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, November 24, 2021

    TRUCK DRIVER/ART HANDLER

    New York

    The Truck Driver/Art Handler is responsible for packing, collecting, delivering and transporting artwork in a safe, secure and timely manner.

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  • Posted Tuesday, November 23, 2021

    MARKETING DIRECTOR, AMERICAS

    New York

    Reporting to the Global Managing Director/Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer (GMD/CMBDO), the Marketing Director, Americas will be responsible for managing the strategy and day to day responsibilities of the brand and for driving and evolving a strategic framework for Phillips’ regional marketing initiatives and overseeing their tactical execution across all platforms. This role will directly manage the Marketing team, including Editorial, Video, Social Media, Paid Media, Creative & Production, and Events & Partnerships, to support the strategic marketing of corporate, departmental and business development initiatives on behalf of the Specialist Departments, Business Getters and the Company overall.  The key function of this role is to use analytics to define the appropriate target audiences, and devise campaigns across all platforms designed to reach the targeted segments, industries and demographics which will serve to maintain and strengthen Phillips’ brand integrity and drive client activity.

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  • Posted Monday, November 22, 2021

    Client Accounts Representative

    London

    Working within a team of five, the Client Accounting Representative role will support daily management of both the Debtors and Consignors Ledger for Phillips’ European and Asian auctions. Assisting with debt management, consignor settlements, and all related queries, this role will provide off-site and on-site support to all auctions.

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  • Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2021

    GALLERY ASSISTANT

    Southampton

    The Gallery Assistant will assist the Gallery Manager with daily operations and will provide customer service to clients and visitors to Phillips Southampton. The exhibition space is an arm of Phillips Auction House, the premier destination for international collectors to buy and sell the world’s most important twentieth-century and contemporary works of artdesignjewelswatchesphotographseditions and works on paper.

     

    This role is primarily client-facing. The Gallery Assistant will be the first person that Phillips’s clients interact with when they visit Phillips’s Hamptons location. They must be professional, confident, and polite while engaging with our diverse clientele. The Gallery Assistant will also help with administrative duties, including answering phones, recording gallery attendance, conducting internal communications, collecting and updating client data, and processing small sales transactions. This position is full time and on a fixed term through September 2022. Weekend availability is a must. Regular hours will be Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM – 6:00PM. The candidate is eligible for the company’s benefits plan.

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  • Posted Monday, November 15, 2021

    HELPDESK ANALYST

    Hong Kong

    The Helpdesk Analyst is responsible for collecting information through a user conversation, accessing support tools, and additional senior support staff as needed. Problems beyond the scope of their ability or responsibility are resolved by engaging or escalating in a timely manner to other resources from IT, Systems Development, or Digital departments’ senior staff members.

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  • Posted Thursday, November 11, 2021

    Associate Specialist Photos

    London

    Acting as Associate Specialist in the Photographs Department in London, this position will be primarily responsible for business getting and selling for London Photographs sales. The position is tailored to a candidate with strong interest in photographs, the auction market and arts administration. The successful candidate will be encouraged to expand their knowledge of the medium through research, attendance of gallery openings, art fairs, and museum exhibitions.

    The successful candidate will be able to proactively prioritize conflicting needs under deadline pressure, handle confidential matters with discretion, and maintain a high level of client service in all verbal and written communications.

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  • Posted Thursday, November 11, 2021

    CATALOGUER

    Hong Kong

    Acting as a Cataloguer in the Watch Department in  Hong Kong this position will be responsible for leading the research and cataloguing for all watches sales. , Assist the Head of Watches, Asia and Specialists with any other tasks as required.

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  • Posted Wednesday, November 10, 2021

    ADMINISTRATOR

    Hong Kong

    To provide administrative, financial and logistic support in managing the sale administration for the 20th Century & Contemporary Art department and to coordinate and/or execute all administrative tasks linked to the 20th Century & Contemporary Art sales in Hong Kong. Assist the Head of Department, Specialists and Senior Administrator with any other tasks as required.

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  • Posted Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    Website Producer

    London

    Primary function is the governance and execution of publishing across the Phillips website and mobile app. The web producer possesses diverse technical and project management skills to drive critical publishes and updates. They work cross-departmentally with all international sales teams and cross-functional business partners including Sales, Creative, Software Development/IT, Product Management, Marketing and Editorial to ensure our online properties accurately represent auctions, exhibitions and client-facing information. The producer is the primary operator for business operations online and the project manager responsible for publishing all commercial property online.

