Associate Art Handler
The Conservation Center in Chicago is soliciting qualified applicants to join the company’s Shipping and Transportation Department as an Associate Art Handler for a temporary basis. This is a full time (40 hrs/week) position; however, the length of this position is to be determined by both the candidate and Department Head. This department provides professional art handling and installation, collection management and storage, packing, and shipping of art and antiques for corporations, institutions, and private clients.RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for art handling, crating, and storage within a warehouse environment.Work closely with registrars and sales team during the scheduling, intake, and return of artworks.Prepare and accept all shipments of fine art.Maintain client bill of landing records.Interact with clients, including private collectors, collection managers, museum staff, and insurance representatives.Other duties and projects as assigned.QUALIFICATIONS:
Background in an art-related field preferred.3+ years of preparator, art handling, or art installation experience in a museum or gallery setting required.Must be comfortable in a rapidly moving warehouse environment.Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; must be able to communicate effectively with fellow team members and clients.Strong computer skills and the ability to learn new database systems.Must be comfortable working onsite to pack or install artworks.*Must be comfortable working in art disaster response situations where sites include structures that have suffered fires, floods, and other natural disasters, and the resulting environments, while controlled, may have varying degrees of standing water, mold, soot, etc.*Ability to travel on short notice for disaster response, including weekend and overnight hours.*Proactive in the application of new techniques and materials to improve safety for works of art, and to more effectively carry out specialized tasks.*Please note that The Center’s top priority is the safety of our employees and their families; company-wide policies including social distancing and sanitization are in effect, and employees are provided appropriate PPE. Each onsite opportunity is carefully evaluated by leadership in accordance with rapidly developing guidance from the CDC and local government. Candidates for this position should be committed to following company policies to protect themselves, coworkers, and clients.
Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Conservation Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. For the right candidate, there is potential for this to become a permanent position with benefits.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to contact email@example.com.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and three professional references that illustrate qualifications.
If applying from outside the US, a US work visa is required before applying.
No phone calls, please.