Art handler/preparator

Nino Mier Gallery

Nino Mier Gallery is seeking an experienced, highly motivated art handler/preparator for a full time position, as well as freelancers for periodic work. Reporting to the Head Preparator and Head Registrar, this position is responsible for all aspects of exhibition installation and deinstallation, packing of artwork for storage and transit, local deliveries to & pickups from clients and vendors, and general gallery maintenance and upkeep. This role requires attention to detail, ability to take and follow instructions precisely, and great follow-through. Schedule is Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM - 6PM, with some flexibility required.



  • Soft packing & hard packing, including: slipcases, collars, shadowboxes, crating, t-framing, cavity packing; and common carrier-appropriate packing, including Masterpaks.

  • Working knowledge of all packing materials & methods and ability to discern the most appropriate method per artwork.

  • Skillful handling of works on paper, prints, books, and other delicate objects


  • Knowledge of a wide spectrum of different installation methods, hardware, tools, and best handling practices for painting, sculpture, ceramics

  • Familiarity with installation-based artwork

  • Experience with proper handling methods for fragile materials and surfaces


  • Polite, professional demeanor when delivering to & installing in clients’ homes

  • Proper loading/unloading methods for company sprinter van and other vehicles

  • Experienced & comfortable driving/parking large vehicles


  • Meticulous approach to organization according to gallery protocols & standards

  • Acumen for inventory tracking/management

  • Keeping neat work areas and awareness of needed supplies

  • Attention to and responsibility for general gallery appearance (repairs, painting, maintenance, etc.)

  • 3+ years of experience art handling experience (preferably at a gallery, art shipper, or museum)

  • Ability to lift 75+ lbs

  • Basic woodworking skills

  • Experience with Artlogic a plus

  • Willingness to travel for art fairs, etc. when necessary

How to Apply

To apply, please send resumé and cover letter to and specify availability (freelance or full time).

Posted on August 4