Art Installer

Date Posted: Feb 08, 2019

Salary Range: 0 - 20K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Creative
Job Type: Part-time
Career Level: Doesn’t apply

Organization Description

Thompson Landry Gallery

Opened in March of 2006,the Thompson Landry Gallery has one of the largest collections of contemporary art in Toronto. Pioneering new ground for galleries in Toronto, the Gallery showcases both the very best of the new generation of contemporary artists, as well as the great masters of Quebec.



Job Description

Company Description
Thompson Landry Gallery
Opened in March of 2006, the Thompson Landry Gallery has one of the largest collections of contemporary art in Toronto. Pioneering new ground for galleries in Toronto, the Gallery showcases both the very best of the new generation of Quebecois contemporary artists, as well as the great masters of Quebec. Thompson Landry Gallery prides themselves on the impeccable service they give their clients, including the organization of deliveries and installation of artwork in their homes.

Job Title:
Art Handler

Job Overview
We are seeking a part time art handler with strong installation and carpentry skills. The position includes packing, delivering, crating and installing artwork. Applicants must be able to work flexible hours and be comfortable working in both a gallery setting and in clients’ homes.

Reporting to: 
The Gallery Directors

Responsibilities & Duties:
Wrapping, delivering and installing a variety of artworks including paintings and sculptures
Keeping inventory of the stock of hanging and packing supplies at the gallery and ordering when necessary
Keeping the gallery artwork storage facilities organized and clean
In charge of leading a crew of gallery staff loading in exhibitions at the gallery
Weekly changes to the artwork on the gallery walls
Packing and crating artwork safely for shipment worldwide
Occasional framing of artwork, and the fixing of frames on artwork
Driving a truck, either locally or long distance between cities
Proper handling and packing of artworks and securing in truck for safe transport
Understand how to properly wrap, load, span, and tie in artworks within a truck to keep them safe and stable during transport
Installing artworks professionally in settings ranging from corporate to residential properties
Interacting with customers in a friendly and professional manner
Communicating with the Gallery Team throughout the day
Occasional basic gallery maintenance and organization

Job Type:  Permanent Part-time (flexible schedule)

Compensation:  Wage is to commensurate with experience and qualifications.
 

Requirements:

Qualifications: 
Minimum 3 years’ experience handling artwork – including packing, installing and crating
Has driver’s license G with a clean driving record
Must provide your own tools
Must provide your own truck or panel van
Must be bondable
Must be able to work flexible hours (some weekends and evenings)
Must be comfortable carrying and dealing with large and heavy artwork
Must be comfortable driving most kinds of trucks and vans

Key Competencies:
Physically fit and have the ability to work comfortably on ladders, scaffolding or mechanized lifts
Construction, carpentry, or woodworking experience
Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
Superior organization skills
Professional appearance and demeanour
Familiar with basic art terminology
Welding and rigging experience is preferred
Some knowledge of gallery lighting is preferred
Knowledge of basic building maintenance is preferred

Additional Info:

Application Questions:
You have requested that Indeed ask candidates the following questions:
Do you have the following license or certification: Driver’s License G?
How many years of art handling & installation experience do you have?
Do you have carpentry skills?
Do you have your own truck or panel van?
Do you live in Toronto?
 

How to Apply:

Please apply via email with your CV to Joanne Thompson - jt@thompsonlandry.com