Freelance Art Handler

Over The Influence


Over The Influence Los Angeles seeks timely, highly motivated, organized and collaborative freelance professional Art Handlers. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with timely preference given to individuals with immediate September availability.


Over the Influence was founded in Hong Kong in 2015 and expanded to Los Angeles in 2018. The gallery announced its Southeast Asian debut in 2021 by opening a third gallery in Bangkok. Meanwhile 2022 celebrates the fourth gallery space in Paris.

The gallery represents an international roster of emerging and established artists working across different mediums and disciplines, and provides them with global opportunities through fairs, special projects, and overseas exposure. Over the Influence supports artists and the infrastructure of artists where they are living and working while offering global opportunities through the various gallery locations and special projects.



  • Safe handling, packing, unpacking, installing and deinstalling of fine artworks

  • Work on a team to load and unload trucks and hande large crates with efficiency and care

  • Assist with inventory recordkeeping and organization

  • Maintain and manage a to do list

  • Accurately record hours and prepare PDF invoices

  • Communication and collaboration: knowing when to ask questions, ability to ask for help when needed and communicating with other handlers to create an effective team

  • Ability to perform under pressure and with discretion



  • Two (2) years experience working as an art handler, preparator or installation technician in a fine art context

  • Knowledge of and interest in contemporary art

  • Knowledge of museum standard strategies for safe handling

  • Proficient in multiple packing and crating techniques including soft pack construction for paintings and sculptures

  • Experience moving crates with dolly, pallet jack and j bar

  • Ability to stay motivated, organized and accurate throughout the day

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly and stand for extended periods of time

  • Reliable transportation to our DTLA location


  • Scissor lift operation

  • Forklift certification

  • Driving box truck / sprinter van

  • Conservation

  • Framing

  • Crating

  • Logistics

How to Apply

Please e-mail and include the following:

  • A resume in PDF form

  • 2-3 relevant references for whom you have directly worked with or for (name, title, organization, phone number)

Please highlight relevant skills requested in the qualifications above within your application. Applicants with most, if not all, of the requested qualifications are invited to apply. Submissions including the above items will be prioritized. No phone or walk-in inquiries, please. Interviewing ASAP.

Posted on September 6