Careers

Client first, unparalleled expertise, passionate and curious, ethical conduct and integrity, we are entrepreneurs who dream big, challenge the status quo, and relentlessly pursue innovation.

Established in 1744, Sotheby’s is the world’s premier destination for art and luxury. Synonymous with innovation, Sotheby’s promotes access, connoisseurship and preservation of fine art and rare objects through auctions, private sales and retail locations. Our trusted global marketplace is supported by a network of specialists spanning 40 countries and 50 categories, which include Contemporary Art, Modern and Impressionist Art, Old Masters, Chinese Works of Art, Jewelry, Watches, Wine and Spirits, and Interiors, among many others.

Our Values

We are client first

We are inspired by creators and collectors who believe in the transformative power of art & culture.

We are powered by unparalleled expertise.

We are passionate and curious in everything we do.

We are entrepreneurs who dream big, challenge the status quo, and relentlessly pursue innovation.

We are One Sotheby's and work collaboratively to realize the best results.

We believe that diverse backgrounds, identities, and perspectives are indispensable to our global success.

Diversity and Inclusion

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Sotheby’s believes that equality is one of its key values and must be embedded in everything the Company does. The commitment to equality and diversity is endorsed by the Company’s Senior Management Team. All employees have responsibilities in relation to equality and diversity and are encouraged to build awareness of equality and actively challenge all instances of inequality thus helping remove barriers to access, achievement and progression.

Social Impact

To help guide our work in this space, we’ve identified 3 core values. They will inform and guide the decisions and behaviors we take as it relates to our social mission.

  • We believe art is for everyone: We all deserve equal access to create, view, understand, and learn about art and the art marketplace.
  • We believe in the transformative power of art and culture: We share the fundamental belief that art plays a crucial role in human connection. Art allows us to see the world both as it is and as it could be, combining a deep appreciation of the past with a forward-thinking spirit of innovation.
  • We believe in our shared responsibility: As leaders in the global art market, we play a pivotal role in transforming the relationship between art and community that enables us to better understand the past and envision a shared, more equitable future.

A career at Sotheby’s means belonging to an entrepreneurial culture that embraces new perspectives and puts our clients first. From our Internship Program, Associates Program, and Internship Grant, there are many opportunities to gain exposure to the business if you are interested in a career in the fine art and luxury markets.

We believe in an open talent market and encourage employees to explore internal opportunities of interest. We support employee growth and development and believe in a fair and equitable interview process.

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, and Life Insurance offerings
  • Fertility and growing family support
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Gym Reimbursement
  • Education Assistance program
  • Access to some of the world's most admired art museums and galleries

Current Openings

View our current openings below. If you can't find what you're looking for or have any questions feel free to e-mail us to speak to our recruitment team directly.

At Sotheby’s, we are always happy to welcome applications and inquiries. If you are interested in employment opportunities at any of our Sotheby’s offices, please explore the links above.

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