Fine Art Handler & Installer

GalleryExpress Fine Art Services

GalleryExpress Fine Art Services

GalleryExpress Inc. is a fine art services company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada serving the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. We provide fine art handling expertise ranging from commercial and residential installations, to art relocation, packaging, and delivery services. Our packaging services include on site soft packing and bespoke crate building. We offer local deliveries in Toronto, expedited deliveries to northern and southern Ontario, cube van and straight truck deliveries to major art fairs in North America, and a monthly air-ride, climate controlled shuttle service to New York City (with stops along the way).

Our clients include artists, galleries, commercial offices, private collectors, interior designers, event planners, framers, conservators, governments, and public institutions to name a few. We also work with other fine art service providers within and beyond Canada to provide support for their clients or to extend support for ours.

Our focus is simple: to provide a flexible, professional, and reliable fine art handling service to the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

GalleryExpress Fine Art Services is currently hiring experienced art handlers for project-based, flexible schedule and full-time positions.

Qualified applicants will be involved in the range of our activities including deliveries, fabrication, packaging, and installation of artworks. Applicants with appropriate art handling experience may be considered for training. Competitive rates offered.

Responsibilities
  • Art Handling

  • Fabrication

  • Packaging

  • Installation

  • Truck Driving

  • Condition Reporting

Requirements
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently and in a team; crew leadership an asset

  • Ability to maintain discretion as required

  • Must have valid drivers licence and clean driving record

  • Proficient in verbal and written English

  • Well-groomed and suitable for work in private residences, galleries, museums, corporate offices, and warehouses

  • Adaptable and willing to work in a wide range of environments, with the possibility of overtime and irregular hours

  • Able to safely lift up to 55 pounds and maneuver objects of substantial size and weight on a daily basis without damage to object or person

  • Valid passport considered an asset

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to resume@galleryexpress.ca. All emails will be acknowledged. Qualified applicants will be contacted for further steps.

Please emphasize any specific skills or experience which may be relevant in your cover letter, such as:

Specialized handling, i.e. rolling, folding, and re-stretching canvas, rigging and complex installation

Working at heights and aerial work platform certification

Crate building, packaging, framing, woodworking

Condition reporting, registration

Truck driving, large van

Furniture, antique and decorative art handling

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Posted on January 7