Operations / Shop Manager

Crate 88 Inc.

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Senior-level opportunity at a small high-end crating and packing company. We are a well-established business with a culture of cooperation, independence and respect for employees.

Please do not apply unless you have relevant art handling experience.


Minimum $28/hr + benefits, additional dependent on experience

Full Time, but flexible schedule


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Quality control for all aspects of shop production from softpack to crating

  • Analyze artwork and determine optimal methods for safe packing

  • Design interior and exterior of fine art crates and convey information clearly to team

  • Coordinate between the office and shop to manage a small team of craters/packers

  • Keep accurate records for all shop jobs

  • Perform inspections of artwork and complete condition reports

  • Travel to clients’ homes and businesses to assess job needs and inspect artwork and on-site logistics

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Load & unload crates and supplies at facility

  • Maintain tool and material inventory

  • Plan out and keep records of tool and facility maintenance, safety inspections, etc.

  • Keep track of outgoing/incoming shipments on a day-to-day basis

  • Perform all duties of art handler / crater / packer “swing” in warehouse and on the road as-needed

  • Candidate must have extensive professional experience in the art handling field and familiarity with industry standard methods of art packing and crating

  • Must be comfortable operating a forklift or willing to be promptly trained

  • Must be able to lift heavy sheet goods safely.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with the team as well as clients

  • Must be vaccinated for COVID-19

How to Apply

Please email resume to set up phone interview and on-site assessment.

Posted on August 26