Custom Art Surfaces, LLC is an art fabrication shop focusing on museum grade canvases, stretcher bars, panels, and other painting surfaces. Our company provides materials to a wide range of artists in the Los Angeles area specializing in oversize pieces, unique shapes, and custom surface preparation.
We are looking for a full time experienced carpenter to join our team in Downtown Los Angeles. The ideal candidate for this position is interested and invested in the LA art scene, has carpentry experience, works well with others, and is looking for a creative, collaborative, and hands-on work place.
40 hours per week (9am – 5pm). Starting pay $20-$22 per hour depending on skills and experience. Some flexibility in schedule may be available for the right candidate.
Fabrication of stretcher bars, panels, frames, and other custom art objects
Milling wood to precise specifications
Operation of woodworking hand and power tools
Assisting other employees in troubleshooting carpentry challenges
General maintenance, organization, and cleaning of work areas
Occasionally stretching canvas, linen, muslin, and other painting substrates
Occasional preparation of painting surfaces with gesso, grounds, and other media
Occasionally working one on one with clients to achieve specific creative goals
Occasionally working offsite in artists studios, galleries, etc to fabricate and install onsite projects
Must have a high degree of woodworking expertise, including proficiency with power and hand tools and be able to safely operate them in a shared shop environment
2-3 years of relevant work experience (fabrication, bench carpentry, cabinet shop, etc.)
Good communication, comprehension, and problem solving skills
Proficient math and geometry skills
A strong eye for details and precision while working
An interest in the craft of fine woodworking
Must be able to lift upwards of 50lbs unassisted and work on your feet for extended periods of time
Desired Skills and Experiences:
Canvas stretching and preparation
Inventory organization and tracking
Employee management is a plus
CNC / CAD experience is a plus