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Art Handler, Art Services

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Position: Art Handler, Art Services
Status: Full-time | Non-Exempt | Hourly
Compensation Group: Experienced
Compensation Range: $ 25.00 - $ 35.00 per hour
Reports to: Head Art Handler / Director of Field Services
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:30pm (with some flexibility)

The Minnesota Street Project (Project), the Minnesota Street Project Foundation (Foundation), and Minnesota Street Project Art Services (Art Services) value a community where everyone can participate in arts and culture and strives to cultivate equity in all of its programs. We value a diverse workforce built upon inclusion, equity, and cultural humility and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We believe that the arts have the power to change hearts and minds, and to inspire social change. We also believe that arts and culture are key elements in creating desirable places to live, learn, work, and visit.

About Minnesota Street Project:
Located in San Francisco’s historic Dogpatch district, the Project is a for-profit enterprise that supports contemporary arts in the Bay Area by providing sustainably below-market rents to artists, art galleries, and arts non-profits and by providing spaces for visiting exhibitions and arts-related programming.

About Minnesota Street Project Foundation:
An affiliate of the Project, the Foundation was created to advance educational and civic programming and provide direct financial support to artists and arts organizations.

About Art Services:
Art Services, founded & headquartered in San Francisco since 2016, is the Bay Area’s fastest growing and most innovative provider of highest quality art storage, installation, packing, crating, transportation, and solutions. Our clients include private collectors, galleries, and institutions who value our emphasis on customer relationships, collection care, and creative problem solving. 100% of our profits are used to support the artists, galleries, and institutions that comprise the Project as well as other arts non-profits and projects in the Bay Area.

Job Summary:
Minnesota Street Project is seeking a full-time Art Handler with expert customer service, art handling and transportation, and packaging skills to join our team of arts professionals. The Art Handler will exhibit a friendly and approachable demeanor with all Minnesota Street Project clients, staff, and vendors, acting as a positive ambassador for the Art Services department, as well as the overall Project. This person must value teamwork, collaboration, and community. This person will demonstrate an understanding of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access in the arts and in our daily lives and has cultural flexibility/agility and a commitment to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment.

Responsibilities:
• Enthusiastically and diplomatically work in tandem with lead handlers in the field.
• Handle, pack, and install artwork at private offices, galleries and residences, as well as in our viewing rooms and galleries; professionally secure and transport artwork, all in accordance with museum standards.
• Assist the registration department with labeling artworks and performing condition reports; expertly store and track artwork in our warehouse, as well as our vehicles, in accordance with museum standards.
• Anticipate bookings/projects and take all necessary steps to streamline the incoming and outgoing processes.
• Offer respectful communication to all team members and clients.
• Is part of a rotation of handlers that embark on a monthly Los Angles shuttle.
• Is available for occasional work outside the greater Bay Area.
• Attend weekly department meetings, as well as occasional programming events at 1275 Minnesota Street.
• Keep vehicles and warehouse consistently clean and useable, bringing a proactive approach.
• Inventory supplies and administer reuse/recycling policies.
• Assist the crate shop and warehouse as needed.
• Perform other related duties as required.
• Available to work 5 consecutive days of the week, between the hours of 8am and 6pm, and occasionally beyond

Required Skills, Abilities, and Experience:
• Minimum 3 years’ experience at a museum, gallery, or art shipping organization; demonstrated expertise in art handling techniques, packing, crating and storing protocols, as well as client relations and team communication.
• Art transportation and shipping knowledge; valid CA license and ability to drive a 16 – 26’ box truck.
• Professional commitment and adaptability; willingness to safely shift directions for the need of the artwork or client, in a moment’s notice.
• Experience operating material moving equipment (VRCs, forklifts, scissor lifts, material lifts, gantries and pallet jacks).
• Outstanding communication and ability to take direction and ask for assistance, as needed, ensuring projects stay on schedule.
• Demonstrate concern for detail, accuracy and precise execution of work, all while being adaptable and willing to learn a new direction or skill.
• Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written.
• Work well independently and as a team; gracefully shift between warehouse, client, and office settings, whilst communicating along the way.
• Ability to safely lift 50+ lbs individually and 75+lbs as a team.
• Proficient with iPad and PC Tablets. Comfortable using computer databases.

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

BENEFITS:

Minnesota Street Project offers a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, AD&D, Paid Time Off and Parental Leave, Retirement Savings, 401-k Plan, and Pre-Taxed Commuter and Childcare Benefits.

