Preparator

Tina Kim Gallery

Full time preparator will play an integral role assisting with practical gallery logistics, working primarily with gallery principal and directors a primary focus on installations, shipments, and packing.

Responsibilities
  • Work with director/registrar to organize and oversee gallery shipments and installations, including art fairs, exhibitions, sold works

  • Organize and oversee installations and deinstallations, troubleshooting installation issues on-site

  • Work with various fine art shipping companies to bid out shipments and crating jobs

  • Hire and oversee freelance art handler team for packing large shipments, installs, and deinstalls including art fairs, exhibitions, and viewings

  • Maintain gallery on-site and off-site storage, working directly with storage facility team to reconcile gallery database with storage facility database

  • Organize and oversee any construction or modification to the gallery space

  • Work with assistant registrar to generate detailed condition reports of all works to come through gallery

  • Manage personnel on-site to ensure that extreme care is being taken with the handling of each object and that the movement of crates and other activities taking place on the gallery floor is in an organized manner to prevent any risk befalling artworks

  • Maintain gallery database with specific attention paid to noting artwork movement

  • Some travel may be required for art fairs on an as needed basis

Requirements
  • 2-3 years art handling/preparator experience

  • Proficiency with ArtBase preferred

Ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail oriented, personable, dynamic, and comfortable in a leadership position and working as part of a small team.

How to Apply

Please submit CV and cover letter to info@tinakimgallery.com. Subject line should read “Preparator Application.”

Posted on March 11