Gagosian is expanding the Madison Avenue Art Handling Team. We are inviting qualified candidates to join our Part-Time Art Handling Network, with potential for full-time employment at our Upper East Side location. If you’re an experienced Art Handler with a desire to contribute to a fast-paced dynamic team driven environment, this opportunity is for you.
Qualified candidates should have four or more years experience handling high-value works for an art gallery, museum, professional art studio, or transportation service. You will need to possess excellent communication skills, a pleasant demeanor, a flexible schedule, and a willingness to jump into any task. You should be able to complete tasks with minimal instruction, and work well within a diverse team setting.
Our Part-Time Art Handler Network is integral to our success as a team. Candidates will participate in completing a multitude of tasks and long-term projects with full-time staff. This includes daily gallery maintenance, organization of tools and supplies, as well as exhibition installation, packing, and inventory management.
The Part-Time Art Handlers we rely on must have strong working knowledge of soft-packing materials, and the ability to pack works in shadow boxes, slip cases, crates and t-frames. This also includes inner-crate bracing systems, Oz-clips, wall fasteners, and handling hinged works on paper.
Duties include but are not limited to
Install artwork for viewings, exhibitions, and photography
Pack artwork for temporary gallery storage, and transportation to off-site storage facilities
Assist in organization of storage areas, workstations, tools, materials, and supplies
Qualifications for the role
- BA or BFA, or 4+ years of proven work experience at an art gallery, museum, studio or transportation services industry. Ability to install and pack artwork is a must.
- Part-time hourly and project-based
- Rate of pay is commensurate with experience.
Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Part-time Art Handler” in the subject line. No walk-ins or phone inquiries will be accepted for this or any position.
Gagosian is committed to maintaining a diverse working environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.