Associate Warehouse Art Handler, Art Services

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The Minnesota Street Project (Project) and the Minnesota Street Project Foundation (MSP Foundation) value a community where everyone can participate in arts and culture and strives to cultivate equity in all of its programs.

We value a diverse workforce built upon inclusion, equity, and cultural humility and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

We believe that the arts have the power to change hearts and minds, and to inspire social change.

We also believe that arts and culture are key elements in creating desirable places to live, learn, work, and visit.

About Minnesota Street Project:

Located in San Francisco’s historic Dogpatch district, the Project is a for-profit enterprise that supports contemporary arts in the Bay Area by providing sustainably below-market rents to artists, art galleries, and arts non-profits and by providing spaces for visiting exhibitions and arts-related programming.

About Minnesota Street Project Foundation:

An affiliate of the Minnesota Street Project, the MSP Foundation was created to advance educational and civic programming and provide direct financial support to artists and arts organizations.

Job Summary

Minnesota Street Project is currently seeking a full-time Art Handler, with expert art handling skills, to join our warehouse team of arts professionals.

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.
-Assists 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.
-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
-Drives company fleet vehicles including box trucks and sprinter vans for warehouse and field-job related tasks
-Attends weekly department meetings and performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum 2 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.
-Proficient with PC and Mac operating systems and software, including Adobe and Microsoft Suites and Filemaker Pro; familiarity with G Suite and CRMs.

Reports to Warehouse Manager

Lead Handler (Rigging Experience)

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Minnesota Street Project is currently seeking a full-time Lead Art Handler with rigging experience and expert art handling skills to join our team of arts professionals.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Enthusiastically and diplomatically leads art handlers in the field; exhibits a friendly and approachable demeanor with clients and acts as a positive ambassador for the overall Project.
  • Handles, packs and installs artwork at private offices, galleries and residences, as well as in our viewing rooms and galleries; professionally secures and transports artwork, all in accordance with museum standards.
  • Assists the registration department with labeling artworks and preforming condition reports; expertly stores and tracks artwork in our warehouse, as well as our vehicles, in accordance with museum standards.
  • Anticipates bookings/projects and takes all necessary steps to streamline the incoming and outgoing processes.
  • Ensures strong communication is facilitated throughout the team and that deadlines are continually met.
  • Is part of a rotation of handlers that embark on a monthly Los Angles shuttle.
  • Is available for occasional work outside the greater Bay Area.
  • Attends weekly department meetings, as well as occasional programming events at 1275 Minnesota Street.
  • Keeps vehicles and warehouse consistently clean and useable, bringing a proactive approach.
  • Inventories supplies and administers reuse/recycling policies.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Available to work 5 consecutive days of the week, between the hours of 8am and 6pm, and occasionally beyond
  • Ability to plan and lead rigging projects

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a leadership position at a museum, gallery or art shipping organization; demonstrated expertise in art handling techniques, packing, crating and storing protocols, as well as client relations and team communication.
  • Experience planning and leading rigging projects utilizing gantries, cranes, and the like
  • Art transportation and shipping knowledge; Valid CA license and ability to drive a 16 – 26’ box truck.
  • Professional commitment and adaptability; willingness to safely shift directions for the need of the artwork or client, in a moment’s notice.
  • Experience, if not expertise, operating material moving equipment (VRCs, forklifts, scissor lifts, material lifts, gantries and pallet jacks).
  • Outstanding time management; ability to quickly identify and safely resolve problems, ensuring projects stay on schedule, whilst keeping the client and team in communication.
  • Demonstrates concern for detail, accuracy and precise execution of work, while managing time and efficiency of individual and team performance.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written.
  • Works well independently and as a team; gracefully shifts between warehouse, client and office settings, whilst communicating along the way.
  • Ability to safely lift 50+ lbs individually and 75+lbs as a team.
  • Proficient with PC and Mac operating systems, including Adobe and Microsoft Suites and FilemakerPro. Ability to educate others on digital platforms, as needed.

