Art Handler Job Description

Art Handler Job Description

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Art handler provides logistics support for the maintenance department in their efforts to search and locate available materials in Maximo and at the warehouse.

Art Handler Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective art handler job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included art handler job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Stock and order all necessary packing materials as needed
Packing, crating and preparing artwork for shipment
Packing and crating of fine art for storage and shipping
Assist all installation activities at the gallery, including private viewings and exhibitions
Maintain safe storage solutions for all artwork on premises and warehouse space
Execute quality pack jobs for all outgoing works
Packing photographs for shipping and storage
Exhibition preparations, installations, and de-installations
General gallery maintenance and upkeep
Mat cutting and fine art framing

Art Handler Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Art Handler

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the art handler job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and High School Degree in Art, Fine Art, Management, Guidance, Education, Arts, Construction, Fine Arts, Painting, Communication

Skills for Art Handler

Desired skills for art handler include:

Crating
Installation techniques and materials
Industry standard packing
E-mail
Spreadsheet
Word Processing software
Operating procedures and logistics
Property
Systems
Packing materials

Desired experience for art handler includes:

Ordering packing and shipping materials and supplies
Organizing inventory and managing storage
Art fair transportation and installation
Inspection of prints at printers and framers
Advise internal departments of receipt of works for conditioning reports, photography
Current junior, senior or graduate student preferred

Art Handler Examples

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Art Handler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an art handler. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for art handler
  • Assist with the hanging/installation/set up of exhibitions and private viewings de-installation, packing-up and re-crating
  • Liaise and coordinate with Logistics Coordinator to ensure a smooth logistical arrangement of property
  • Maintain inventory In/Out record and property handover with client and supplier
  • Ability to drive a Sprinter cargo van in NYC safely and effectively
  • Loading inventory on and off van, delivery and collection from clients and vendors in the New York City metropolitan area and surrounding area
  • In-depth understanding of the unique traits and vulnerabilities of works of furniture and design
  • Moving of inventory between and at the Williamsburg warehouse and Tribeca gallery
  • Safeguard and protect the inventory with proper packing and handling techniques
  • Cleaning and polishing of the inventory using the approved agents and methods as determined by the artists and/or restoration staff (glass, brass, wood, stainless steel, plastic)
  • Installation of artworks including design works, sculpture and hanging lamps
Qualifications for art handler
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and phone demeanor
  • Exemplary organizational and clerical skills
  • Previous office / clerical experience required
  • Mastery of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop
  • Familiarity with database programs, pleasant personality, positive attitude, eager to learn and be adaptable
  • Available two 8-hour days per week (unpaid)
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Art Handler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an art handler. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for art handler
  • Prepare shipments by packing, crating and proper loading of each piece
  • Experience with crate construction highly preferred
  • Gallery upkeep, touch ups, lighting, trash removal, skylight/window cleaning, floor cleaning
  • Knowledge of various wall and ceiling installation techniques for sometime heavy or atypical works, including 2-D and 3-D works
  • Maintain general organization of warehouse
  • Exhibition preparation, installation and deinstallation
  • Maintaining a high level of organization in gallery storage
  • Occasional installations in private homes
  • Assisting with general gallery maintenance
  • Ensure the safe and timely preparation of works of art for study and exhibition purposes by handling and moving art in the galleries and storage areas
Qualifications for art handler
  • US citizen with Social Security Number or Green card holder
  • NY driver’s license clear of moving violations and/or restrictions
  • Heavy lifting required, including ability to move furniture such as couches, desks, credenzas
  • Ability to assume various responsibilities on an as-needed basis beyond basic art handling
  • Basic knowledge of packing methods and materials involved with art works, design works and vintage furniture (blanket wrap, plastic wrap, tie down techniques )
  • Proactive management of supplies for efficient fulfillment of daily work
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Art Handler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of art handler. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for art handler
  • To manage and conduct Safe Art Handling and Christie’s Systems training for Art Handlers
  • Deliver works of art for viewing appointments at the request of internal museum staff
  • Properly set up study display furniture for class and individual appointments in all of the art viewing spaces, , remove the study furniture at the close of these appointments
  • Track and update art movement data in museum database system
  • Occasional weekend and after hours work
  • Opportunities to support overseas teams with projects
  • Notify relevant supervisors and depts
  • Circle count inventory check, 2 to 4 times per year
  • Notify relevant manager and Logistics Coordinator of any damages, losses or discrepancies (within 4 hrs)
  • Use of handheld scanner devices and ERM inventory system
Qualifications for art handler
  • Presents oneself professionally at all times
  • Diligence, work ethic, and a friendly and supportive orientation toward clients, vendors, and colleagues
  • Maintain secure and organized onsite and offsite storage
  • Regular installation and de-installation and management of necessary supplies
  • Ongoing packing and shipping of framed and dimensional work
  • Organize and generate forms for incoming and outgoing work
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Art Handler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an art handler. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for art handler
  • Oversees inspection of all incoming and outgoing artwork
  • Packs, unpacks and verifies all outgoing and incoming artwork, examining each piece for condition
  • Inspects the physical life of each artwork and updates the assistant curator with any deviations
  • Researches and implements storage and display methods
  • Establishes and executes a definitive cleaning schedule of the art for all locations
  • Manages the collection security hardware and proper back and didactic wall labels
  • Working with the General Manager as the principal member of the technical team for fine art projects in London and the UK
  • Safely handling, deinstalling, packing and moving small and medium artifacts
  • Installing and deinstalling protective material over large artifacts prior to, and following, demolition activity
  • Assisting with videography of large artifacts
Qualifications for art handler
  • Coordinate local and domestic shipments
  • Prior experience packing, handling, installing fine art
  • Knowledge of shop & hand tools
  • Be highly motivated, punctual and responsible
  • Show initiative, organization and attention to detail
  • Ability to complete paperwork
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Art Handler Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an art handler. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for art handler
  • Scan all property in/out of warehouses, making sure Christie’s JDE systems reflect accurate inventory history
  • Store property in designated areas
  • Communicate all relevant information to supervisor pertaining to property damages or supply needs
  • Safely operating forklifts and aerial lift equipment
  • Working effectively and cooperatively as part of a team during complex and coordinated move and inventory activity
  • On time delivery and collection of all items to and from clients and vendors
  • Installation/De-Installation of artwork with specific attention to NYC art fairs
  • Compose and generate written condition reports including digital photographs
  • Accurately complete paperwork ensuring each item, package and/or crates are labeled correctly
  • Physical effort is required, including bending, pushing, pulling and lifting
Qualifications for art handler
  • Excellent multitasking skills while maintaining detail & integrity of work
  • Be in good physical health (heavy lifting to be expected)
  • Team player, able to execute directions and lead when necessary
  • Have a valid and clean driver's license
  • Prior experience driving a box truck (CDL a plus, but not required)
  • Extensive walking throughout Christie’s facilities (300,000 + sq

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