Art Handler

Deadline June 30, 2021

The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation is a private collection with an active national exhibition program. Adhering to the best art handling practices, we pack, transport, inventory and store artwork in a team environment to support approx. fifteen traveling exhibitions a year. Our 33,000 square foot facility located in NW Portland features state-of the art environmental-control and security systems.

The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation is currently seeking a full-time Art Handler / Warehouse Technician with expert art handling and organizational skills to join our team of art professionals. This role’s essential duties are to work handling, installing, and packing art, as required. We are looking for skilled Art Handler with truck driving experience. Experience in receiving and releasing shipments into and out of warehouse facility and operation of forklift is preferred.

Essential Responsibilities:

Works closely with Registrars and assist with art handling including: Knowledge & ability to safely handle, wrap and move high value art of various sizes and mediums.
Build conservation housing as needed and re-house work in safe environments.
Physically pull and organize art for exhibitions.
Assist Preparators on all jobs requiring multiple people: Assist with crate building and framing for larger work.
Art transport for off-site framing and local installation.
Warehouse duties: Ordering and stocking warehouse/shop/office supplies.
Maintain clean and safe warehouse and shop.
Abide by all safety protocols when using machinery and maintain in operational order.
Ensure floors and work areas are clean of debris and clutter.
Strong communication skills and ability to work as part of a team to meet multiple deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications:

A minimum of three years-experience in a similar role.
Must have knowledge of proper method to wrap, slip-case, pack and install/de-install fine art, including both flat work and/or sculpture pieces.
Must have experience in loading, unloading, and securing art for safe transport.
Installation experience of a wide range of artworks in different environments.
Must have proven ability to work as part of a team.
Ability to thrive in a busy and physically demanding environment with multiple priorities.
Coordinate building maintenance requests and schedule maintenance on forklift & shop machines.
Experience with driving a box truck and forklift.
Maintain clean and safe warehouse and shop.
Ability to communicate fluently in written and spoken English
Must be able to lift 70lbs
A valid driver’s license

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Portland, OR

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