Preparator

Alexander Gray Associates

Alexander Gray Associates is seeking a full-time Preparator working in all aspects of art handling, installation, and assisting with facilities maintenance.

Ideal candidates will be aligned with the Gallery’s culture and mission. The Gallery’s collaborative team is made up of professionals from a range of backgrounds; our diversity and passion is supported in solution-oriented procedures, documented systems, and consistent communication between team members. In this way, each individual contributes their organizational and communication skills to further the Gallery’s mission and the advancement of Gallery artists.

Alexander Gray Associates is a contemporary art gallery in New York. Through exhibitions, research, and artist representation, the Gallery spotlights artistic movements and artists who emerged in the mid- to late-Twentieth Century. Influential in cultural, social, and political spheres, these artists are notable for creating work that crosses geographic borders, generational contexts and artistic disciplines. The Gallery also seeks to nurture exceptional people into long-term careers with the Gallery.

Responsibilities
  • Packing and unpacking artworks for fulfillment and loans

  • Uploading and organizing shipping receipts and fulfillment records

  • Maintaining storage supplies inventory

  • Assisting with pickup from and drop-off to Gallery and artist’s studios

  • Installing artwork for special client or curatorial viewings

  • Assisting with installation of upcoming exhibitions

  • Assisting with art fair preparations

  • Maintaining general upkeep of facilities physical appearance

  • Assisting with events preparation

  • Maintaining exhibition and events equipment

  • Assisting with storage management

  • Assisting with photographic documentation of artwork with Registrar

Requirements
  • BA required, with primary study in one of the following areas: Art History, Museum Studies, Arts Administration, or Fine Arts

  • Minimum 1 years work experience in an art gallery, auction house or museum, ideally with duties as of an art Preparator or art handler

  • Knowledge of software including: Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Gallery Manager, or other artwork database systems

  • Familiarity with basic tools, light carpentry

  • Knowledge of art handling best practices

  • Experience with fine art packing techniques

  • Valid drivers license and experience driving a box truck in New York City

  • Ability to lift at least 40lbs

How to Apply

Email resume with cover letter as a single PDF (can be multiple pages within one PDF file), labeled with your name to: position@alexandergray.com, with Preparator in the email subject line. No phone calls or in-person inquires.

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Posted on October 31