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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 seeking a full-time Dispatcher to join our team of arts professionals.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Exhibits a friendly and approachable demeanor with all Minnesota Street Project clients, staff, and vendors, acting as a positive ambassador for Art Services, as well as the overall Project; maintains excellent relationships with clientele, including collectors, galleries, institutions, consultants, and other arts professionals, ensuring industry-leading client satisfaction; ensures strong communication is facilitated and deadlines are continually met.
  • Manages the daily utilization of all hourly employees to maximum capacity; performs regular daily check-ins with the field and warehouse teams to gauge status updates and prepare for additional duties or redirection of tasks; manages all job add-ons and/or billable in-house (warehouse or crate shop) work orders for teams ending jobs early, ensuring hourly employees consistently stay busy and on task.
  • Outlines daily expectations of hourly employee jobs by supplying pertinent information, including job scopes, timelines, and estimated costs produced by Project Managers; explains/clarifies overall job details and works to proactively resolve issues that may arise throughout the day; reviews calendar and paperwork at the end of each day to check for accuracy and ensure completeness; acts as point person for all necessary daily questions or comments from hourly employees, so that other departments can remain focuses on time-sensitive operations.
  • Communicates directly and often with clients to provide daily job updates and redirect resources during scope changes, as well as gauge and meet daily satisfaction; engages select clients proactively to fill in utilization gaps when cancellations or consolidation opportunities occur.     
  • Works in tandem with Project Managers to understand job scopes, strategically populating calendar holds with all appropriate staffing information (art handlers, vehicles, etc.), to maximized utilized efficiency.
  • Collaborates with Registration department to anticipate incoming and outgoing shipment needs, relaying dock information and securing availability windows with 3rd party shippers.
  • Acts as inter-departmental liaison and schedules non-billable works orders (facilities-related tasks, meetings, trainings, etc.), working to secure availability in a timely manner.  
  • Manages hourly employee time off requests, keeping calendar banner up to date at all times; relays time off requests to Operations Manager to ensure consistency with timesheets approvals.  
  • Sources and secures necessary job-related COIs, artwork authorizations, vehicle or machinery rentals, and the like; keeps track of annual COI expirations for renewal.
  • Attends weekly department meetings, as well as occasional programming events at 1275 Minnesota Street.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Reports to Head Project Manager

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA in Visual Arts, Humanities, Art History or equivalent required; MA preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in an art shipping organization, museum, or gallery; must have first-hand field work knowledge.
  • Ability to quickly identify and resolve problems, effectively prioritize, and manage time efficiently, ensuring projects stay on schedule; adept at scheduling strategically and to maximized utilization.
  • Demonstrated concern for detail, accuracy and precise execution of work; excellent communication skills, both verbally and written.
  • Proficient with PC and Mac operating systems and software, including Adobe and Microsoft Suites and Filemaker Pro; knowledgeable with the G Suite and CRMs.
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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 document, inventory, store, and present artwork in conformance with museum standards, working with an extensive network of affiliated providers to crate, ship, conserve, and appraise client artworks. Our 50,000 ft2 storage facility features state-of the art environmental-control, security, and fire safety systems, as well as an attractive and comfortable viewing room and photography facility. 

Minnesota Street Project is seeking a full-time lead art handler with expert customer service, art handling, packaging, and transportation 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 a team of Art Handlers to expertly handle, package, install and transport high-value artworks for important clients, all in accordance with museum standards.
  • Ensures full and heightened quality control of jobs from start to finish, including (but not limited to) anticipating and maintaining proper materials, communicating details and status updates with Project Managers, checking that documents (BOLs, on-site condition reports, artwork checklists) are properly completed, and artwork returned to the warehouse is properly stored.
  • Rotates semi-annually as Lead on our LA shuttle.
  • Keeps warehouse consistently clean, useable, and client-ready, bringing a proactive approach; administers reuse/recycling policies.
  • Attends weekly department meetings and performs other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA in Visual Arts, Humanities, Art History or equivalent required; MA preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a museum, gallery or art shipping organization; demonstrated expertise in art handling techniques and storing protocols.
  • Art transportation and shipping knowledge; ability to drive a 16 – 24’ box truck. 
  • Experienced operating warehouse equipment (VRCs, forklifts, scissor lifts, and pallet jacks) a plus.
  • Ability to quickly identify and resolve problems, ensuring projects stay on schedule.
  • Demonstrated concern for detail, accuracy and precise execution of work; excellent communication skills, both verbally and written.
  • Works well independently and in a team; gracefully shifts between warehouse, client and office settings.
  • Valid CA license and willingness to deliver and install artwork on a moment’s notice.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs and safely cart artwork within a ½ block.
  • Proficient with PC and Mac operating systems, including Adobe and Microsoft Suites and FilemakerPro.
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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 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.
  • In the field, works under the supervision of the Lead Art Handler to expertly handle, package, install and transport high-value artworks for blue chip clients, all in accordance with museum standards.
  • When in-house, 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.
  • Assists the registration department with measuring and barcoding incoming artworks; condition reports artworks on an as-needed basis; transfers registered works from temporary to permanent storage.
  • Keeps warehouse consistently clean, useable, and client-ready, bringing a proactive approach; inventories and readies supplies for field teams; administers reuse/recycling policies.
  • Attends weekly department meetings and performs other related duties as required.

