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. Phillips conducts sales in a select number of categories: Contemporary Art, Photographs, Editions, Design, Watches and Jewelry.
Phillips is seeking an organised and motivated individual for our 2019 internship program.
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 Watches but would also welcome applications from candidates with an interest in art generally. The term can be 3-6 months.
Duties And Responsibilities
The intern will assist in carrying out a range of tasks that support successful delivery of sales administration to help the intern to gain experience that contributes to their own professional development.
The intern will be involved with a variety of different tasks including:
- Essay writing
- Translation of texts
- Helping to set up exhibitions and sales
- Ad-hoc projects
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to CareersAsia@phillips.com
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Professional Skills And Experience
The ideal candidate will have a passion for watches or the watches world. They should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and fluency in Chinese and English languages as well as the ability to deal effectively and efficiently with multiple tasks while working to meet strict deadlines.
There is no scope for the internship placement to develop into a permanent position. All candidates must be eligible to work in Hong Kong as we are unable to assist with visa applications for our internship placements.
Deadline: As soon as possible
Cost/funding for participants:
Hours of work are 40hpw (9am to 6pm) and internships are paid at minimum wage.