Art Handler

Prospect New Orleans

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Contemporary art triennial seeks qualified art handlers to deinstall a large exhibition and prepare works for shipment. Candidates must be highly motivated, detail oriented, team players with prior experience at a museum, gallery, or other art handling company. This is an hourly position, 5 days per week, from January 24 - February 6th with possible weekends and optional extra days after February 6th.

Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply.

Compensation is $20 - 25/hour, commensurate with experience.



  • Knowledge of best practices for wrapping and packing 2-D and 3-D objects.

  • Ability to select proper archival and other packing materials depending upon the medium, surfaces, condition and fragility of a particular work.

  • Know how to pack a slat crate, travel frame, shadow box, slipcase, cavity pack, and standard crating techniques.

  • Experience with condition reporting is a plus.


Position requirements:

  • At least 2 years experience working at a museum, gallery or other art handling company.

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs

  • Must be available for the duration of deinstall 1/24 - 2/6

How to Apply

Please provide cover letter, resume, and contact for one reference. Be sure to mention if you have registrar experience.

Posted on December 16