P.P.O.W is seeking a full-time assistant to the Head Preparator. A Bachelor’s degree is required, as well as prior experience working in an art gallery, museum, fine art shipper in preparation or storage management.
As this is an entry-level position, completion of a structured internship program would also be sufficient experience. Strong organizational and communication skills, a rigorous work ethic and a healthy team mentality are also required.
The position will involve packing works in all media for domestic and international shipment, as well as for short- and long-term storage onsite and off. Physical maintenance of multiple storage locations, as well as corresponding upkeep of our database, will be primary aspects of the position. The position entails safely handling all artworks in the gallery including assistance with exhibition and art fair installation, condition reports, and coordination of supplies directly with the Head Preparator. The position will also entail making local deliveries and pick- ups, consistent upkeep of the gallery’s public and private spaces, and providing general assistance to the Head Preparator on immediate and long-term projects. Successful applicants should also demonstrate enthusiasm for working directly with artists and studio staff to assist in archive management and planning for complex installations.