Part-time Preparator

David Kordansky Gallery

Los Angeles, CA

David Kordansky Gallery is seeking a highly motivated, organized, and team-oriented candidate to fill the part-time position of Preparator. Applicants for the part-time Preparator role should expect to work a regular three-day per week schedule, with flexibility for additional scheduled hours as needed.


-   Install and de-install artworks for exhibitions, art fair presentations, photo shoots, and private viewings

-   Properly pack artworks for storage or outgoing shipments

-   Properly unpack artworks for condition reporting or installation

-   Assist in the local collection and delivery of artworks, using the gallery’s shuttle truck

-   Assist in maintaining proper storage procedures for artwork, including labeling, organization, and handling practices

-   Participate in general facilities maintenance projects, such as paint touch-ups, window cleaning, etc as needed and instructed

-   Assist the registrarial team in maintaining clear and up-to-date ArtBase records of inventory


-   Prior experience working as a preparator and handling a variety of artwork in a contemporary art gallery, auction house, or institutional setting

-   Knowledge and understanding of artwork handling best practices

-   Ability to work with and understand the handling requirements for artworks in various media, including sculptures, paintings, ceramics, works on paper, photographs, multimedia, etc.

-   Knowledge of basic crating/packing materials and methods

-   Strong attention to detail

-   Excellent written and verbal communication skills

-   Valid driver’s license

-   Prior experience condition reporting works

-   Prior experience driving box trucks up to 16 feet preferred

Please submit a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Preparator” via email to No phone or walk-in inquiries, please.

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