Lead Handler

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Minnesota Street Project is currently seeking a full-time Lead Art Handler with art shuttle transportation experience and expert art handling skills to join our team of arts professionals.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Enthusiastically and diplomatically leads art handlers in the field; exhibits a friendly and approachable demeanor with clients and acts as a positive ambassador for the overall Project.
  • Handles, packs and installs artwork at private offices, galleries and residences, as well as in our viewing rooms and galleries; professionally secures and transports artwork, all in accordance with museum standards.
  • Assists the registration department with labeling artworks and performing condition reports; expertly stores and tracks artwork in our warehouse, as well as our vehicles, in accordance with museum standards.
  • Anticipates bookings/projects and takes all necessary steps to streamline the incoming and outgoing processes.
  • Ensures strong communication is facilitated throughout the team and that deadlines are continually met.
  • Is part of a rotation of handlers that embark on a monthly Los Angles shuttle.
  • Is available for occasional work outside the greater Bay Area.
  • Attends weekly department meetings, as well as occasional programming events at 1275 Minnesota Street.
  • Keeps vehicles and warehouse consistently clean and useable, bringing a proactive approach.
  • Inventories supplies and administers reuse/recycling policies.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Available to work 5 consecutive days of the week, between the hours of 8am and 6pm, and occasionally beyond
  • Availability for long-haul/out of town projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 3 years experience in a leadership position at a museum, gallery or art shipping organization; demonstrated expertise in art shuttle transport, art handling techniques, packing, crating and storing protocols, as well as client relations and team communication.
  • Art transportation and shipping knowledge; Valid CA license and ability to drive a 16 – 26’ box truck.
  • Professional commitment and adaptability; willingness to safely shift directions for the need of the artwork or client, in a moment’s notice.
  • Experience, if not expertise, operating material moving equipment (VRCs, forklifts, scissor lifts, material lifts, gantries and pallet jacks).
  • Outstanding time management; ability to quickly identify and safely resolve problems, ensuring projects stay on schedule, whilst keeping the client and team in communication.
  • Demonstrates concern for detail, accuracy and precise execution of work, while managing time and efficiency of individual and team performance.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written.
  • Works well independently and as a team; gracefully shifts between warehouse, client and office settings, whilst communicating along the way.
  • Ability to safely lift 50+ lbs individually and 75+lbs as a team.
  • Proficient with PC and Mac operating systems, including Adobe and Microsoft Suites and FilemakerPro. Ability to educate others on digital platforms, as needed.

Director - Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center

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January 15, 2023

Job Title: Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center Director

Employer: WSLR, INC; Sarasota Florida 

Job Status: Exempt (FTE)
Compensation: $40,000; 24 days Accrued PTO

Reports to: General Manager

Job Summary

WSLR seeks a community-engaged music lover with excellent people and organizational skills who will be responsible for overseeing the overall operations of the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center.  The Director will oversee a wide range of programming and will work closely with other staff and volunteers to achieve success throughout the organization.

The Director will have the responsibility for evolving and implementing ongoing programming, maintaining vital relationships with nationally-known performers/agents, and developing community-based programming. Overall operations include both an online and physical space – live concerts, special events, educational events and workshops for local residents, and live streamed events. 

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high level of professionalism, excellent communication skills, strong organizational skills and a history of community involvement.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  For more information, visit https://www.WSLR.org/.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for house management of events. 
  • Responsible for ensuring excellent customer service.
  • Recruits, trains, coordinates and evaluates Fogartyville staff and volunteers.
  • Work with General Manager to prepare Fogartyville budget
  • Assist in the booking and overseeing of the Fogartyville  schedule.
  • Responsible for stocking and maintaining bar and other Fogartyville inventory. 
  • Determine and fulfill the production needs and staffing of each event
  • Communicate and coordinate with performers before and after shows
  • Plan and organize with management all the Special Events that take place at Fogartyville.
  • Oversee contracts and payments for rentals and performances.
  • Schedule rotating art exhibits.
  • Propose new initiatives and opportunities with a responsible sense of risk management.
  • Work with General Manager to ensure compliance with Licenses to operate the Community Center (e.g. Beer & Wine license, health inspections)
  • Responsible for press releases, event pages on website, ticketing and oversight of Fogartyville social media.
  • Identify opportunities for marketing and increasing community awareness and appreciation of the Media and Arts Center through a variety of media and networks.
  • Cultivate strategic relationships with other community organizations and local artists/performers.
  • Oversee maintenance and protection of Fogartyville facilities and equipment.
  • Oversee facility safety and use, including rental exhibition space and other rentals.
  • Ensure adherence to established policies, procedures, and objectives: provides quality assurance

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Supervisory and management experience working in a music, art or community organization 
  • Efficient in Word processing, spreadsheet, and Google platform
  • Internet and social media skills
  • Knowledge of live sound engineering and lighting (a plus, but not required)
  • Good business acumen and an understanding of the non-profit model 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to maintain accurate paper and electronic records
  • Creative problem solver
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion

Job requires evening and weekend hours. 

WSLR+Fogartyville is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a veteran or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

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