Preparator / Art Handler

ARTworks of Kansas City

Motivated, experienced individual needed full-time to work as part of a team in the successful completion of packing, installation and transportation for institutions and high profile fine art collections.

Packing and handling of wide range of fine art and artifacts, soft packing, corrugated case fabrication, crating and transport of artwork in metro area and surrounding region. Must possess excellent customer relation skills and driving record.

Responsibilities
  • Successful handling and conveyance of art objects as it relates to the materials, condition, placement, and weight of objects


  • Good verbal and written communication skills which will be used to maintain contact with other art handlers and office staff. Concise condition reporting.

  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times

  • Handling of artworks of various media, carry out activities such as layout and installation of artwork for galleries, individuals and in corporate settings. Solid math aptitude a must.

  • Responsible for keeping work space and storage areas maintained and clean

  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment while keeping a cool head

Requirements
  • A thorough knowledge and appreciation of contemporary, modern and traditional fine art

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or at least one-year experience art handling within, or for museums, cultural institutions, or galleries

  • Excellent customer relation skills

  • Enjoy working in a collaborative environment and appreciation for the logistics involved with each project

  • Basic softpacking skills; familiarity & experience with hand tools

  • Ability to safely lift 60 lbs.; move objects, climb ladders and work on scaffolding and lifts

  • Drivers license is required and experience driving 26ft box trucks is a plus (CDL not required); ability to complete DOT Medical Exam

  • Must be available for occasional overnight travel

We handle art for a wide range of clients who must be completely satisfied with our services. Full-time position with benefits.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and brief resume with work experience and references. We want to know why you think you are a fit for this position and when you are available. No calls please.

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Posted on April 22