Position: Warehouse Associate Art Handler, Art Services
Status: Full-time | Non-Exempt | Hourly
Compensation Group: Experienced
Compensation Range: $ 28.35 - $ 30.00 per hour
Hiring Range: $25.00 - $35.00
Reports to: Director of Operations & New Business Initiatives
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:30pm (with some flexibility)
Minnesota Street Project Art Services, founded & headquartered in San Francisco since 2016, is the Bay Area’s fastest growing and most innovative provider of highest quality art storage, installation, packing, crating, transportation, and solutions. Our clients include private collectors, galleries, and institutions who value our emphasis on customer relationships, collection care, and creative problem solving.
As part of the Minnesota Street Project and affiliated with the Minnesota Street Project Foundation, 100% of our profits are used to support the visual arts ecosystem in the Bay Area.
Minnesota Street Project offers a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, AD&D, Paid Time Off and Parental Leave, Retirement Savings, 401-k Plan, and Pre-Taxed Commuter and Childcare Benefits.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Minnesota Street Project provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Minnesota Street Project is seeking a full-time Art Handler with expert customer service, art handling and transportation, and packaging skills to join our team of arts professionals. The Art Handler will exhibit a friendly and approachable demeanor with all Minnesota Street Project clients, staff, and vendors, acting as a positive ambassador for the Art Services department, as well as the overall Project. This person must value teamwork, collaboration, and community. This person will demonstrate an understanding of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access in the arts and in our daily lives and has cultural flexibility/agility and a commitment to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment.
Exhibit a friendly and approachable demeanor with MSP staff, clients, and vendors, acting as a positive ambassador for the overall Project; ensure strong communication is facilitated and deadlines are continually met.
Assist in daily work orders (pack and handle artwork) and install art work for client viewing room appointments, stage outgoing artworks, anticipate incoming shipments by designating spaces in advance of deliveries, and assist with loading and unloading of trucks for shipments and field jobs.
Look ahead at upcoming jobs on the calendar and ensure that you are familiar and prepared to execute the full scope or consult with the project manager if there are any uncertainties.
Move stored objects in warehouse, maximizing spatial utilization while maintaining artwork safety.
Assist the registration department with labeling artworks and performing condition reports; expertly store and track artwork in our warehouse, as well as our vehicles, in accordance with museum standards.
Keep warehouse consistently clean, useable, and client-ready, bringing a proactive approach; inventories and readies supplies for field teams; administers reuse and recycling policies.
Prioritize the safety of personnel and artworks, adhering to company operational guidelines at all times.
Assist in upkeep of warehouse equipment including forklift and other equipment through daily checklists and light maintenance.
As-needed field work including packing, delivery and installation of artworks in client’s homes, offices and galleries.
Drive company fleet vehicles including box trucks and sprinter vans for warehouse and field-job related tasks.
Assist the crate shop as needed.
Attend weekly department meetings, as well as occasional programming events at 1275 Minnesota Street.
Perform other related duties as required.
Available to work 5 consecutive days of the week, between the hours of 8am and 6pm, and occasionally beyond.
Minimum 2 years’ experience at a museum, gallery, or art shipping organization; demonstrated expertise in art handling techniques, packing, crating and storing protocols, as well as client relations and team communication.
Art transportation and shipping knowledge with a valid CA license and ability to drive a 16 – 26’ box truck.
Willingness to safely shift directions for the need of the artwork or client, in a moment’s notice.
Experience operating material moving equipment (VRCs, forklifts, scissor lifts, material lifts, gantries, and pallet jacks).
Outstanding communication and ability to take direction and ask for assistance, as needed, ensuring projects stay on schedule.
Demonstrate concern for detail, accuracy and precise execution of work, all while being adaptable and willing to learn a new direction or skill.
Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written.
Work well independently and as a team; gracefully shift between warehouse, client, and office settings, whilst communicating along the way.
Ability to safely lift 50+ lbs individually and 75+lbs as a team.
Proficient with iPad and PC Tablets. Comfortable using computer databases.