Experienced Frame Fitter High End Frame Shop

Downing Frames, Inc

Downing Frames, Inc

Downing Frames is a contemporary art framing studio specializing in the fabrication of handmade, museum quality frames in NYC. We are looking to add a full-time experienced frame fitter who is a hardworking, detail-oriented team player. The ideal candidate works efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment.

The applicant that we hire will have a minimum of 1-2 years high-end framing experience and knowledge of archival hinging materials and techniques. You must be available for a Monday through Friday full-time job.

Basic daily responsibilities include:

  • Fitting high-end art into custom frames

  • Art handling/packing art

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Cutting mat boards to size

  • Cutting Museum Glass

  • Cutting spacers / fillets

  • Making boxes for shipping art

  • Installing frame glazing and fillets



  • MINIMUM 1-2 years of experience fitting high-end artwork

  • Ability to read and understand frame designs

  • Experience handling and packing art

  • Confident with hand-held power tools such as drills

  • Preference to experience with framing for extremely valuable art for high-end clients

Preferred but not required:

  • Experience cutting windows in 8 and 12 ply boards with Fletcher mat cutter

  • Experience stretching canvases

  • Understanding of mounting processes and materials

  • Understanding of different hinging techniques

  • Experience fitting acrylic boxes

  • Art conservation knowledge is a plus

How to Apply

Please email your resume in PDF FORMAT ONLY with the subject line: FRAME FITTER to info@downingframes.com. Please do not attach a cover letter. In the body of the email, tell us in one paragraph why you’re interested in this position.

Please do not call the studio. Thank you!

Posted on November 1