16 Sep 2021


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.

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

Availability: Full-time 4-5 days per week

The ideal candidate must possess the following:

  • At least two years of art handling experience in a gallery, museum or art handling company with excellent references
  • Working knowledge of safe and proper art handling, packing & installation methods suitable to a wide range of media
  • Computers skills (Mac platform)
  • Capable of excelling in a high-paced work environment
  • Basic carpentry skills including wall repair, painting and fitting pre-existing frames onto paintings
  • Professional demeanor
  • Must exhibit an ability to pay careful attention to detail
  • Positive, upbeat attitude
  • Physically able to lift and safely move artworks of varied dimensions and weight with assistance
  • Organizational skills

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
  • Coordinating domestic & international shipping and keeping organized records
  • Helping to maintain gallery schedule especially regarding shipments and deliveries

Minimum Qualifications and Skills:

  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of art handling, international and domestic shipping, and storage techniques
  • Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Knowledge of and passion for fine art
  • 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.

If you feel as though you are a good fit for this position please send your resume and a cover letter to dolbychadwickgallery.jobs@gmail.com with “Art Preparator via artjobs.artsearch.us” as the Subject Line.

Thank you!


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

Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: art gallery, art handler, arts, exhibition, and gallery. States: California.
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