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  • Posted Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    ACCOUNT MANAGER AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE – TRUSTS, ESTATES & VALUATIONS

    New York

     

    The Account Manager will work as part of a four-person team led by the Director of Trusts, Estates & Valuations to support all areas of valuations/appraisals and ensure appraisals go out consistently and efficiently while adhering to USPAP requirements. In addition, the role will manage consignments from the initial walkthrough stage through pick-up and sale, and will also assist with various business development initiatives, when relevant. The successful candidate will have the ability to display a high level of entrepreneurialism, teamwork and client service. 

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  • Posted Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    TEMPORARY VIEWING ASSISTANT - JEWELRY

    New York

    The Temporary Viewing Assistants will work hands-on with high-end jewelry assisting clients who wish to view, inspect and examine the auction pieces. Candidates must be available to work every day of the exhibition and auction, from December 2nd to the 5th, 9am-6pm.

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  • Posted Monday, November 8, 2021

    DIGITAL DESIGNER

    New York

    Phillips Auctioneers is searching an experienced digital designer for creation of best in class digital design assets for our Client Journey across all our digital production platform ecosystem. Reporting to the Lead Product Designer, supporting our large initiatives, strategic projects and owning key design deliverables for our daily design needs. Covering bidding and buying to editorial and social platforms.

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  • Posted Wednesday, November 3, 2021

    NETWORK SPECIALIST

    New York

    The Network Specialist is responsible to manage, implement and maintain the company’s network infrastructure including servers and networking equipment. The candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day IT operational support for existing multi-platform environments. You will be instrumental in the design, development and implementation of new projects, system integration, and complex network setup. This position stipulates strong hands-on technical skills to provide high-level technical services and strategy in a fast-paced environment. This position will design, implement, and troubleshoot technology related problems that might include routing, datacenter design, intermittent packet loss, latency issues, system connectivity, and equipment failure

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  • Posted Monday, November 1, 2021

    SENIOR FUNCTIONAL BUSINESS ANALYST

    New York

    The functional BA is responsible for collecting and analyzing the business and functional requirements and capturing these in a Business Requirements Document (BRD) for vision and scope and User Requirements Document for the details of what is being built for the users. These are the business rules and changes that the business wants made on a system or process. They're in normal, plain, everyday English and contain information about scope of the work that will be done so that it can be translated into estimates and costs for all teams.

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  • Posted Friday, October 29, 2021

    DIRECTOR OF DEIA & TALENT DEVELOPMENT

    New York

    Phillips is the destination for international collectors to buy and sell the world’s most important twentieth-century and contemporary works of art, design, jewels, watches, photographs and editions. By focusing specifically on the defining aesthetic movements of the last century, we have set ourselves apart as the most dynamic and forward-thinking auction house in the world.
    At Phillips, our aim is to attract and retain employees who represent the diversity of our world as reflected through the art that we sell, and to create an inclusive environment which promotes growth and development. We are seeking a Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA) & Talent Development to support these goals.
    The Director of DEIA & Talent Development will lead all initiatives and programs in line with our business strategy across the Company, to foster a diverse population and culture of inclusivity throughout PHILLIPS worldwide. This role will provide direction on all global diversity and inclusion policies, trainings, programs, and practices on a day-to-day basis.
    This position will partner closely with HR leadership to design and implement succession planning which factors in diversity pipelines, talent review and development, and performance management.
    The Director of DEIA & Talent Development will report locally to the Senior HR Director, Americas, with accountability to the Global HR Committee, and will partner with the Company’s leadership, HR stakeholders and staff across PHILLIPS worldwide to execute the Company-wide vision. This role will also represent PHILLIPS externally to relevant organizations and the job-seeking community.

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  • Posted Wednesday, October 27, 2021

    PRIVATE SALES COORDINATOR

    Hong Kong

    This position is responsible for supporting a wide range of administrative, financial and logistical activities for Phillips’ Private Sales in Asia.  Based in the Hong Kong, the Private Sales Coordinator will report to the Private Sales Coordinator in London, and will work closely with Private Sale colleagues, Client Accounting, Shipping and support functions across the business. 

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  • Posted Monday, October 25, 2021

    SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

    New York

    The Social Media Manager oversees the implementation of Phillips’ marketing strategies across key brand channels, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and YouTube. This role leads the planning and execution of dynamic social-first content that propels Phillips forward as an industry leader, with a clear strategy for building awareness among potential clients, driving traffic to our site, and continually elevating the aesthetic and voice of Phillips social presence. The Social Media Manager reports to the Senior International Marketing Content Manager and leads the Social Media Coordinator and Social Media Content Producer, as well as working closely with teams across Marketing, Digital, Creative, Press, and Specialist departments around the world.

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  • Posted Tuesday, September 28, 2021

    BIDS COORDINATOR

    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.

    This role will work closely with Specialists, Client Development, Marketing and Operations to add/maintain our client database and ensure all deadlines are met in a timely manner.

