Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles is hiring for a full time preparator to join our team. The gallery has locations in Los Angeles, New York, Brussels, and Marfa, but we take pride in keeping our team close-knit and dynamic. We’re looking for someone who shares our investment in a friendly yet efficient work environment, and who has a flexible, can-do attitude.
Reporting to the Head Preparator and Head Registrar, this position is responsible for all aspects of exhibition installation, packing of artwork, local transport, and general gallery maintenance and upkeep. This role requires attention to detail, ability to take and follow instructions precisely, and great follow-through. Schedule is Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM - 6PM, with some flexibility required.
Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation days, and 401k (after one year).
Working knowledge of a wide range of packing materials & methods (slipcases, collars, shadowboxes, crating, t-framing, cavity packing) and ability to discern the most appropriate method per artwork.
Skillful handling of works on paper, prints, books, and other delicate objects
INSTALL / DEINSTALL
Knowledge of a wide spectrum of different installation methods, hardware, tools, and best handling practices for painting, sculpture, ceramics
Experience with proper handling methods for fragile materials and surfaces
TRANSPORTATION & DELIVERY
Polite, professional demeanor when delivering to & installing in clients’ homes
Experienced & comfortable driving/parking large vehicles
Meticulous approach to organization according to gallery protocols & standards
Acumen for inventory tracking/management
Attention to and responsibility for general gallery appearance (repairs, painting, maintenance, supplies, etc.)
3+ years of experience art handling experience (preferably at a gallery, art shipper, or museum)
Experience & comfort with driving vans & trucks
Ability to lift 75+ lbs
Basic woodworking skills
Experience with Artlogic a plus
Willingness to travel for art fairs, etc. when necessary