Lead Art Handler

ELY Inc.

ELY Inc. is a small museum services company located on in the DC area. Since 1998 we have been working with museums of all sizes and private collectors, both locally and nationally, to install, deinstall, mount, pack, crate, and store collections.


ELY, Inc. is looking for a full-time, experienced art handler to join our team. Candidates must have 3 – 5 years prior experience handling artwork and/or artifacts for galleries or museums, including installation, packing, and crating. Position is hourly with the potential to become salaried for the right person.


  • Health and dental insurance

  • Health Savings Account

  • Paid time off

  • Simple IRA

  • Education and Student Loan reimbursement



  • Experience handling and moving 2D and 3D objects and artworks

  • Installation and deinstallation of 2D and 3D artwork and objects

  • Experience in packing and crating of 2D and 3D artwork and objects

  • Experience leading team/projects

  • Ability to work well in a team as well as on individually assigned tasks

  • Experience packing and creating custom packaging for objects

  • Knowledge and ability to operate basic hand tools, power tools, and shop tools

  • Attention to detail and ability to work efficiently

  • Good communication skills



  • All items listed under position responsibilities

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

  • Available to travel several months out of the year for installation and deinstallation of major traveling exhibitions is a plus

  • Positive and professional attitude

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, or equivalent experience

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and at least three references to info@elyinc.com with LEAD ART HANDLER in the subject.

Posted on November 2