Art Handler (Arlington, TX)
Displays FAS, the largest dedicated fine art handling company in the state, is looking for a new team member to work as an Art Handler.
A full-service fine art handling company, Displays FAS has been providing the best customer service in the region to all of our clients for the past 20 years. Our services include museum-quality storage as well as regional and national transit, installation and de-installation of artwork, and custom fabrication of crates and museum furniture.
With a range of clientele such as museums, private collectors, corporation, and galleries we strive to meet the special needs that dealing with their fine art and other valuable objects present. On any given day our unique team of professionals will be spread out across the country picking up the most recent acquisition for a private collector from a New York gallery, assisting a local museum to install a new show, or arranging the delivery and installation of a monumental sculpture.
The challenges Displays FAS face in meeting our client’s needs has made us into a close company of diverse individuals. With a wide range of backgrounds, many from the arts, our employees work together as a great team that are always ready to jump in and do whatever is needed to complete a job.
A construction background is perfect for this position as we will train if you do not have art handling experience, having a CDL is a plus! A degree in art is preferred, but not required. There will be a lot times when heavy lifting is required. Hours vary 7 days /week, it just depends on how busy we are, we do guarantee 40 hrs, but this is our busy time, so you will get OT. Some of our crews start at 6am — sometimes they don’t get finished until midnight. We also work holidays if our clients request it.
An art handler performs some or all of the following tasks:
Drives a truck, either locally or long distance between cities
Picks up and delivers a variety of artworks including paintings, sculptures, and mixed media works of all descriptions
Inspects artworks to determine how, where, when, or if to touch them and how to pack for transport
Understands how to properly wrap, load, span, tie in artworks within a truck to keep them safe and stable during transport
Selects proper archival and other packing materials depending upon the medium, surfaces, condition and fragility of the works in question
Packs and crates artworks of all descriptions
Sweep warehouse floor & empties trash on occasion
Interacts positively with a typically educated, professional, and often opinionated customer base in the field
Installs artworks professionally in settings ranging from corporate to residential, including selection of proper hardware and exercise of aesthetic judgment as needed
Prepares condition reports and photographs artworks as needed
Completes critical paperwork such as inventories and bills of lading with accuracy and attention to detail
Has the “people” skills and situational awareness to work with a partner or larger crew in a seamless way, taking leadership and direction as needed to complete the task at hand
Is familiar with basic art terminology and art history
You must be familiar with wood shop tools
Heavy lifting is required
Must have own tool kit and valid drivers license.
We offer medical, dental, and vision insurance and 10 days paid time off after probation period.
Please send cover letter and resume, no phone calls please.
Based on experience