Art Preparator

Gemini G.E.L.

Los Angeles, CA

DESCRIPTION

Los Angeles based fine art publisher is seeking a multi-skilled person who will act as Art Preparator, responsible for art handling, packing and shipping fine art prints and sculpture, as well as managing a large inventory of prints, on- and off-site.  Must have experience handling fine art prints and/or works on paper.  The successful applicant will demonstrate strong attention to detail, good organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task.

RESPONIBILITIES

  • Shipping and packing of fine art
  • Coordinate delivery with fine art shippers, including gathering quotes, shipper selection, and crating
  • Framing, understanding frame specifications, managing framing orders
  • Inspection of artwork for condition checks
  • Identification and coordination of art conservation needs
  • Ordering supplies for packing materials
  • Record keeping and filing
  • Gallery installations
  • Help organize and maintain the warehouses – art storage and files
  • Assist with storage and transportation of prints and sculpture at off-site warehouses, and conservators
  • Some heavy lifting
  • Help track inventory
  • Help prepare and coordinate shipping for art fairs
  • Driving company van for art movement to warehouses when needed

REQUIREMENTS

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Three years minimum experience packing and shipping works on paper, with demonstrated expertise in paper handling
  • Fine art paper knowledge, with experience in thoughtful and safe handling of artworks of various sizes, weights and properties
  • Inspection of fine art prints / works on paper
  • Meet deadlines while working independently and with a team on multiple concurrent projects
  • Current California driver’s license
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office software

Desired Skills:

  • Printmaking knowledge and experience
  • Familiarity with conservation of works on paper / fine art prints
  • Familiarity with Art Systems or other art management software
  • Familiarity with Filemaker Pro

 HOW TO APPLY

Submit resume and cover letter to Suzanne@geminigel.com.

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