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Art Handler

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Art Handlers are the backbone of fine art logistics. As an Art Handler, you will be responsible for applying your knowledge of the safe and secure movement of artworks and artifacts. You will assist in all aspects of preparation, packing, transporting, installation/deinstallation and storage of works for clients. The ideal candidate understands that the safety and security of artworks and of fellow team members is critical to both individual and company success. You will report to the Director of Operations and work daily under the supervision of the Special Projects Manager or other team lead. Art Handlers will be required to maintain a clean driving record and will regularly be required to drive company vehicles for installations in the immediate region.  

Ideal candidates have an artistic practice of their own and seek learning opportunities in the industry.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understanding and execution of art handling fundamentals and practices
  • Inspect artworks prior to handling to ensure proper handling and demonstrates care when handling objects of various mediums
  • Understanding of archival and other packing materials for various mediums
  • Complete wrapping and packing of works for transport or storage
  • Move artworks to and from trucks, loading docks, storage facilities, client homes and businesses
  • Pickup and delivery of a wide range of works (sculpture, paintings, media) and mediums (i.e.: paint, mineral, organic)
  • Installation and deinstallation of works as directed by clients in various settings: residential, commercial, corporate, institutional
  • Use good judgement in all aspects of the job. Maintain Art Work’s high expectations for customer service
  • Complete required paperwork to ensure accuracy (work orders, inventories, bills of lading, and other required operational documents)
  • Drive locally and completes electronic logging as required. CDL license not required. Some overnight travel may be required
  • Communicate with project managers, team members and dispatch personnel as needed to efficiently complete requests and update management or clients
  • Maintain compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations
  • Adapt to new working conditions, equipment, procedures and methods
  • Maintain a clean, safe and respectful work environment both at the warehouse and in the field
  • Must adhere to proprietary agreements: confidentiality, non-disclosure, privacy, security, non-solicitation, and other employment provisions, as required to maintain the utmost in security
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