Position: Warehouse Lead Art Handler, Art Services
Status: Full-time | Non-Exempt | Hourly
Compensation Group: Experienced
Compensation Range: $35.00 hr - $42.00 hr
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 currently seeking a full-time Lead Warehouse Art Handler, with expert art handling skills, to join our team of arts professionals. The Warehouse Lead 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.
Lead warehouse crew in daily work orders (packaging and handling artwork) and installs 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.
Move stored objects in warehouse, maximizing spatial utilization while maintaining artwork safety.
Assist the Registration department with measuring and barcoding incoming artworks; condition report artworks on an as-needed basis.
Lead training exercises on packing, handling, and installation techniques as necessary.
Keep warehouse consistently clean, useable, and client-ready, bringing a proactive approach; inventory and ready supplies for field teams; administer 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 and systems including forklift and HVAC.
As-needed field work including packing, delivery, and installation of artworks in client’s homes, offices, and galleries.
Attend weekly department meetings and perform other related duties as required.
Minimum 3 years of experience in a museum, gallery, or art shipping organization; demonstrate expertise in art handling techniques and storing practices.
Art transportation and shipping knowledge; 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.