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New York, NY

Part-Time Art Handler/Preparator

Gagosian is seeking part-time Art Handlers to join their Upper East Side team.

This is an opportunity for 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.

Qualified candidates will have more than three years of experience working in art gallery, museum, art studio, or transportation services. You must have a 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.

Compensation
Rate of pay is commensurate with experience.

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

Gagosian is committed to maintaining a diverse working environment and is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.