Art Handler

Atthowe Fine Art Services

Atthowe Fine Art Services is searching for experienced Art Handlers to join our company. Atthowe is a nationally and internationally recognized Fine Art storage, transportation, and installation worker-owned company based in Oakland, CA.

Title: Art Handler

Pay range: Commensurate with experience.

Benefits package includes medical insurance, PTO account, paid holidays, and 401K program.

Full time M-F


Primary responsibilities

  • Knowledge of museum standards and materials for art handling, installation, and packing

o Installation knowledge of various media types (flatworks, small sculpture, etc.)

o Ability to think critically through installation instructions

o Understand the materials that make up the objects and how these materials may react with installation or packing materials

  • Understand typical parties and agreements involved in the transportation, handling, and installation of artworks and museum objects

  • Maintain, clean, and safe-guard all tools, equipment, and other company property, both personal and shared

  • Communicate with office throughout day to complete daily schedule

  • Meticulous completion of paperwork including bills of lading, labeling, and detailed condition reports with accompanying photos.

  • Capacity to work comfortably on a truck as well as in a customer-focused environment



  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a gallery, museum, or art transportation company

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Able to work as a part of a team and contribute to cooperative problem solving; able to lead and be led

  • Sound judgment, grace under pressure – with clients and colleagues

  • Regularly required to walk, stand, sit, bend, lift, and use hands

  • Regularly be in truck cab for extended periods and must exhibit physical agility to enter and exit trucks and/or trailers

  • Exposed to outside weather conditions on a frequent basis

  • Must be able to lift 60 pounds unassisted and must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 300lbs with assistance of mechanical equipment

  • Experience operating forklifts, scissor lifts, and pallet jacks; a plus but not required

  • The ability to drive 18-24’ box truck; a plus but not required

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Atthowe Fine Art Services is an equal opportunity employer. We do not and shall not discriminate based on race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, our clients, and our community.

Posted on March 18