Part-Time Collections Assistant

Cai Studio

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The Part-Time Collections Assistant will work closely with the Collections Manager in the proper care, handling, and storage of the artist’s works, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations.


Daily tasks may include:

  • Moving, wrapping, and hanging paintings (often large-scale)

  • Re-housing and modifying existing housing for 2-D and 3-D works

  • Cataloging, confirming inventory information, and updating the database

  • Maintaining clean and organized storage spaces

  • Assisting with other Collections needs as they arise (for example: storage upgrades, exhibition prep, facilitating framing & conservation, database improvement projects, etc.)



  • Ability to lift 50lbs+ on a regular basis

  • Ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time

  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail

  • Fine motor skills and experience with basic hand tools

  • Ability to provide your own reliable transportation to Chester, NJ

  • Working proficiency of English language

  • A willingness to learn additional job skills as needed

Valuable experiences (not requirements):

  • Experience handling artwork, furniture, or similar materials

  • Experience using databases and spreadsheets

  • Experience using tools and moving equipment such as power drills, ladders, pallet jacks, dollies, and J-bars

  • Familiarity with the storage requirements of artistic materials

How to Apply

This is a part-time position (Approx. 16-24 hours per week, depending on workload and Assistant’s availability). Compensation is non-salaried (hourly) at a rate of $20/hour. This position does not include benefits.

Work schedule can be flexible with appropriate advanced notice. Hours are typically 9am-5pm. Please note, this position is fully on-site and cannot be completed remotely.

We strongly prefer you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Valid proof of employment authorization in the United States is required upon hire.

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter (in PDF form) to with “Collections Assistant” and your last name in the subject line. Only selected applicants will be contacted.

Cai Studio is an equal opportunity employer and values an equitable and inclusive workplace, with a commitment to engaging the skills and leaderships of people of color, LGBTQ+ persons, and other individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Posted on January 4