Crew Manager

Atthowe Fine Art Services

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In business since 1928, Atthowe is now a worker-owned company exclusively dedicated to the handling of fine art. We are looking for a Crew Manager - a fantastic opportunity for a hands-on art services technician and leader with an expert skill set. This will be someone who will continue to build and lead our team of art handlers, someone who will motivate and train others, and provide impeccable customer service with museum quality art installation services for both private and public domains. This person will report to the Head of Logistics and will help develop and implement training programs that assess and strengthen the skillsets of each crew member. They will work closely with the Head of Special Projects, Head of Packing and Crating, project managers, and schedulers to allocate properly trained crew and resources for multiple simultaneous jobs, all with competing demands and requirements of expertise. This is an exciting time to join our employee-owned cooperative and become part of its continued growth as an unparalleled leader in the art services field.


In addition to working with a friendly, art loving team, Atthowe also provides the following benefits:

● 100% coverage of health insurance premiums through Kaiser (includes vision)

● Dental and additional vision coverage through Principal

● 17.5 days of PTO for full time employees (increases with seniority)

● 12 holidays

● 401K with 3% match

● Cell phone reimbursement of $60/month

● Eligibility to become a worker owner after two years of employment

● Employee bonuses

  • Work with management on the hiring, training, evaluation, and management of crew, setting clear expectations for quality of work

  • Consult on the schedule and allocation of crew resources, prioritizing efficiency, safety, quality of service, and cross-departmental coordination

  • Possess and continually improve knowledge of industry and museum art-handling standards as well as the typical parties and agreements involved

  • Effectively support team cohesion, cultivating a culture of accountability, cooperative problem solving, and inclusivity

  • As needed, work with crew at jobsites, participating in the hands-on lifting and manipulation of artworks for their transportation, packing, crating, installation, storage, and display

  • Manage and stock crew tool kits in consultation with head technicians and management, pri-oritizing sustainability, quality, and cost-savings when ordering supplies

  • Perform other hands-on art handling and/or supervisory tasks as needed

  • Minimum of 5 years of art handling and packing experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of management/coordinator experience

  • Possess a valid California driver’s license and a clean driving record at the time of, and for the duration of employment

  • Complete and pass STA (Security Threat Assessment) application and verification

  • Strong understanding of museum- and industry-standard art handling protocols, methods, and materials

  • Solid knowledge of MS365 applications, Google apps, productivity tools (Asana), or similar, etc.

  • Able to work a flexible schedule as weekend, overtime, overnight, out of town, and holiday work may be necessary

How to Apply

Send your cover letter and resume to Put Crew Manager in the subject line of the email.

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Posted on September 11