Experienced Art Handler / Art Packer

Downing Frames, Inc

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.

Responsibilities

Daily responsibilities:

  • 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

Requirements

Applicant must:

  • 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.

How to Apply

Please email your resume in PDF FORMAT ONLY with the subject line: ART HANDLER to nic@downingframes.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.

Please do not call the studio. Thank you!

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Posted on April 23