Art Handler/ Prep

California African American Museum (CAAM)

Los Angeles, CA

For immediate hire.

Position Summary

The Art handler/ prep will assist with museum-quality art handling related to installation and de-installation including: handling, displaying fine art objects, painting, fabricating exhibition components and implementing display designs. The art handler / prep candidates must be highly motivated, detail oriented, team players with prior experience at a museum, gallery, or other art handling company.

Qualifications

Skills are to include, but not be limited to:

  • Knowledge of best practices for wrapping and packing 2-D and 3-D objects. 
  • Ability to select proper archival and other packing materials depending upon the medium, surfaces, condition, and fragility of a particular work.
  • Know how to pack a slat crate, travel frame, shadow box, slipcase, cavity pack, and standard crating techniques.
  • Know how to properly wrap, load, and strap artworks within a truck to keep them safe in transit.
  • Install artwork using various hardware and in changing settings.

Must:
• Have a valid driver's license.
• Have professional appearance and demeanor.
• Provide your own basic tool kit.
• Be able to lift 50lbs.

To Apply

Contact:
Naima Keith
nkeith@caamuseum.org
600 State Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Deadline: September 23, 2016

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