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  • Posted Tuesday, September 28, 2021

    SHIPPING COORDINATOR

    New York

    Work as part of the Shipping and warehouse teams in the day to day shipping requirements of both the company and clients. This position is responsible for assisting internal Specialist departments and Phillips’ clients organizing domestic and international shipments.

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  • Posted Saturday, September 11, 2021

    BIDS & KYC COORDINATOR

    Hong Kong

    To support and assist with all Bids tasks in the lead up to and during each live Hong Kong auction season, to process all online only auction registrations for HK-based sales, and to maintain thorough KYC records for all clients participating in Hong Kong-based auctions.

     

    During non-auction periods, this role is responsible for researching, inputting, and retrieving object information for 20th Century & Contemporary Art Object Intelligence for Asia.

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  • Posted Wednesday, August 25, 2021

    HEAD OF PROPOSALS, AMERICAS

    New York

    The Head of Proposals, Americas will report to the Global Managing Director and Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer (GMD/CMBDO), 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, November 30, 2021

    MODERN & CONTEMPORARY EDITIONS INTERNSHIP

    New York

    FIVE MONTH INTERNSHIP – Phillips is currently seeking an organized and motivated individual to fill a fixed-term, five-month internship in the Editions department, beginning January 2022 and ending in May 2022. 

     

    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.

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  • Posted Tuesday, November 30, 2021

    MODERN & CONTEMPORARY EDITIONS INTERNSHIP

    New York

    FIVE MONTH INTERNSHIP – Phillips is currently seeking an organized and motivated individual to fill a fixed-term, five-month internship in the Editions department, beginning January 2022 and ending in May 2022. 

     

    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.

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  • Posted Monday, November 29, 2021

    SPRING 20TH CENTURY & CONTEMPORARY ART INTERNSHIP

    New York

    FIVE MONTH SPRING INTERNSHIP – Phillips is currently seeking organized and motivated individuals to each fill a fixed-term, full-time, five-month-long spring internship in the 20th Century & Contemporary Art department, beginning on Monday, January 3 and ending on May 27. The deadline to apply is Monday, December 13.

     

    Based in our New York Headquarters at 432 Park Avenue, the primary focus of the internship will be to gain insight into the day-to-day operations of a major international auction house, with a specific focus on 20th Century & Contemporary Art. Interns will have a chance to be trained in Phillips’ systems and research procedures in order to directly contribute to the department.

     

    By assisting in preparatory research and administrative duties for the spring sales—New Now, the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale, the 20th Century and Contemporary Art Day Sales, and Online Sales—successful applicants will benefit from this unique opportunity for professional development through hands-on experience in the art industry.

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  • Posted Monday, November 29, 2021

    SPRING 20TH CENTURY & CONTEMPORARY ART INTERNSHIP

    New York

    FIVE MONTH SPRING INTERNSHIP – Phillips is currently seeking organized and motivated individuals to each fill a fixed-term, full-time, five-month-long spring internship in the 20th Century & Contemporary Art department, beginning on Monday, January 3 and ending on May 27. The deadline to apply is Monday, December 13.

     

    Based in our New York Headquarters at 432 Park Avenue, the primary focus of the internship will be to gain insight into the day-to-day operations of a major international auction house, with a specific focus on 20th Century & Contemporary Art. Interns will have a chance to be trained in Phillips’ systems and research procedures in order to directly contribute to the department.

     

    By assisting in preparatory research and administrative duties for the spring sales—New Now, the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale, the 20th Century and Contemporary Art Day Sales, and Online Sales—successful applicants will benefit from this unique opportunity for professional development through hands-on experience in the art industry.

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  • Posted Monday, November 1, 2021

    INTERNSHIP, APPRAISALS

    New York

    Phillips is currently seeking an organized and motivated individual to fill a fixed-term 5-month internship in the 20th Century & Contemporary Art department, beginning January 2022 and ending in May 2022. The internship is 3 days a week 9am-6pm, specific days to be agreed. 

    The primary focus of the internship will be to gain insight into the behind the scenes workings of the different types of valuations.  Intern will be trained in Phillips’ systems and research procedures in order to directly contribute to valuations documents. 

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  • Posted Monday, November 1, 2021

    INTERNSHIP, PHOTOGRAPHS

    New York

    SPRING INTERNSHIP – Phillips is currently seeking an organized and motivated individual to fill an internship in the Photographs department, beginning January 2022 and ending May 2022.

     

    Based in our New York Headquarters at 432 Park Avenue, the primary focus of the internship will be to gain insight into the day-to-day operations of a successful international auction house. We welcome candidates with a specific interest in Photographs. Interns will have a chance to be trained in Phillips’ systems and research procedures to directly contribute to the department.

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  • Posted Friday, October 29, 2021

    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.