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New York, NY

Exhibition Technician

Gagosian seeks an experienced Exhibition Technician to lead the preparation and installation of exhibitions across three Chelsea gallery spaces, under the oversight of the Director of Exhibitions. This position requires a solid background in art handling, artists materials and techniques, demonstrated ability to safely move art objects, proper use of tools (hand and power) and equipment (scissor lift, forklift), the ability to multi-task and problem solve. This position also requires a willingness to work flexible hours as needed.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
– Assisting with planning and coordination of exhibitions;
Physical movement and installations of art work along with supporting the building infrastructure such as construction of exhibitions;
– Leading the movement of the art within the spaces, in coordination with the Exhibition Registrar and Director.
– Act as liaison between all three gallery spaces to the Director of Exhibitions;
– Working closely with the Exhibitions Registrar and Coordinator on proposed exhibition maps;
– Scheduling transport and equipment needs specific to each exhibition;
– Overseeing the fabrication and production of works as needed;
– Scheduling and overseeing exhibition crews, including internal and external crews for installations and deinstallations;
– Consulting on crating and packing a range of works of art;
– Oversee and prioritize the safety of art and workers at all times.
– Ordering and maintaining equipment and materials for installations;
– Overseeing construction in the galleries for exhibitions;
– Writing installation manuals for works of art;
– Managing exhibition lighting;
– With the Exhibitions Registrar working with local, national and international shippers coordinating pick up and deliveries for exhibitions, loans and consignments;
– Working with couriers and conservators
– Preparing condition reports and working with conservators to maintain and inspect artwork;
– Assisting team in opening and closing the galleries.

Qualifications:
– BA or BS required, preferably in an art field or extensive art experience.
– 6–8 years experience preferable
– Responsible and able to follow through on jobs, take instruction from co-workers, as well as exercise absolute discretion with clients and sales staff.
– Ability to handle high volume/high complexity installations and operate under tight deadlines.
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required to effectively interact with all levels of the organization.
– Ability to multitask and handle a high volume of art movements.
– -Must be comfortable with large-scale installation and be able to communicate well with art handling and construction crews, as well as lenders and curators.
– Knowledge of moving oversize crates and objects
– Experience in a wide range of materials, equipment and rigging.
– Shipping artwork including packing and crating.
– Familiarity with: Loan Agreements, Consignment Agreements & Certificates of Insurance.
– Model Making experience a plus.
– Ability to operate a forklift and a scissor lift.
– Ability to lift and carry heavy objects (over 50 lbs).
– Ability to climb a ladder.
– Ability to safely operate power tools.

Benefits and perks
– Comprehensive benefits suite through Cigna, including a fully subsidized employee only level HSA plan.
– MetLife pet insurance.
– A 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match.
– Employee discount on Gagosian products and publications.
– Pre-tax flexible spending, dependent care, and commuter benefits.

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular position

Compensation
Salary commensurate with experience; comprehensive benefits package.

Application Instructions
Please send resume and cover letter to careers@gagosian.com with “Exhibition Technician” 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.

Employee health and safety is of the utmost importance and as such Gagosian is committed to adhering to New York State Department of Health COVID safety guidelines.