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 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

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