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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 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
  • 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.
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Handler

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Minnesota Street Project is currently seeking a full-time Art Handler to join our team of arts professionals.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Enthusiastically and diplomatically works in tandem with lead 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.
  • Offers 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.
  • 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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 or willingness to learn.
  • Professional commitment and adaptability; willingness to safely shift directions for the need of the artwork or client, in a moment’s notice.
  • Experience with, or willingness to learn, 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.
  • Demonstrates 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.
  • Works well independently and as a team; gracefully shifts, as directed, 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.
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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.
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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.

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