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 2 years of high-end framing experience and knowledge of archival hinging materials and techniques. You must be available for a Monday through Friday full-time job. Pay is depending on experience.
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 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
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
Please email your resume in PDF FORMAT ONLY with the subject line: FRAME FITTER to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do not attach a cover letter. In the body of the email, please emphasize any specific skills or experience which may be relevant in your cover letter, such as specialized handling, complex installation, client interaction, condition reporting, registration, crate building, etc
Include 3 professional references (email addresses) that we may contact.
Applications that do not follow this format will not be reviewed.
Please do not call the studio.