Downing Frames is a contemporary art framing studio specializing in the fabrication of handmade, museum quality frames in NYC. We are looking to add a full-time experienced frame fitter who is a hardworking, detail-oriented team player. The ideal candidate works efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment.
The applicant that we hire will have a MINIMUM of 2 years of high-end framing experience and knowledge of archival hinging materials and techniques. You must be available for a Monday through Friday full-time job. Pay is depending on experience.
Basic daily responsibilities include:
Fitting high-end art into custom frames
Art handling/packing art
Additional responsibilities include:
Cutting mat boards to size
Cutting Museum Glass
Cutting spacers / fillets
Making boxes for shipping art
Installing frame glazing and fillets
MINIMUM 2 years of experience fitting high-end artwork
Ability to read and understand frame designs
Experience handling and packing art
Confident with hand-held power tools such as drills
Preference to experience with framing for extremely valuable art for high-end clients
Experience cutting windows in 8 and 12 ply boards with Fletcher mat cutter
Experience stretching canvases
Understanding of mounting processes and materials
Understanding of different hinging techniques
Experience fitting acrylic boxes
Art conservation knowledge is a plus
Please email your resume in PDF FORMAT ONLY with the subject line: FRAME FITTER to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Please do not call the studio. Thank you!