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Truck Driver/Art Handler
Truck Driver/Art Handler
Post Date: 31 Oct 2023


The Truck Driver/Art Handler is responsible for packing, collecting, delivering and transporting artwork in a safe, secure and timely manner. Phillips values a workforce with a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills, so we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

Duties and Responsibilities

·        Cautiously and safely operate large straight trucks through the NYC and tri-state area

·        Safely handle art objects, using the appropriate methods for packaging, loading and securing for safe transport

·        Load/unload trucks; moving crated/packed works throughout the galleries and warehouse

·        Prepare necessary paperwork including bills of lading, labeling, and detailed condition reports with accompanying photos, as required

·        Assist with storage facility on the receipt and release of property

·        Install, de-install artwork in galleries and storage areas

·        Store artwork safely in warehouse

·        Communicate with warehouse and gallery throughout the day to successfully complete daily schedule

·        Make assessments concerning the safety of works and taking necessary action to secure artworks

·        Assist in the construction of new or retrofitting previously constructed crates

·        Dispose of garbage and unused crates in warehouse and galleries

·        Perform other ad-hoc duties as requested

Professional Skills and Experience

·        3+ years’ experience driving and art handling for a fine art services company, auction house, internationally recognized gallery, museum or high end moving company, required

·        Clean driving record and knowledge of NYC metro area, 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

·        Experience safely operating a fork-lift, preferred

·        Audio/Visual skills, preferred

Education and Training

·        Bachelor of Arts, preferred

·        Fine Arts background, preferred

Personal Attributes

·       Ability to work professionally and responsibly with all areas within the business

·       Ability to lift heavy objects such as crates, pedestals and auction furniture

 ·      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

·      Excellent communication skills, proficient in verbal and written English

·      Capacity to work comfortably on a truck as well as in a customer focused environment (gallery/museum/corporate office/private residence)

·      Dependable, consistent and punctual attendance, required

Working Conditions

·     Work is undertaken in our Long Island City warehouse and Park Avenue galleries

·     Requires tri-state travel to transport artworks

·     Weekend and evening work as required

Additional Info

The hourly pay range for the role is: $25.00-$29.81 per hour. 

Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Please use the subject header “Truck Driver/Art Handler”. Please be advised: due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and backgrounds best fit the needs of the open position.


New York, USA

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