Temporary Art Handler

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a national nonprofit organization, seeks an experienced Art Handler who will work together with the Exhibitions Manager for our annual ART.WRITE.NOW Exhibition, an exhibition of Scholastic Art & Writing Awarded works.

About the Organization:

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, identifies teenagers with exceptional artistic and literary talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The Awards have an impressive legacy dating back to 1923 and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford and Joyce Carol Oates. Teens in grades 7 through 12 can apply in 29 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published. Students who receive national awards in art ship their work to New York for the ART.WRITE.NOW exhibition.


Reporting to the Exhibitions Manager, the Art Handler will work to install (and potentially de-install) nearly 600 pieces of artwork for our annual ART.WRITE.NOW exhibition in May-June 2019. Other duties might entail soft packing art for storage, light office duties, and organizing the art space.

  • 3-5 years of cumulative art-handling and installation experience with a museum, gallery, frame shop or art fair, etc.

  • Must have experience moving, packing, and hanging small and large works of 2D and 3D art, and be able to safely lift 50 lbs.

  • Highly motivated, with an aptitude and availability for short and long-term projects.

  • Willing and able to work independently.

  • Clear communicator who is capable of working effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced environment with a team of people.

  • Experienced box-maker, and knowledgeable about packing techniques and materials specific to works of art.

Available to work May 23rd- May 30th (excluding Memorial Day) for installation. Potential availability to work June 10th- June 13th for de-installation.

Pay is $25/hour. Work hours are 10:00 am- 6:00 pm with the possibility of extended hours.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should email a résumé as an attachment with the subject line “Temporary Art Handler” to employment@artandwriting.org.

No phone calls, please.

Posted on April 10