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 Monday, September 20, 2021

    Administrator, Watches

    New York

    The Administrator is responsible for managing the administration for all Watches sales in New York. In this capacity, the position will act as a liaison on behalf of the Watches department for both internal and external clients with a focus on handling consignment contracts, shipping, accounting for property inventory and all issues surrounding client account settlement. This role is also required to work directly with the Business Development Manager and Head of Watches to manage and organize all day to day activities, and work on specific administrative, financial, or logistical tasks as required.

    The Administrator will also support the production of the New York Watches catalogues, assisting the Specialists as needed in researching, creating catalogue descriptions and liaising with the photography studio.

    This role is tailored toward a candidate who has a strong interest in learning about Watches and the auction market, with the ultimate goal of growing their career within the Watches Department for Phillips.

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  • Posted Wednesday, September 15, 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, September 8, 2021

    CLIENT DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

    London

    The Client Development Coordinator is a key role which supports Phillips’ team approach in cultivating and serving our clients.  It serves the dual purpose of ensuring Phillips’ client data is clean, accurate and regularly reviewed; and also conducting client research and collecting and analyzing client data in order to help business getting efforts and promote the sales in the 20th Century and Contemporary departments overall, with a specific focus on the Twentieth Century and Contemporary Day Sale and New Now activity. This role works closely with senior leadership, specialist departments, and other business getters to devise an effective and realistic calendar-based strategy, with a focus on relationship cultivation to increase client transactions.

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  • Posted Tuesday, September 7, 2021

    PHOTOGRAPHS ADMINISTRATOR & EA TO WORLDWIDE HEAD OF PHOTOGRAPHS

    New York

    The Photographs Administrator & Executive Assistant to the Worldwide Head of Photographs plays a critical role for the functioning of the Department and has responsibility for the coordination and execution of all administration for the New York Photographs auctions. 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.

    The Administrator will act as a liaison on behalf of the Department with internal team members and external contacts to meet all auction deadlines. The focus will be on management of the consignment process from start to finish including but not limited to drafting contracts, tracking property arrivals, and facilitating consignor settlement. Within the selling period the Administrator will be responsible for the organization and distribution of presale documents including factsheets, condition reports and supplemental images to Department clients, Regional Representatives and Specialists companywide as requested.

    Further, this position encompasses working directly with the Worldwide Head as their Executive Assistant to facilitate and schedule internal and external meetings, and work on administrative, financial, or logistical tasks as required.

    The Administrator 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.

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  • Posted Friday, August 27, 2021

    PT SEASONAL OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

    New York

    To assist the operations department at the 450 Park Avenue Gallery and as needed at the Southampton Gallery with exhibitions, auctions and events.

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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 Tuesday, August 17, 2021

    DIGITIAL 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 Sunday, August 15, 2021

    ACCOUNTS PAYABLE & CLIENT ACCOUNTING COORDINATOR

    Hong Kong

    In order to support the exponential growth of Asia business, Phillips is adding new roles and headcounts to its Hong Kong Team.

    The Accounts Payable and Client Accounting Coordinator is responsible for administrative tasks related to supporting the accounts payable and client accounting processes for Phillips, Asia. Under supervision of Senior Business Manager, Asia, the Accounts Payable and Client Accounting Coordinator will assist Finance Administrator on keeping track of all payments and expenditures, including invoices, statements for Asia region accurately.

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  • Posted Wednesday, August 11, 2021

    OPERATIONS TECH

    New York

    The Operations Supervisor supervises Operations staff for all events, installs, auction installs, and day-to-day functions.

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  • Posted Thursday, August 5, 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 Wednesday, August 4, 2021

    EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE WORLDWIDE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

    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 Worldwide Deputy Chairman. 

    • 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 Worldwide Deputy Chairman, 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 Thursday, July 15, 2021

    EVENTS MANAGER

    New York

    The Events Manager will spearhead the launch activation plan for the 432 opening, as well as all events for the Americas on behalf of the Company. The position is responsible for solely planning and managing the production of a variety of offsite and onsite events including, but not limited to sale/ highlight/ exhibition receptions, 3rd party events, dinners, museum events, large and small internal staff events in the Americas, as well as providing support for regional receptions and trusts and estates and coordinating both invite and production with IT and strategic partner for virtual events. This role will liaise with the Digital team to synchronize both print and digital platforms (including influencers) and with the Marketing Manager to work within budget in executing on-brand corporate, sales-specific, and partnership‐related events.

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  • Posted Friday, July 2, 2021

    NFT COORDINATOR (NEW YORK OR LA)

    New York

    The NFT Coordinator will have responsibility for overseeing all communication and logistical aspects around Phillips’ NFT sales, including both stand-alone online sales and the inclusion of NFTs in our international live auctions.

     

    The position will report directly to Senior Specialist, Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session to support and coordinate a range of day-to-day activities, performing administrative, financial, or logistical tasks as required.

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  • Posted Friday, June 11, 2021

    20TH CENTURY AND CONTEMPORARY ART PROPERTY MANAGER

    New York

    This position is responsible for being the single point of contact of TCA Specialist department and any practical issues relating to works of art in relevant sales. The Property Manager is the key liaison between Operations teams and the Specialist department on issues arising about the storage, install, de-install, photography, condition etc.

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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 Thursday, March 25, 2021

    CLIENT SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE (FRONT OF HOUSE)

    Southampton

    Client Services Representatives are the first people that our clients interact with and are ambassadors of the Phillips brand. They must be extremely professional, presentable, charismatic, confident and polite while interacting with our diverse clientele and able to multitask. They are expected to uphold the company’s standards and should consistently provide the highest level of professional service possible to our clients as well as Phillips colleagues. Covid protocols are in place for colleagues and clients.

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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 Thursday, September 16, 2021

    FALL 20TH CENTURY & CONTEMPORARY ART INTERNSHIP

    New York

    FOUR MONTH FALL INTERNSHIP – Phillips is currently seeking three organized and motivated individuals to each fill a fixed-term, full-time, four-month-long fall internship in the 20th Century & Contemporary Art department, ending Friday, December 18.

    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 our fall 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 Friday, September 3, 2021

    INTERNSHIP, Various Specialist Departments

    London

    Phillips is currently seeking organised and motivated individuals to fill a fixed-term Internship in their various Specialist Departments.

    Based in our London Headquarters at Berkeley Square, 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, Photos and Editions, but we would also welcome applications from candidates with an interest in art generally. 

    The Intern will assist in carrying out a range of tasks to support the successful delivery of sales administration, in order to gain experience that will contribute to their own professional development.

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  • Posted Monday, August 2, 2021

    INTERNSHIP – CONTEMPORARY ART

    Hong Kong

    Phillips is seeking an enthusiastic, hard-working and motivated intern to fill a fixed-term 2021 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.