Downing Frames, Inc

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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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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

How to Apply

Please email your resume in PDF FORMAT ONLY with the subject line: FRAME FITTER 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.

Please do not call the studio. Thank you!

Posted on July 31