Reports to Operations Manager

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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 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.
  • In the field, works under the supervision of the Lead Art Handler to expertly handle, package, install and transport high-value artworks for blue chip clients, all in accordance with museum standards.
  • When in-house, 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.
  • Assists the registration department with measuring and barcoding incoming artworks; condition reports artworks on an as-needed basis; transfers registered works from temporary to permanent storage.
  • Keeps warehouse consistently clean, useable, and client-ready, bringing a proactive approach; inventories and readies supplies for field teams; administers reuse/recycling policies.
  • Attends weekly department meetings and performs other related duties as required.

Reports to Operations Manager

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:                                                                                

  • BA in Visual Arts, Humanities, Art History or equivalent required; MA preferred.
  • 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) a plus.
  • Valid CA license and willingness to deliver and install artwork on a moment’s notice.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and safely cart artwork within a ½ block.
  • Proficient with PC and Mac operating systems and software, including Adobe and Microsoft Suites and Filemaker Pro; familiarity with G Suite and CRMs.
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Crate Shop Manager

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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. 100% of our profits go 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.

We are currently looking for a Crate Shop Manager to join our team of arts professionals. 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Exhibits a friendly and approachable demeanor with all Minnesota Street Project clients, staff, and vendors, acting as a positive ambassador for Art Services, as well as the overall Project; maintains excellent relationships with clientele, including collectors, galleries, institutions, consultants, and other arts professionals, ensuring industry-leading client satisfaction.
  • Receives client crating and shipping requests and responds directly and in a timely manner; collaborates with our Client Services department to prioritize and expedite client requests.
  • Produces detailed estimates, diagrams, and timelines for jobs; manages all coordination to completion through our shared calendar and CRM.
  • Maintains heightened security of the CCSF (Certified Cargo Screening Facility), in accordance with TSA regulations; ensures that climate-controlled areas of the crating facility are within target ranges at all time; handles and stores client property with the utmost care and in accordance with museum standards.  
  • Outputs crates and/or directs crate shop staff proactively and efficiently, fully utilizing hourly employees and adhering closely to estimated timelines and costs; ensures daily job information is clearly communicated to art handlers and all necessary paperwork (pack-out work orders, cut sheets, production diagrams) is created in advance of each job; works in conjunction with Registration and Project Management departments to schedules releases.    
  • Manages the crate shop to highest cleanliness, safety, and ergonomic standards, all in accordance with OSHA; maintains all equipment; inventories and orders supplies and materials.
  • Administers and tracks orders placed with vendors on behalf of our clients, submitting applicable forms and client billing documentation to Accounting, in a timely manner; keeps shared spreadsheets current.
  • Reviews monthly invoices for all managed jobs, ensuring billed charges are within the original quoted range.
  • Attends weekly department meetings, as well as occasional programming events at 1275 Minnesota Street.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Reports to Head Project Manager

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA in Visual Arts, Humanities, Art History or equivalent required; MA preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in an art shipping organization, museum, or gallery; must have first-hand art handling, crate design and production, and expertise of best art handling/packing standards and materials; knowledge of domestic and international shipping preferred.
  • Ability to quickly identify and resolve problems, effectively prioritize, and manage time efficiently, ensuring projects stay on schedule.
  • Demonstrated concern for detail, accuracy and precise execution of work; excellent communication skills, both verbally and written; highly organized.
  • Proficient with PC and Mac operating systems and software, including Adobe and Microsoft Suites and Filemaker Pro; knowledgeable with the G Suite, AutoCAD, Sketchup, and CRMs a plus.
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Gallery Sales Consultant

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CK Contemporary is an established gallery located in San Francisco's Union Square.  We are seeking an experienced art consultant with exceptional communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.  The candidate should have a strong background in contemporary art or experience in other high end sales environments.  Primary responsibilities include working with existing clients as well as generating new client leads, close new sales, and maintain long term client relationships.  There will be opportunities for involvement in marketing strategies and campaigns, development of our online presence and oversight of some day to day functions in the gallery.  We are looking for someone who is polished and professional, enthusiastic, collaborative and approachable.

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