Art Handler / Preparator

Elmhurst Art Museum

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Elmhurst Art Museum is seeking highly motivated Art Handlers/Preparators to work closely with the Exhibitions Manager for the upcoming exhibitions. Ideal candidates would work between August 26 - September 13 (flexible dates, availability during the weekend would be appreciated but is not necessary). The pay rate is $20/h. Please note that this is a temporary position.


Duties August 26 - 30:

De-installing artwork for museum exhibitions

Packing artwork

Delivery of artworks from Elmhurst to Chicago, Countryside, and Romeoville with a rental uhaul

Duties September 2 - 13:

Installation of What Came After: Figurative Painting in Chicago 1978-1998 and McCormick House - Past, Present, Future

Wall patch & paint

Deinstallation & disposal of temporary walls

Artwork drop off with a rental uhaul from Chicago and Madison WI

Artwork pick up with a rental uhaul from Rockford.


High attention to detail

professional, positive, can-do attitude

General knowledge of industry practices and tools/materials

Ability to handle objects of high value with care

knowledge of materials

Prior experience as an installer/art handler is a MUST

Driver’s license

How to Apply

If interested, please send your CV and references (if any) to

Elmhurst Art Museum is located at 150 Cottage Hill Avenue in Elmhurst (IL), 25 minutes from downtown Chicago by car or public transportation (Metra). The Museum is both an international destination for Mies van der Rohe scholars and fans and a regional center where people from Chicago and the western suburbs learn to see and think differently through the study of the art, architecture, and design of our time. Please see for more details about the institution and upcoming programs.

Posted on July 15