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Cataloguer Intern
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Type: InternshipMin. Experience: Student (College)

Description

  • Research property for cataloguing using online databases as well as Internet, industry
  • outreach, and print resources
  • Assist the cataloguing team to verify item authenticity, provenance, medium as well
  • as the artist’s biography
  • Write well-crafted, engaging auction lot descriptions
  • Help the Content team to brainstorm original editorial ideas, as well as writing stories themselves

Candidate Qualifications

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills (required)
  • Experience and interest creative writing, or scholarly writing (preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Quick and efficient work ethic
  • Rigorous attention to detail
  • Strong interest in fine art, collectibles, design, and contemporary culture

Please note this is an unpaid internship and college credit is required.

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Front End Engineer
Location: Brooklyn, NYDepartment: Tech
Type: Full TimeMin. Experience: Mid Level

Who We Are

Paddle8 is an online art auction house. We’ve hosted over 1000 auctions working with numerous organizations to help raise money for a cause and/or to support the arts (Robin Williams, WaveWalk, MTV RE: DEFINE, Planned Parenthood, ACRIA etc.) and we also host themed auctions with works curated by our team of art specialists with decades of experience. We are at the very early stages of changing the status quo in the art world which has been dominated by 2 big auction houses that have been around for over 100 years.

We are embarking on big projects rebuilding our core infrastructure and you get to work on a multitude of areas including building out additional bidding/auction scenarios, extending our auction layouts & making them more flexible, cataloguing / inventory management system, search, flexible editorial publishing system, maintaining our top-notch user experience as we add more features. Our small team size and big challenges make this a tremendous opportunity for self-starters / learners and you will get to see your work have a meaningful impact on the bottom-line of the business.

Who We're Looking for

We are looking for someone who has experience with web technologies & has built user interfaces for the web. Someone who is willing to learn while working with a small group comprising of individuals with engineering, product and design skills would fit really well with our team.

  • Extensive experience building web interfaces using HTML and CSS
  • Experience writing JavaScript for building interactive interfaces
  • Experience writing frontend code using a modern framework like React or similar (Angular, Backbone/Marionette, Ember, Vue etc.)
  • Bonus: Experience working with a web friendly programming language – python or similar (Ruby, PHP, JavaScript, Java/Scala, Go, Elixir etc.)
  • Knowledge of web fundamentals (HTTP, Developer Tools, REST APIs, authentication techniques etc.)

Our tech stack:

We use python/django as our backend web framework, Celery for background jobs, extensive use of JavaScript, React + Redux for client-side code (and node.js for server-side rendering), MySQL as our primary DB, Redis for caching, ElasticSearch, SignalFx for metrics, AWS for server infrastructure, Slack for collaboration, and a blameless culture to encourage learning from mistakes. We practice mobile first, API driven development to build our responsive web experience and our iOS apps.

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Full-stack Engineer
Location: Brooklyn, NYDepartment: Tech
Type: Full TimeMin. Experience: Mid Level

Who We Are

Paddle8 is an online art auction house. We’ve hosted over 1000 auctions working with numerous organizations to help raise money for a cause and/or to support the arts (Robin Williams, WaveWalk, MTV RE: DEFINE, Planned Parenthood, ACRIA etc.) and we also host themed auctions with works curated by our team of art specialists with decades of experience. We are at the very early stages of changing the status quo in the art world which has been dominated by 2 big auction houses that have been around for over 100 years.

We are embarking on big projects rebuilding our core infrastructure and you get to work on a multitude of areas including building out additional bidding/auction scenarios, making payments infrastructure more robust, shipping integrations, cataloguing / inventory management system, search, recommendation engine, all seamlessly brought together by a top-notch user experience. Our small team size and big challenges make this a tremendous opportunity for self-starters / learners and you will get to see your work have a meaningful impact on the bottom-line of the business.

Who We're Looking for

We are looking for someone who has experience with web technologies and is willing to learn while working with a small team comprising of individuals with engineering, product and design skills.

  • Experience writing frontend code using a modern framework like React or similar (Angular, Backbone/Marionette, Ember, Vue etc.)
  • Experience working with a web friendly programming language – python or similar (Ruby, PHP, JavaScript, Java/Scala, Go, Elixir etc.)
  • Experience working with a backend web framework – Django or similar (Rails, Laravel, Phoenix etc.)
  • Experience building web interfaces using HTML and CSS
  • Knowledge of web fundamentals (HTTP, REST APIs, authentication techniques etc.)

Our tech stack

We use python/django as our backend web framework, Celery for background jobs, extensive use of JavaScript, React + Redux for client-side code (and node.js for server-side rendering), MySQL as our primary DB, Redis for caching, ElasticSearch, SignalFx for metrics, AWS for server infrastructure, Slack for collaboration, and a blameless culture to encourage learning from mistakes. We practice mobile first, API driven development to build our responsive web experience and our iOS apps.

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PR Intern
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Type: InternshipMin. Experience: Student (College)

COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERN JOB DESCRIPTION

Join the Communications and PR team at Paddle8 which oversees media outreach and all external and internal communications for the brand.  The communications intern will be a vital part of the communications team, helping to draft social media copy, research media lists, monitor coverage and produce media reports.  Interns will have the opportunity to attend events.

NOTE: You must receive college/graduate school credit for this program. Prior authorization from your school will be required.

Candidates should be available to intern at least 20 hours a week.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist communications team in researching media outlets and writers for targeted pitching
  • Use media database (Cision) to pull targeted media lists (training will be provided)
  • Assist in drafting social media copy across all channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Monitor media coverage and assist with producing clippings for distribution
  • Assist with the production of media reports

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Highly organized, self-starter with the ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Basic art historical knowledge across periods, coursework in Post-War & Contemporary Art a plus
  • Professional, punctual and courteous demeanor, must have effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to liaise across several internal departments
  • Previous experience at a gallery or auction house
  • An ideal candidate will be an art enthusiast who reads media coverage of the arts and has knowledge of the art media landscape

 

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Production Intern - Spring Semester
Location: Brooklyn, NYDepartment: Production
Type: InternshipMin. Experience: Student (College)

Responsibilities: 

  • Assist in image processing and editing for Paddle8 auctions
  • Support Paddle8 team in designing banners, emails, and social media marketing posts
  • General production and project management duties, including process analysis, photographer scheduling, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Adobe Photoshop experience
  • Deadline driven
  • Detail oriented 
  • Quick learner
  • Interest in the online art business 
  • Adobe Premiere experience is a plus
     
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