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Warehouse Lead Art Handler

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Minnesota Street Project Art Services provides a comprehensive, concierge-based art collection management service to private collectors, galleries, and institutions. Adhering to the best art handling practices, we package, install, transport, inventory, and store artwork in conformance with museum standards, with 100% of our profits going to supporting and sustaining Bay Area arts and culture. Our 50,000 ft2 storage facility located in San Francisco, CA, features state-of the art environmental-control and security systems, as well as an attractive viewing room and photography facility. Minnesota Street Project is currently seeking a full-time Lead Warehouse Art Handler, with expert art handling skills, to join our team of arts professionals.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Exhibits a friendly and approachable demeanor with MSP staff, clients, and vendors, acting as a positive ambassador for the overall Project; ensures strong communication is facilitated and deadlines are continually met.

• Leads warehouse crew in daily work orders (packaging and handling artwork) and installs for client viewing room appointments, stages outgoing artworks, anticipates incoming shipments by designating spaces in advance of deliveries, and assists with loading and unloading of trucks for shipments and field jobs.

• Moves stored objects in warehouse, maximizing spatial utilization while maintaining artwork safety

• Assists the Registration department with measuring and barcoding incoming artworks; condition reports artworks on an as-needed basis.

• Leads training exercises on packing, handling and installation techniques as necessary

• Keeps warehouse consistently clean, useable, and client-ready, bringing a proactive approach; inventories and readies supplies for field teams; administers reuse and recycling policies.

• Prioritizes the safety of personnel and artworks, adhering to company operational guidelines at all times

• Assists in upkeep of warehouse equipment and systems including forklift and HVAC

• May require occasional field work including packing, delivery and installation of artworks in client’s homes, offices and galleries

• Attends weekly department meetings and performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Minimum 3 years of experience in a museum, gallery or art shipping organization; demonstrated expertise in art handling techniques and storing practices.

• Demonstrated concern for detail, accuracy and precise execution of work; ability to quickly identify and resolve problems, ensuring projects stay on schedule.

• Works well independently and in a team; excellent communication skills, both verbally and written.

• Experienced operating warehouse equipment (VRCs, forklifts, walkie stackers, and pallet jacks)

• Valid drivers license.

• Ability to lift 50 lbs safely.

• Proficient with PC and Mac operating systems and software, including Adobe and Microsoft Suites and Filemaker Pro; familiarity with G Suite and CRMs.

• BA in Visual Arts, Humanities, Art History or equivalent a plus.

Reports to Warehouse Manager

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