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Full-Time Art Handler

At Klasson Fine Art Services, our goal is simple: to maintain unwavering integrity in all we do and provide unparalleled excellence and dependability in customer service. Specializing in both residential and commercial fine art services, we work with galleries, museums, designers, and private collectors throughout the fine art and design industry.

 

Art Handlers are the foundation of fine art logistics. Artwork must be managed in a professional and careful manner so it arrives to each location undamaged. An Art Handler is responsible for the safe and secure handling and transfer of artwork. As a part of the Klasson Fine Art Team, you will be involved all aspects of art handling and transfer: receiving, condition reporting, preparation, packing, transporting, deinstallation, installation, and warehousing client’s artwork. The successful candidate understands that the safety and security of artworks and team members is vital to both the individual and company success. Art Handlers must have and maintain a clean driving record and are required to drive company vehicles. Candidates must be able to engage with clients and team members in a courteous and professional manner at all times. The available position is full-time. Klasson Fine Art Services seeks diverse backgrounds and perspectives and strives to offer equal opportunity to all hard-working, dedicated, qualified individuals. Hourly wage is competitive and is based upon experience.

Key Responsibilities:

· Safe execution of art handling techniques and practices

· Inspect artwork prior to handling to ensure proper handling and demonstrate when handling artwork

· Must observe and perform operational and personnel policies while conducting company business

· Maintain Klasson Fine Art Services high expectations of professionalism and exemplary customer service

· Must adhere to proprietary agreements such as confidentiality, non-disclosure, privacy, and other employment provisions to maintain the high level of client security

· Complete packaging of artwork for transportation and warehousing

· Safely move a variety of artwork: sculptures, paintings, mirrors, photographs, to and from vehicles, docks, warehouses, homes, and buildings

· Installation and deinstallation of artwork in both residential and commercial settings

· Professional artwork installation utilizing appropriate tools and hanging systems

· Complete condition reporting and other documentation as required

· Demonstrate understanding and use of both paper and electronic documentation

· Communicate with owner, team members, office manager, scheduler, and warehouse manager in a manner to efficiently complete jobs

· Adapt to changing assignments, working conditions, and procedures

· Ability to address workplace stress in a calm and controlled manner

On-The Job Responsibilities:

· Provide friendly, quality, professional service to all clients

· Maintain Klasson Fine Art Services high expectations of professionalism and exemplary customer service

· Inspect all artwork prior to handling to ensure proper care and procedures are followed when handling various mediums

· Must be able to accurately and legibly complete required paperwork such as work orders, delivery tickets, bill of ladings, condition reports, and other required documents

· Must have the ability to speak and write clearly and professionally, and have legible penmanship

· Maintain an organized, clean tool kit.

· Must ensure all tools, materials, tool bags, and equipment are stocked for each day’s work. Must maintain a clean, safe, organized, and respectful work environment in the vehicles, at the office and the warehouse and on job sites

· Maintain and stock company tool bags and service trucks to be readied at all times for dispatch

· Ensure all job sites are cleaned at the end of the job and all company tools are collected and organized in company truck.

Required Qualifications:

· High school diploma required/GED

· Must pass a background check

· Current driver’s license and clean driving record - must be maintained throughout employment

· Proficiency with basic hand and power tools

· Ability to carry out work required in lifting and transporting artworks

· Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds

· Ability to work autonomously and as a team member

· Comfortable working on ladders and scaffolding

· Driving box vans and pulling trailers

Preferred Experiences or Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree in art related field

· Experience in handling artwork in museum, gallery, artist studio, or private collection or similar environment

· Familiarity with standard museum practices, terminology, and art history

· Forklift certification

· Awareness and understanding of residential and commercial building techniques

· Installation experience of a wide range of artwork types in different environments

Benefits:

· Competitive hourly wage

· Competitive PTO package

· Life Insurance

· 401K option

· Medical, Dental, Vision care options

To apply, please email us a letter of introduction

along with your resume. 

We look forward to hearing from you!