PHILLIPS AUCTIONEERS IS LOOKING FOR PART TIME FINE ART HANDLERS.
WEDNESDAY, 10AM – 1PM
BY INVITATION ONLY
To be considered, please email your resume to: email@example.com and use subject header “PT Art Handler” and please include at least one to two professional references.
This position is responsible for ensuring the safe and timely preparation of works of art for display, exhibition and transport. Work is undertaken in our Long Island City warehouse and Park Avenue Galleries with competitive pay of $25-$35 per hour. Interviews will be conducted onsite at our warehouse.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Installing and de-installing artwork in galleries and storage areas
Storing artwork safely in warehouse
Loading/unloading trucks; moving crated/packed works throughout the galleries and warehouse
Packing/unpacking artwork for shipment
Assisting in preparing galleries for display/exhibition by spackling, light painting, etc.
Assisting in framing and unframing of two dimensional artworks and mounting of three-dimensional works of art
Assisting in making assessments concerning the safety of works and taking necessary action to secure artworks
Assisting photographers during shoots
May assist in the construction of new or retrofitting previously constructed crates
Disposing of materials and unused crates in warehouse and galleries
Assisting with special events, including acting as a viewing assistant which requires neat appearance and interaction with clients
Performing other ad-hoc duties as requested
PERSONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
1–3 years’ experience in an auction house, internationally recognized gallery, museum or art shipping company, required
Working knowledge of and experience with various packing methods suitable to a wide range of media, required
Working knowledge of and experience with installation methods suitable to a wide range of media, required
Audio/Visual skills, preferred
Basic electrical skills including wiring, preferred
Finish carpentry skills, preferred
Ability to work professionally and responsibly with all other areas within the business
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Punctual and proactive with excellent organizational skills
High degree of time and resource management skills with the ability to work under pressure and prioritize to meet strict deadlines
Ability to deal effectively and efficiently with multiple tasks