ArtWorks San Diego (AWSD) seeks a full-time Shipping Manager to oversee domestic and international shipments of fine art. Now celebrating its 12th year in business, ArtWorks San Diego offers a full range of museum-quality services including climate-controlled storage, in-house crate construction, custom installation and sculpture rigging, weekly shuttles, and world-wide shipping. AWSD is a TSA-Certified Cargo Screening Facility.
This position is responsible for estimating and executing bookings for fine art shipments ranging from single works to multi-venue traveling exhibitions for a clientele of museums, galleries, auction houses and private collectors. The ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to be well-organized and to multitask with a strong attention to detail and accuracy. A keen interest and understanding of the visual arts is greatly preferred.
Comprehensive knowledge of the fine art shipping industry, both domestic and international, is required. Familiarity with airline cargo facilities, tarmac supervision and customs formalities at both the Los Angeles International Airport and the San Diego Airport is a plus. Previously established relationships with domestic shippers and fine art handling companies is desirable, as is a thorough knowledge of handling and packing procedures for both gallery-level and museum-standard projects.
This is a full-time, salaried position with a typical work week of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday – Friday, though additional hours occasionally may be required to meet project deadlines. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and able to pass a TSA background check. Paid healthcare, holidays and vacation. Salary is based on experience.