Fine Art Handler and Transportation Specialist – Atelier NY

Atelier FAS - NYC

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Atelier NY is seeking a Fine Art Handler and Transportation Specialist for a full time position (4-5 days a week) to work as part of a team in the successful completion of packing, installation and transportation for the most high profile collections and institutions. Handlers in fine art transport work together to prepare supplies, navigate their route, communicate with clients, and complete paperwork.

  • Successful handling and conveyance of art objects as it relates to the materials, condition, placement, and weight of objects

  • Good verbal and written communication skills which will be used to maintain contact with other art handlers and office staff

  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times

  • Handling of artworks of various media, carry out activities such as the unframing and reframing of paintings and works on paper, securing new hardware to frames, removal of objects from display cases, and the set-up and dismantling of scaffolding and ladders may be required

  • Responsible for keeping work space and storage areas maintained and clean

  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment while keeping a cool head

  • A thorough knowledge and appreciation of contemporary and modern art

  • Dedication to a culture of excellence in art stewardship

  • Enjoy working in a collaborative environment and appreciation for the logistics involved with each project

  • Basic softpacking skills; familiarity with hand tools such as drills, hammer, screwdrivers, pliers, and wrenches

  • Ability to safely lift & move objects, climb ladders and work on scaffolding and lifts

  • BA or BFA with at least one-year experience art handling within, or for museums, cultural institutions, or galleries

  • Drivers license is required and experience driving 26ft box trucks is a plus (CDL not required); ability to complete DOT Medical Exam

How to Apply

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter in a single PDF to: with the subject line “Fine Art Handler - NY.”

Atelier offers competitive hourly pay, commensurate with experience, and benefits, including health, vision, and dental insurance, PTO, commuter tax benefit and optional opportunities for earning overtime pay. We value the creative pursuits of our coworkers and seek to foster a productive work environment for everyone. This position is full time, but we will consider flexible hours for the right candidate.

Atelier FAS is a full-service fine art services company with locations in New York, Philadelphia and Delaware. Atelier works directly with major cultural institutions and prominent private collections as well as major national and international galleries. Atelier FAS has two museum-quality storage facilities on the East Coast, and employs over 90 staff in the areas of Client Services, Logistics, Operations, Art Handling, Registration, Fabrication, Storage and Security.

Atelier NY works closely with a clientele of museum registrars and specialists to design custom packing solutions. We bring a deep understanding of collection stewardship to every stage of a project, from collection care to traveling exhibitions, installation, transport, and storage.

It is the policy of Atelier FAS to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Posted on January 10