Art Handler and Installer

Jenkins Johnson Gallery

San Francisco 

Jenkins Johnson Gallery offers a qualified self-starter with proven art handling, packing, and installation experience the opportunity to work in a creative, fast-paced environment where quality work and fresh ideas are valued. Pride in one’s work is a requirement. Candidate must be willing to take on both complex and basic tasks with equal diligence. Compensation is hourly and commensurate on experience.

Required Experience and Education:

  • Minimum 2 years art handling experience at an art gallery, museum, or art handling company.
  • BA from a four year college or university.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Must have prior experience and proven success with handling, packing, and storing unframed vintage prints and photographs.
  • Experience handling and moving art of various mediums, including installation and de-installation in both a gallery and art fair setting.
  • Packing artwork to ensure it arrives at its destination safely in crates, boxes, and flat packs for various methods of transportation
  • Assisting in making assessments concerning the safety of works of art and taking the necessary action and/or reporting problems to appropriate staff.
  • Able to adjust initial exhibition lighting
  • Basic preparatory skills, including but not limited to: dry walling, carpentry, painting and framing.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Must be able to work and complete tasks in a timely and efficient manner
  • Must have a good attitude and be able to work independently and also in a team setting 
  • Knowledge of shippers, trucking / delivery services, and art installers in the local industry
  • Must be able to lift up to 100 lbs.
  • Possess a valid California Driver’s license.
  • Professional dress and demeanor.
  • Excellent references.

Only applicants with proven minimum experience will be considered. References must be available upon request.

 Please reply to sf@jenkinsjohnsongallery.com with resume and cover letter pasted into body of email and attached as a PDF. Please have Installer as the subject line. Please understand that only selected applicants will be contacted.

 Jenkins Johnson Gallery is a nationally recognized fine art gallery specializing in contemporary art. To learn more about Jenkins Johnson gallery, please visit our website at www.jenkinsjohnsongallery.com

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