Art Handler

Atthowe Fine Art Services

About Atthowe Fine Art Services

In business since 1928, Atthowe is now a worker-owned company exclusively dedicated to the handling of fine art. We provide temperature and humidity controlled art storage solutions, air and ground transportation support as well as crating, mounting and installation services. Our company has changed and grown over time, but always with the same focus of providing outstanding, quality service in a friendly and caring environment. We pride ourselves on our decades of outstanding service and our art-loving, hard-working, dedicated team. We cherish our long history but we also value our forward thinking, innovative practices.

About you

You are an experienced Art Handler who has worked in the museum, gallery or art transportation world with a wide range of fine art objects in the areas of storage, crating, shipping, transportation and installation.

Benefits

  • In addition to working with a friendly, art loving team, Atthowe also provides the following benefits:

  • 100% coverage of health insurance premium through Kaiser (includes vision)

  • 17.5 days of PTO for full time employees (increases with seniority)

  • 12 holidays

  • 401K with 3% match

  • Cell phone reimbursement of $30/month

  • Eligibility to become a worker owner after two years of employment

  • Employee bonuses

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.

Responsibilities

You are a great fit for this position if…

  • You are an expert in fine art, museum standards and materials for art handling, installation, and packing

  • You have installation knowledge of various media types (flatworks, small sculpture, etc.)

  • You are able to think critically through installation instructions

  • You understand the materials that make up the objects and how these materials may react with installation or packing materials

  • You are able to work as a part of a team and contribute to cooperative problem solving

  • You have the capacity to work comfortably on a truck as well as in a customer-focused environment

  • You meticulously complete paperwork including bills of lading, labeling, and detailed condition reports with accompanying photos.

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

  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills and keep lines of communication open.

  • You maintain and safe-guard all tools, equipment, and other company property, both personal and shared

  • You have sound judgment and grace under pressure – with clients and colleagues

Requirements

Qualifications

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

  • 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 upload your resume and cover letter to our application portal. In your cover letter please tell us more about your experience in project management and your interest in working at Atthowe Fine Art Services.

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Posted on November 8