD/CMBDO and works closely with specialist departments, digital marketing, product, creative, business development, and press teams to develop and market content in support of our brand, auctions, exhibitions/events, partnerships, and online selling platforms, to grow our audience and enhance customer retention.

     

    Direct reports to the Senior International Content Manager include the International Head of Video and Multimedia Producer, the Social Media Manager, the Marketing Content Editor, and the Email Marketing Manager.

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  • Posted Friday, March 25, 2022

    FINANCIAL ANALYST

    London

    The Financial Analyst is a critical member of the Finance team responsible for providing key management reporting across all regions. Furthermore, the role is responsible for preparing ad-hoc analysis during shareholder and executive meetings.

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  • Posted Tuesday, March 15, 2022

    SENIOR SPECIALIST, 20TH CENTURY AND CONTEMPORARY ART

    Hong Kong

    Acting as a Senior Specialist in the 20th Century and Contemporary Art Department in Hong Kong this position will be responsible for contributing to all aspects of auctions including business getting and cataloguing. This position is also responsible for evaluating artworks, bringing in consignments, selling artwork and cultivating relationships with clients across the globe including collectors, dealers, curators and others in the market with an aim to come to commercial transactions.

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  • Posted Monday, March 14, 2022

    SEASONAL BIDS & KYC ASSISTANT

    New York

    This position is responsible for assisting in the registration process, client support and auction support in the Bids Department before, during, and after an auction. The ideal candidate has experience working with data, running reports, and an interest in improving our bids processes to be more digital and streamlined.

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  • Posted Wednesday, February 2, 2022

    HEAD OF PROPOSALS, AMERICAS

    New York

    The Head of Proposals, Americas will report to the International Head of Creative, Production and Proposals, based in New York, and will partner closely with the Head of Proposals, Europe & Asia, based in London. 

     

    This role drives high-level campaigns from strategic inception to proposal communication to executional oversight for the 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Design, Editions, Photographs, Jewels and Watches departments. Working with senior stakeholders within the sale departments, marketing and business management, this role will drive the development and implementation of the Phillips brand narrative for competitive business and will support the campaign conception and execution at the sale level to ensure cohesion.

     

    With impeccable writing, communication and project management skills, this role will work with senior stakeholders to define strategic messages and produce bespoke document and presentations for top client business getting in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

     

    This role will be responsible for managing and overseeing the work of the Proposal Writer based in New York, and will have dotted line management of the Lead Designer based in New York.

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  • Posted Thursday, April 15, 2021

    SEASONAL FINE ART FRAMER

    New York

    This position is responsible for leading fine art framing needs for Specialist Departments.

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  • Posted Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    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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Internships

  • Posted Tuesday, March 1, 2022

    INTERNSHIP – CONTEMPORARY ART

    Hong Kong

    Phillips is seeking an enthusiastic, hard-working and motivated intern to fill a fixed-term 2022 Internship in the 20th Century & Contemporary Art department.

    Based in our Hong Kong Headquarters within the St. George’s Building, the primary focus of the internship will be to gain an insight into the day to day operations of a successful international auction house. The internship would be suitable for applicants with an interest specifically in Contemporary Art but would also welcome applications from candidates with an interest in art generally. The term can be 3-6 months.

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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 [email protected]. Please indicate in your cover letter the location and department you are interested in joining.