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Roger Machin

Art Rigging, Installation and Handling

Chicago-based company specializing in the installation and rigging of large-scale sculptures, artifacts, and objects.

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Please note that this position requires physical labor, some knowledge of rigging/art installation methodologies, and the skilled, specialized care needed to move artwork. This is NOT an administrative position!


  • Minimum 2 years of art installation/rigging experience.
  • Driver’s license and proof of good driving record.
  • Must be a skilled driver: Our fleet includes a 1-ton pick-up, often with a trailer, various-sized box trucks with lift gates, and forklift.
  • Forklift certification is a plus; we will train for certification if needed.
  • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs. unassisted.
  • Access to reliable transportation.
  • Attentive and timely; must be on time and accomplish scheduled jobs.
  • Must be willing to travel for work, sometimes for two weeks or more at a time.
  • Problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and a can-do attitude.
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions.
  • Must work well independently (self-directed) and as a team (collaboratively).
  • Art knowledge (either academically, or in practice) is a plus.
  • Welding and fabrication experience is a plus.


  • Purchase of proper clothing and objects for projects (steel-toe boots; hard hats; safety glasses, when needed).
  • Safely pack and unpack valuable art & artifacts.
  • Loading and unloading objects, tools, and equipment from company vehicles.
  • Follow detailed instructions & safety precautions.
  • Use proper lifting procedures when lifting and transporting heavy items.
  • Work indoors and outdoors, often in inclement weather.

Full-Time Hourly: $20-$30/hour, commiserate with experience; Medical insurance & 401k.

As a woman-owned business, Methods and Materials is committed to providing an inclusive workplace.

We know that concerns about “what if I am not the right fit” often discourage people from applying for opportunities. Don’t see this posting as a set of boxes to tick—If this is a job that excites you, we hope you’ll apply! We are interested in resumes, yes, but also unique backgrounds, experiences, points of view, etc. that a person can bring to the table. We are a team of creative people, all providing different qualities that make working together effective and fun.

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago, Illinois