Part-Time Preparator


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Reports to: Warehouse Manager

BLUM Los Angeles is seeking a part-time Preparator to assist with the movement and installation of artworks. The ideal candidate has knowledge of art handling protocols and be able to take initiative, multitask, work well with others, and thrive in a dynamic environment.



As a Part-Time Preparator at BLUM LA, your responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Assist with the movement and installation of artworks throughout our gallery, viewing, and storage spaces

  • Assist with organization and tracking of inventory in our warehouses

  • Assist with receiving and releasing artworks and loading/off-loading trucks

  • Assist with local collections and deliveries

  • Prepare and properly pack artworks for transport and storage

  • Prepare spaces for client viewings and photography including painting, patching, and artwork installation

  • Keep viewing spaces and warehouses clean, safe, and client-ready

  • Assist with special events and local offsite exhibitions and fairs

  • Attend weekly staff meetings



  • Minimum 2 years of experience working for an art gallery, museum, or shipping company

  • Knowledge and application of art handling best practices

  • Must be a positive and supportive team player, able to address new challenges

  • Ability to take initiative, multitask, and work graciously in a fast-paced environment

  • Detail-oriented and extremely well organized

  • Strong communication skills

  • A proficient knowledge of fine art logistics including installation, packing, shipping, and storage

  • The ability to safely lift 50 lbs, as well as the safe use of power tools, ladders, and warehouse equipment

  • Clean driving record holding a current CA driver’s license

  • Background in carpentry/construction preferred

  • Experience operating warehouse equipment - forklifts, stackers, pallet jacks preferred

  • Experience driving a box truck preferred

How to Apply


  • Paid sick time accrued at a rate of 1 hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked Employees may use up to 48 hours annually and accrue up to 72 hours

  • Paid family leave

  • Participation in a 401k retirement plan

  • Staff discounts on gallery publications, merchandise, and select artworks

  • Weekly Onsite Yoga on Thursdays


  • Please submit your resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to

  • We will be following up with requests for interviews in the coming weeks in order to fill this position as soon as possible

  • Only serious and qualified candidates will be considered

  • The hourly rate range for this position is $28.00 - $35.00 commensurate with experience

  • This is a part-time position. Only serious and qualified candidates will be considered

BLUM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Posted on January 17