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 6 May 2021

    ART INVENTORY COORDINATOR (LIC)

    New York

    The Art Inventory Coordinator at Phillips Auctioneers is a vital part of the art inventory, receiving and releasing processes at the warehouse. This position is responsible for carefully handling, documenting, and wrapping/unwrapping both outbound and inbound artwork deliveries. The Art Inventory Coordinator also updates the art inventory system and assists with organizing and storing artwork safely. The successful candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience in an auction house, gallery, museum, or art handing company and is able to use various packing methods suitable to a wide range of artwork as well as the ability to work professionally and responsibly with coworkers, shippers and clients. 

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  • Posted 2 May 2021

    COPYRIGHT MANAGER

    London

    The Copyright Manager will provide support to our global auction and Marketing departments, to ensure the proper clearance for images reproduced in sale print and digital catalogues, marketing materials and other related uses of images. 

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  • Posted 15 April 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 13 April 2021

    OBJECT INTELLIGENCE RESEARCHER

    New York

    This role is responsible for researching, inputting, retrieving object information and providing comprehensive research on high-value objects, updating and maintaining objects’ data on Phillips’ databases for 20th Century & Contemporary Art (TCA) Object Intelligence in New York. In addition, this role will action and support the department’s strategic Object Intelligence initiatives to efficiently and effectively leverage key business opportunities in the short and long term.

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  • Posted 6 April 2021

    EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

    New York

    Work directly with the Senior International Specialist, American Art, Deputy Chairwoman, and the Senior International Specialist, Modern Art, Deputy Chairman in the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Department in New York, to coordinate and organize all aspects of day to day activities, to ensure smooth running of their offices on a global basis.  This role includes a range of administrative, financial, or logistical responsibilities, and requires a high degree of organization, meticulous attention to detail, proactivity, and discretion.    

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  • Posted 25 March 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 9 March 2021

    ASSISTANT COUNSEL

    Hong Kong

    The position will involve working as part of Phillips’ Legal Team performing various legal tasks from an in-house perspective.  The role requires a good knowledge of the legal, regulatory, and compliance requirements of an international auction house.

    The Assistant Counsel is responsible for providing day to day legal advice to the Company’s various specialist departments in Hong Kong. This position will report to the General Counsel, EMEA. As a member of the Legal team, the Assistant Counsel is expected to demonstrate continuous focus on delivering the Company’s brand promise, executing its business strategy and achieving its vision.

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  • Posted 4 March 2021

    ART INVENTORY COORDINATOR

    New York

    The Art Inventory Coordinator at Phillips Auctioneers is a vital part of the art inventory, receiving and releasing processes at our Park Avenue Gallery. This position is responsible for carefully handling, documenting, and wrapping/unwrapping both outbound and inbound artwork deliveries. The Art Inventory Coordinator also updates the art inventory system and assists with organizing and storing artwork safely, as well as installations for client viewings. The successful candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience in an auction house, gallery, museum, or art handing company and is able to use various packing methods suitable to a wide range of artwork as well as the ability to work professionally and responsibly with coworkers, shippers and clients. To apply, please submit your resume to [email protected] with the subject heading “Art Inventory Coordinator”.

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  • Posted 2 March 2021

    SPECIALIST, Photographs

    London

    Acting as Specialist and Head of Sale in the Photographs Department in London, this senior level position will be primarily responsible for business getting and selling for London Photographs sales, while growing and cultivating networks among collectors, dealers and other experts in the photographs market with an aim to facilitate commercial transactions.

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  • Posted 5 February 2021

    Graphic Designer

    Hong Kong

    This role is for an in house, part-time designer, in Hong Kong. The designer will be working on our bilingual marketing collateral across the sectors of Watches, Jewellery and Contemporary Art. The designer will be working directly with Phillips Marketing Director and Creative Services Team based in Phillips, Hong Kong and will be overseen creatively by our Creative Director in NY.

    The part-time designer will have guidelines and templates to work with and will be responsible for brand guardianship in Hong Kong. The main challenge will be for the chosen candidate to feel comfortable with working independently and efficiently. The successful candidate should be efficient and able to work under pressure and understand how to use his/ her resources in NY or UK.

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  • Posted 2 February 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 29 April 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.