Night Gallery seeks an enthusiastic and self motivated candidate for the full-time position of Head Preparator to begin immediately. This role offers a dynamic opportunity to travel and join an ever-growing gallery.
Safely pack artwork in inventory (slipcases, collars, custom boxes, crates, etc.)
Keep accurate account of artwork locations in gallery database
Pack and prepare sold artworks for various shipping needs
Move work between onsite and local storage
Locate, install/ deinstall work in viewing rooms for client visits
Assist local artists with projects when appropriate
General upkeep of gallery and property when needed (painting, organization, etc.)
Organize, pack, and transport artwork from local artists
Assist in deinstallation, packing, storage, and transport of previous exhibition
Assist in hanging shows, including installation of artwork in viewing rooms and office
Patching and painting of walls
Assist in set up and take down of events, private openings, and dinners
Art fairs responsibilities:
Pack artwork and assist in preparing shipments to art fairs
Prepare tool and supply kit needed for fair installation
Travel to art fairs and take care of necessary travel tasks when needed
Fair booth installation and art storage management
Ability to work in the booth for the duration of the fair, and run requisite errands as needed
Deinstall and pack artworks at close of fair, communicating with shippers when needed
Candidate must have 3 years of experience art handling in a commercial or institutional setting. Proficiency with Mac computers and common office software such as Microsoft, Google Apps, Acrobat Pro, Photoshop and a knowledge of basic power tools is required. Familiarity with Gallery Manager is a plus. Candidate must possess a CA driver’s license and have reliable transportation.
An ideal candidate for the position will have excellent problem solving and communication skills, be organized with a capacity to prioritize on a daily basis and the ability to manage multiple ongoing projects in a demanding, fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate is thoughtful, adaptable, highly organized, detail-oriented, able to receive constructive criticism, and self-motivated. Candidates must have the ability to safely lift and handle at least 50 pounds as part of daily activities and be willing to occasionally outside work of typical business hours when needed.
To apply please submit a current CV, two references, and a cover letter describing your interest in the position and your relevant experience to email@example.com with the subject line “Head Preparator application”. Salary commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates will receive a request for interviews. Please do not contact the gallery directly about the status of your application.