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19 Jan 2024


Art Preparator

Dolby Chadwick Gallery

 San Francisco, California, United States

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Job Description

Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco seeks a highly motivated, experienced and detail-oriented Art Preparator to join our team.

This position is full-time.

Schedule: Four to five days a week.

Start Date: We are looking for someone to start immediately.

Availability: Tuesday – Friday (9 – 6), occasionally Saturday (11 – 5)


The ideal candidate must possess the following:

Experience in a gallery or museum with excellent references

  • Working knowledge of safe and proper art handling, packing & installation methods suitable to a wide       range of media
  • Knowledge of international and domestic shipping
  • Capable of excelling in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to prioritize various tasks and complete them in a safe and timely manner
  • Must exhibit an ability to pay careful attention to detail
  • Basic carpentry skills including wall repair and painting
  • Physically able to lift and safely move artworks of varied dimensions and weight with assistance
  • Professional demeanor
  • Positive, upbeat attitude

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Installing and de-installing artworks for exhibitions
  • Safely handling artworks for client presentations 
  • Packing artworks safely for storage, shipping or off-site deliveries 
  • Moving artworks of various weights and dimensions throughout the gallery or to and from delivery trucks
  • Working with the Registrar to perform condition reports for artworks coming in and going out
  • Helping to provide on-site supervision and care of all works of art
  • Scheduling shipping and keeping organized records 
  • Helping to maintain gallery schedule especially regarding shipments and deliveries

Minimum Qualifications and Skills:

  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of art handling and storage techniques
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Team player – “can do” spirit
  • Self-starter with ability to work effectively with minimal supervision and meet deadlines
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience


How to apply:

If you feel as though you are a good fit for this position please send us your resume and a cover letter with “Art Preparator ” in the Subject Line to

Thank you!


Full-Time Job in Museum and Gallery:
Art Preparator
Dolby Chadwick Gallery
 San Francisco, California, United States

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: art handler, exhibition, gallery, and museum. States: California.