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Art Handler
Art Handler
Timothy Taylor
Post Date: 18 Feb 2023

JOB OVERVIEW

Timothy Taylor Gallery is looking for a full time motivated art technician to join our new gallery space in Tribeca. Qualified candidates should have art handling, storing and installation experience. This position will report directly to the Registrar/Gallery Manager. Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with subject line: “Full time technician.” Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Work will primarily take place in house during business hours, but offsite and traveling would be required for projects and art fairs.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

– Take responsibility for the safe handling, storage, installation and packing of a wide array of artworks.

– Organize all aspects of shipments locally, domestically and internationally (packing, coordination and release/receipt of shipments, and installation, with knowledge of applicable tax/VAT protocols).

– Work with Registrar on maintenance of all necessary paperwork and gallery database (Artlogic) to catalogue all artwork, log artwork movement, note financial & consignment terms, etc.

– Generate condition reports.

– Assist Registrar in coordinating all logistics for exhibitions, art fairs and sales.

– Oversee handling of artwork and the installation of gallery and art fair presentations to

a deadline. You will take responsibility for the regular condition checking of all artwork, liaising with external contractors and maintaining clear and accurate records at all times.

– Assist and lead setting up storage and packing room in new gallery space.

– Maintain and order all packing supplies (with Registrar/Gallery Manager’s approval)

– Take responsibility for the appearance and cleanliness of the gallery, viewing, and storage spaces

– Proactively work with the team to flag and resolve gallery issues and uphold the gallery code of conduct.

– The position will involve occasional travel to art fairs and exhibitions both within and outside the US.

– Other duties as required.

Requirements:

– Minimum of 3-5 years’ similar professional experience in a gallery or similar, handling, installing and packing various types of objects and artwork.

– Applicants must be self-motivated while being able to work within a team environment.

– Must be detail-oriented with the ability to manage and maintain accurate paperwork and record-keeping for the projects executed.

– Willing to deliver and collect works to/from various locations around New York City.

– Experience interacting and working with clients in person; professional demeanor.

– Strong familiarity with crating construction, packing strategies and techniques.

– Strong technical skills in the safe use of hand and power tools.

– Excellent communication and time management skills.

– Excellent administrative and IT skills, model making (2D, 3D, CAD) and basic woodworking skills desirable. Knowledge of AV is a plus.

– Ability to lift up to 70 lbs

– Valid driver’s license.

– Familiarity with modern and contemporary Art and various media and materials.

Timothy Taylor is an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. #LI-DNI

JOB DETAILS

Location
New York, USA
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