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helloart is hiring!

Hussain Al-JiboryMar 28, '23

helloart is growing, and we are looking for an art handler to join our team!


Art Handler Job Description: Part-Time

Art Handler is the backbone of helloart. As an Art Handler, you will be responsible for applying your knowledge of the safe and secure movement of artworks and artifacts. You will assist in all aspects of preparation, packing, transporting, installation/deinstallation and storage of works for helloart partners and artists. The ideal candidate understands that the safety and security of artworks and of fellow team members is critical to both individual and company success. You will report to the Director of Operations. Art Handlers will be required to maintain a clean driving record and will regularly be required to drive company vehicles for installations in the immediate region.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understanding and execution of art handling fundamentals and practices
  • Inspect artworks prior to handling to ensure proper handling and demonstrates care when handling objects of various mediums
  • Understanding of archival and other packing materials for various mediums
  • Complete wrapping and packing of works for transport or storage
  • Safely load and secure objects on/in personal or company vehicles
  • Move artworks to and from trucks, loading docks, storage facilities, client homes and businesses
  • Maintain tool kit and be prepared for jobs as assigned
  • Pickup and delivery of a wide range of works (sculpture, paintings, media) and mediums (i.e.: paint, mineral, organic)
  • Installation and deinstallation of works as directed by clients in various settings: residential, commercial, corporate, institutional
  • Professional installation of work, including the use of proper tools and hardware
  • May provide some recommendations on design and aesthetics when requested by clients
  • Use good judgment in all aspects of the job
  • Maintain helloart’s high expectations for customer service
  • Complete required paperwork to ensure accuracy (work orders, inventories, bills of lading, and other required operational documents)
  • Complete condition notes and documentation as required
  • Demonstrate understanding and use of both paper and electronic forms, proprietary and operational software
  • Communicate with project managers, team members and dispatch personnel as needed to efficiently complete requests and update management or clients
  • Maintain compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations
  • Adapt to new working conditions, equipment, procedures and methods
  • Maintain a clean, safe and respectful work environment both at the warehouse and in the field
  • Must adhere to proprietary agreements: confidentiality, non-disclosure, privacy, security, non solicitation, and other employment provisions, as required to maintain the utmost security

Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of art handling experience in a museum, gallery, artist studio, private collection or similar environment
  • High school diploma required. Bachelor’s Degree in studio art, museum studies, or a related art field is preferred
  • Familiarity with standard museum practices, terminology, and art history
  • Must pass a complete background check
  • Possess a driver’s license and maintain a clean record
  • Proficiency with hand and power tools
  • Working knowledge of outdoor sculpture materials
  • Ability to carry out work required in lifting and transporting artwork
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, and up to 100
  • Awareness and understanding of mounts, supports and structures. Mount-making or framing experience a plus.

How to Apply:

Email: jobs@helloart.com