Five Jobs: Art Handler Edition

by The AFC Staff on June 13, 2013 Five Jobs

Still from Andrew Norm Wilson's "Webinars," 2011.

Good news for art schleppers. This week, we’re seeing a handful of  handling jobs make the rounds. That, and more below.


Associate Curator of Public Practice, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
How to apply

Excerpt from SFMOMA:

Working with the Curator of Education and Public Programs, the Associate Curator of Public Practice will develop and oversee a range of programs exploring the meaning and impact of modern and contemporary art in public life. The emphasis of this programming may be on longer-term and relationship-based modes of public engagement.

Director, UOVO Fine Art Storage, Long Island City, Queens, New York
How to apply

Need to Know: Collector Steven Guttman is developing one of the world’s largest art storage facilities for collectors, galleries, and serious collectors. It’s a 280,000-square-foot ground-up property that will stand 16 feet above sea level to accommodate floodwaters.

Excerpt from UOVO Fine Art Storage:

The Sales Director is responsible for identifying and closing leasing opportunities, as well as representing UOVO Fine Art Storage to a broad group of art world professionals. Experience selling art, art services, insurance, real estate, financial products, or selling to high net worth individuals is also required.

Art Handler, Whitney Museum, New York, NY
How to apply

Excerpt from the Whitney:

Reporting to the Warehouse Manager, the Art Handler will be responsible for art handling projects at the warehouse.

Responsibilities include:

  • Art deliveries and pickups
  • Inventory
  • Data entry
  • Packing and unpacking
  • Supervision of temporary art handlers


Art Handler, Handmade Frames, Inc., Brooklyn, NY
How to apply

Need to Know: Handmade Frames has major museums and galleries as clients for their 20 year plus business in crafting original frames out of their Brooklyn studio.

Excerpt from Handmade Frames:
Minimum three years experience, expert art handler/installer needed. One preset shift each Tuesday (approx. 10+ hrs) plus freelance shifts averaging 1-4 per week.

Bookstore and Events Manager, Artists Space, New York, NY
How to apply

Excerpt from Artists Space:

The Bookstore and Events Manager is responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day running of Artists Space : Books & Talks at 55 Walker Street. The expanding bookstore is currently comprised of 1000 titles selected by 100 artists, writers and theorists. The auditorium houses a variety of public events – from screenings and talks, to meetings, seminars and performances. The position of Bookstore and Events Manager involves three workdays per week during opening hours: Wednesday through Friday, 12 to 6pm, in addition to approximately two evening events per week.

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