Internships & Jobs

McTear’s offers unpaid internships, working within the company to gain an insight into the day to day operations of a busy independent auction house. The internships offer successful applicants with an interest in art and antiques placements throughout the year.

Five Week Internship

A limited number of five week internships are available throughout the year. Successful applicants will gain extensive experience in all McTear’s departments. Practical involvement in departments - which include Pictures, Asian Works of Art, Jewellery, Ceramics & Glass, Silver and Whisky - will provide you with the best possible experience of working life in a leading auction house.

Terms, Conditions, Payment and Hours

There are a limited number of internships offered by McTear's throughout the year. and candidates are expected to be available to work for one day per week (9am - 5pm) for five weeks. Although unpaid, reasonable agreed travel expenses will be reimbursed, along with vouchers for McTear’s Café. The standard hours of work are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and on Saturdays from 9.30am-12noon. Graduates will also be required to work on weekend viewings and evening auctions on a rota basis.

Dress Code

Appropriate attire is expected of all Graduate Interns. A business suit is required, with a shirt and tie for men.

Eligibility

We undertake a selection process with examples of criteria including:

  • History of Art Graduate (or other relevant subject)
  • Those with previous work experience in the Art Sector

How to apply

Please send your application letter with CV to auction@mctears.co.uk.

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