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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

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.

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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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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.
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Director of People and Culture

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Position: Director of People and Culture

Status: Full-time | Exempt | Salaried

Compensation Group: Senior Director

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

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 and Minnesota Street Project Foundation are seeking a human-centered, culture-builder, and organizational leader to serve as the Director of People & Culture. This newly created position will provide overall HR leadership to the organization. Reporting to the CEO, the Director is responsible for managing the development and implementation of human resources policies, programs, and services, including recruitment, onboarding, retention, professional development strategy and execution, legal compliance, employee benefits and compensation, employee relations, and employee communications. In addition, the Director will develop and implement key equity, diversity, inclusion, and access initiatives, and support organizational development, culture, and change management to support a high-performance people-centered culture for the Project and MSP Foundation. This is a tremendous opportunity for a motivated human resource professional with strong leadership skills to join the team bringing the Project and MSP Foundation into its next chapter.

This position is internally focused, advances the ethos and mission of Minnesota Street Project by achieving these key objectives:

  • Ensuring that the organization’s growth is successfully and sustainably managed through systems, structures, policies, and practices.
  • Implementing and maintaining systems and structures for administration, governance, human resources, equity and inclusion, program planning, program assessment, performance management, and accountability.
  • Fostering cross-departmental collaboration and multi-disciplinary strategies that enhance the work of MSP and are consistent with continuing the organization’s evolution.

This position may be right for you if:

  • You have a passion for people and systems.
  •  You enjoy solving challenges and always look for creative solutions and new ways of working. You are comfortable leading teams into uncharted territory.
  •  You bring insight and energy to all aspects of your work. You strive for excellence, not perfection.
  • You are comfortable presenting your ideas in front of colleagues, organization stakeholders, or a large audience.
  • You are a great facilitator. You like bringing people, teams, and communities together. You aren’t afraid of conflict and have a distinct skill for navigating sensitive situations diplomatically.
  • You are passionate about diversity, inclusion, equity, and access and have experience applying equitable practices to your work.
  • You are a mentor and collaborator.
  • You understand the transformational power of culture, creativity and the arts.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop strategies, design processes, and lead all talent management practices including onboarding, recruitment and advancement.
  • Provide strategic leadership on the implementation of diversity, racial equity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Continuously review the training and development needs of all team members and seek out or create training opportunities to meet those needs.
  • Assess organizational needs and drive comprehensive solutions in areas such as performance management, training, supervision, and team development.
  • Coach and counsel Department Leads on organizational matters, performance issues, and equitable practices.
  • Co-develop effective change management strategies and ensure successful implementation.
  • Conduct legal research to ensure that company policies and procedures meet compliance standards and legal requirements.
  • Help build and maintain a culture that fosters high performance, growth, innovation, collaboration, mutual respect and support.
  • Directly lead all human resources functions of the organization, including providing support to hiring managers for hiring new team members.
  • Lead efforts to retain diverse team, including by convening a team satisfaction working group, regularly assessing team member satisfaction, proposing improvements that will enhance satisfaction and retention, and evaluating whether the total work environment provided is competitive with similar organizations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an excellent active listener and clear communicator
  • Possess impeccable written and spoken communication skills
  • Understand the longer-term strategic goals of the company and know how to support them
  • Be a self-starter and self-manger as well as excellent collaborator
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and access.

Required Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

  • Thorough knowledge of HR practices, procedures, laws, and regulations (including hiring, performance management, and organizational development).
  • Demonstrated success in helping achieve diversity, racial equity & inclusion asan organizational value.
  • Experience applying a racial equity analysis to one’s work; demonstrated experience developing solutions that address institutional and structural bias.
  • Excellent strategic and intellectual abilities coupled with pragmatism and a rollup-one’s-sleeves attitude.
  • Strong project, time, and budget management skills; an ability to thrive working under deadlines and handling multiple tasks without sacrificing attention to detail.
  • Exceptional qualitative and quantitative analytic skills. Experience using both objective data and informed opinions to evaluate the impact of an organization’s work.
  • Experience in assessing organizational health through analyzing recruitment, development and retention data, and assessing management, leadership, and organizational capacity.
  • Experience building strong, positive, collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies. The ability to listen to new ideas, encourage open dialogue, and inspire people to work towards common goals.
  • Demonstrated success in achieving high level results across multiple HR disciplines.
  • Demonstrated success at creating and implementing HR strategies and achieving results.
  • Demonstrated success leading organizational change and helping others adjust to a constantly changing environment of high expectations.
  • Strong verbal and written communications.
  • Demonstrated success in coaching/counseling managers and employees across a wide spectrum of HR, performance, and talent management issues.
  • Demonstrated success building collaboration within and across team; demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with people at all levels to obtain successful organizational outcomes and move projects forward.
  • Demonstrated success applying analytics and solving complex human resource and organizational challenges.
  • Demonstrated success working effectively with diverse populations and in high-pressure situations is essential.
  • Proven ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive proposals and collateral materials.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Desired Skills, Abilities and Experience:

  • Five (5) years of experience in Human Resource Management in an organization similar in complexity required.
  • At least five (5) years of experience supervising teams and developing leadership teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree. This requirement can be substituted for an additional two (2) years of experience.
  • SPHR/PHR preferred.
  • Capacity to balance prior knowledge and experience in arts and culture with an objective open-mindedness about new solutions.
  • Experience negotiating agreements and managing contracts.
  • Commitment to Minnesota Street Project mission, vision and values.
  • Cultural flexibility/agility and a commitment to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment.

If you are ready to be a part of a committed, collaborative team dedicated to delivering high touch programs and services to our community, we want to talk with you.

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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

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