Art Technician | Job #6123

Murk & Co

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An international blue-chip gallery in New York is seeking a motivated and experienced art technician to contribute to a dynamic team. Working in concert with registrars, exhibitions team, directors, and sales staff, the focus of this role is the safe handling, installation, and packing of artwork throughout the exhibition, viewing, and storage spaces at the gallery. Exceptional attention to detail and ability to prioritize amid a high level of volume and complexity is essential. Substantial lifting and carrying of heavy items required, as well as the use of ladders, power tools, hand tools, and material handling equipment. Offsite work and occasional travel may be required. Some overtime (paid) will be required. A positive, proactive attitude, sound judgment, and strong sense of discretion are vital. Experience in building trades, fabrication, conservation, or other technical proficiency is a plus.

  • Safe and appropriate handling of artworks of various media

  • Preparation and upkeep of gallery spaces for exhibitions, viewings and photography

  • Maintenance of well organized art storage areas, workstations, tools, supplies

  • Lighting of artworks and exhibition spaces

  • Work with third party vendors including transportation companies, conservators, couriers, etc.

  • Produce and update condition reports

  • Coordination internally and with other departments and locations

  • Facilitate accurate record keeping

  • Supervision and direction of part time/freelance staff

  • Timely completion of all assigned tasks to a high standard

  • BA or BFA, 3+ years of proven work experience at an art gallery, museum, artist studio or within the logistics industry

  • Extensive experience safely handling and packing artworks in a range of media

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

  • Familiarity with database software

  • Professional demeanor

  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs

  • Ability to work safely on ladders

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to with “, Art Technician, Job #6123” in the subject line.

Posted on September 5