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31 Aug 2018

Part-Time Part-Time Art Handler / Preparator

Gagosian Gallery  New York, New York, United States

Job Description

Gagosian Gallery is seeking qualified Part-Time Art Handlers to join their Upper East Side team.

This is an opportunity available to experienced Art Handlers with a desire to contribute to a dynamic team environment with a rotating exhibition schedule, and art fair participation. The primary focus of this position is to assist with the physical movement and installation of artwork throughout the exhibition and storage spaces at Gagosian Gallery.

Qualified candidates will have more than three years of experience working in art gallery, museum, art studio or transportation services. You must have proven record of handling high-value works of art, gallery preparation, and maintenance. Good communication skills as well as the use of hand tools, ladders, wall patch, paint, dollies, and movement of heavy objects is required.

The handling aspect of this part-time position requires candidates to have working knowledge of basic packing and handling skills. Candidates will be responsible for soft-wrapping art, fabricating slip cases and shadow boxes, as well as packing crates and t-frames for storage purposes. Working knowledge of t-frame Oz-Clips, inner-crate bracing systems, and handling of hinged works on paper is necessary.

Duties include but are not limited to:

• Prepare gallery spaces for exhibitions, viewings and photography. Install artwork, prepare walls, floors, and gallery lighting.

• Assist with organizing art storage areas, tools, workstations, materials, and supply levels.

•Aid in packing and unpacking processes of soft-wrapped and crated artwork. Prepare packaging for long term and short term storage and off-site transportation. All packing processes will be applied to various mediums including; paintings, works on paper, framed artwork, sculpture and mixed media in multiple parts.

Qualifications for the role:
BA or BFA, or 3+ years of proven work experience at an art gallery, museum, art studio or within the transportation services industry.

Position Type:
Part-Time/Hourly and Project based.

Rate of pay is commensurate with experience.


Please send resume and cover letter to with “Part-Time Art Handler” in the subject line. Walk-ins or phone inquiries will not be accepted for this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V, committed to ensuring that all current and prospective employees are afforded equal opportunities.

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: art gallery, art handler, arts, and exhibition. States: New York.

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