Art Handler

Atthowe Fine Art Services

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Title: Art Handler

Reports to: Crew Manager

Schedule: Full time, Hourly

Base pay range: $32-$39/hour DOE, plus benefits, bonuses, overtime and profit-sharing potentials

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Atthowe Fine Art Services is looking for an Art Handler - a fantastic opportunity for a hands-on art services technician with a strong skill set. This will be someone who will provide impeccable customer service with museum quality art installation services for both private and public domains. This person will report to the Crew Manager and will work closely with a team of well-honed technicians, riggers, project managers, and schedulers to service art installation, transportation, crating, and packing jobs both indoors and out, for a range of private art collectors and public art institutions. This is an exciting time to join our employee-owned cooperative and become part of its continued growth as an unparalleled leader in the art services field.


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

● 100% coverage of health insurance premiums through Kaiser (includes vision)

● Dental and additional vision coverage through Principal

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

● 12 holidays

● 401K with 3% match

● Cell phone reimbursement of $60/month

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

● Employee bonuses


Core Responsibilities:

  • Perform hands-on lifting and manipulation of artworks and museum objects as needed for their transportation, packing, crating, installation, storage, and display

  • Comprehend and implement museum-standard installation methods and professional art handling protocols

  • As needed, gain experience acting as on-site contact for clients and office, developing client relationships, addressing job needs and directing crew

  • Understand and follow detailed instructions and strict protocols while also utilizing critical thinking to solve scope changes, sometimes under pressurized time constraints

  • Possess solid art handling skills and continually increase knowledge and experience in spe-cialized skill designations such as: art installation, construction, art packing, crating, rigging, registration, and driving

  • Possess solid knowledge of handling differing objects safely and understand the materials that make up the objects and how these materials may react with installation or packing ma-terials

  • Safely and competently drive large vans and continue to gain experience with box trucks, un-derstanding and abiding by company and DOT regulations

  • Inspect vehicles and maintain safety standards, and inform office of safety or maintenance is-sues

  • Maintain an orderly and well supplied truck

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

  • Prioritize efficient and detailed communication and registration information transfer between company departments

  • Effectively work as part of a team, contributing to cooperative problem solving, and appropri-ately escalate problems to leadership as needed

  • Gain increased knowledge of, complete and maintain safety certificates for: forklift operator, scissor/boom lift operator, fall protection, scaffolding

  • Understand and comply with PPE (personal safety equipment) requirements

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

Core Accountabilities for all employees:

  • Safety of people: Never act in a way that would endanger you, a co-worker, or any other per-son

  • Safety, protection, and stewardship of all artwork and objects in our custody

  • Excellent communication, cooperation, and attention to detail with clients, colleagues, and other parties

  • Knowledge of and adherence to company standards and policies

  • Protect all confidential information, including client information, job details, images, and privi-leged company information

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

  • Professionally represent the company in the community, building effective relationships with clients and other stakeholders

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly required to walk, stand, sit, bend, lift, and use hands, sometimes for extended peri-ods of time

  • Regularly work on boom-lifts, scissor lifts or ladders for long periods of time

  • 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

  • Regular use of mobile phone required for workflow

  • Minimum of two years of experience in art handling

  • Possess a valid California driver’s license and a clean driving record at the time of, and for the duration of employment

  • Complete and pass STA (Security Threat Assessment) application and verification

  • Able to work a flexible schedule as weekend, overtime, overnight, out of town, and holiday work may be necessary

  • Forklift operation and box-truck driving experience desired

How to Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to Put Art Handler in the subject line of the email.

Posted on November 8