At Downing Frames, we specialize in custom-built, handmade frames using museum quality framing practices in Long Island City, Queens.
We are seeking an experienced Frame Designer to join our growing design team. The Designer is a hardworking, detail-oriented, team player. They are able to work and communicate efficiently and effectively with clarity and professionalism in a fast-paced environment. Precise skills in art handling and inventory management are paramount.
This is a full-time salary position.
The Designer works closely with artists, galleries, collectors and artists estates choosing framing designs that complement the work and keep it safe utilizing strict museum quality standards.
They will maintain the inventory of incoming and outgoing artworks, complete condition reports, create framing quotes and invoices, and accurately enter artwork information into our database. They will also work closely with our Logisitics and Administrative Coordinator in both art handling and communication with clients.
Minimum of two-years as a registrar, frame designer or other art inventory management experience
Considerable on the job experience of art handling is a MUST
High school graduation supplemented by completion of formal or practical vocational training or Associate’s degree or any equivalent combination of training and experience
Specific coursework in art
Knowledge of tools and materials such as adhesives, primers, rollers, cardboard, poly, foam, screws, drill bits, drivers, etc.
Photography knowledge is a plus
Experience working as a frame designer is a plus, but adjacent experience with framing is acceptable
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, and crouching. The employee will have to lift and/or move items over 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Interested candidates should submit a resume in PDF format only to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Frame Designer. Do not submit a cover letter. Instead please tell us why you are interested in the position and why we should select you.
Please do not call the studio.