Art Handler - NYC

Atelier Fine Art Services

Atelier FAS, LLC is seeking an eager and qualified Art Handler for a full time (4-5 days a week) position to work as part of a team of art handers in the successful completion of art services tasks including, but not limited to, art installation, transportation, art exhibition packing, crating, and storage warehouse registration and organization. The Art Handler must have a dedication to the Atelier culture of excellence in art stewardship, a clear understanding of tools and materials, awareness of museum best practices and standards, good hand skills, and the ability to work in a high-pressure environment while keeping a cool head. The Art Handler reports directly to the Art Technician for daily operations in the successful completion of each project and must have a clean-cut professional appearance at all times. Prior experience is required. Pay will be commensurate with prior experience.

Atelier FAS, LLC is a full-service fine art services company with locations in New York, Philadelphia and Delaware. Atelier works directly with major cultural institutions and prominent private collections as well as major national and international galleries. Atelier FAS has two museum-quality storage facilities on the East Coast, and employs staff in the areas of Client Services, Logistics, Operations, Art Handling, Registration, Fabrication, Storage and Security.

Pay rate is $22.23 to $26.04 an hour

  • Good understanding and judgment in the handling and conveyance of collection objects as it relates to the condition, media, placement, and weight of objects

  • Good verbal and written communication skills which will be used to maintain contact with other art handlers and office staff

  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times

  • Ability to work well with others plus the ability to work independently

  • Art handling of artworks of various media

  • Activities such as unframing and reframing of paintings and works on paper may be required, securing new hardware to frames, removal of objects from display cases, and the set-up and dismantling of scaffolding and ladders may be required

  • Responsible for keeping work space and collection storage areas maintained and clean

  • Completing other assignments as requested


Carpentry Requirements

  • An Art Handler is expected to have basic carpentry skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physically capable of lifting objects weighing up to 80 pounds; physically capable of moving objects weighing up to 150 pounds; and physically capable of climbing ladders up to 20 feet and working on scaffolding and lifts of at least 30 feet; physically capable of using hand tools such as drills, hammer, screwdrivers, pliers, and wrenches

Visual Requirements

  • Some computer use plus the ability to see and ascertain the condition of artworks as they are being handled

Hearing Requirements

  • Telephone use, ability to hear instructions as an object is being handled and moved

Driving Requirements

  • Drivers license and experience driving 26ft box trucks is a plus (CDL not required.)

Educational Requirements

  • BA or BFA with at least one-year experience art handling within, or for museums, cultural institutions, or galleries
How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter in a single PDF attachment to Please include the position you are applying for (Art Handler) and location (NY).

It is the policy of Atelier FAS to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Posted on August 30