Fine Art Handler & Installer

Date Posted: Dec 21, 2018

Salary: Hourly
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Both
Job Type: Other
Career Level: Doesn’t apply

Organization Description

GalleryExpress

GalleryExpress Inc. is a fine art services company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada serving the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. We provide fine art handling expertise ranging from commercial and residential installations, to art relocation, packaging, and delivery services. Our packaging services include on site soft packing and bespoke crate building. We offer local deliveries in Toronto, expedited deliveries to northern and southern Ontario, cube van and straight truck deliveries to major art fairs in North America, and a monthly air-ride, climate controlled shuttle service to New York City (with stops along the way).

Our clients include artists, galleries, commercial offices, private collectors, interior designers, event planners, framers, conservators, governments, and public institutions to name a few. We also work with other fine art service providers within and beyond Canada to provide support for their clients or to extend support for ours.

Our focus is simple: to provide a flexible, professional, and reliable fine art handling service to the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.



Job Description

GalleryExpress Fine Art Services is currently hiring experienced art handlers for project-based, flexible schedule and full-time positions. 

Qualified applicants will be involved in the range of our activities including deliveries, fabrication, packaging, and installation of artworks. Applicants with appropriate art handling experience may be considered for training. Competitive rates offered.

 



Requirements:

Applicants must be proficient in all basic art-handling methods, with verifiable references. Applicants must have a clean driver’s record. Our trucks range in size from vans to straight trucks with 24 foot boxes, and we routinely handle out of town deliveries and installations.

General qualifications/requirements:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team; crew leadership an asset
  • Ability to maintain discretion as required
  • Proficient in verbal and written English
  • Well-groomed and suitable for work in private residences, galleries, museums, corporate offices, and warehouses
  • Adaptable and willing to work in a wide range of environments, with the possibility of overtime and irregular hours
  • Able to safely lift up to 55 pounds and maneuver objects of substantial size and weight on a daily basis without damage to object or person


Additional Info:

Please emphasize any specific skills or experience which may be relevant in your cover letter, such as:

  • Specialized handling, i.e. rolling, folding, and re-stretching canvas, rigging and complex installation
  • Working at heights and aerial work platform certification
  • Crate building, packaging, framing, woodworking
  • Condition reporting, registration
  • Truck driving, large van
  • Furniture, antique and decorative art handling


How to Apply:

Email resume: support@galleryexpress.ca

All emails will be acknowledged. Qualified applicants will be contacted for further steps.