At Downing Frames, we specialize in custom-built, handmade frames using museum quality framing practices in Long Island City, Queens.
We are looking to hire an experienced FULL-TIME art handler/packer who is a hardworking, detail oriented team player. You must be able to work and communicate efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment and must have a minimum of 2 years fine art handling experience in a large fine art shipping/logistics company or at a major gallery/museum. You must be available for a full time, Monday through Friday job. Pay is between $22-24/hour depending on experience.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter, yet can take direction and maintain a high standard of quality and accuracy at all times. Downing Frames is known for excellence and quality and you would be playing a vital role in a team of highly-trained art handlers and frame builders.
Handle framed and unframed artwork safely
Securely wrap framed and unframed artwork for local and international transport
Pack crates with artwork and foam
Open crates and safely remove artwork
Order packing materials as needed
Assist Frame Designer & Registrar in handling, condition reporting & safely storing art
Clean and organize the frame fitting area
Be able to lift and carry 4 x 6’ sheets of material & large frames safely (up to approx 75lbs)
Identify and solve problems as they arise
Possess a clear understanding of art inspection and ability to create condition reports
Have knowledge of and skill with a wide variety of hardware and tools
Have strong math skills
Have a minimum of 2 years fine art handling experience in a large fine art shipping/logistics company or at a major gallery/museum.
Please email your resume in PDF FORMAT ONLY with the subject line: ART HANDLER to email@example.com. Please do not attach a cover letter. In the body of the email, tell us in one paragraph why you’re interested in this position. Include 3 professional references that we may contact prior to your interview.
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