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Aug 9

Art Handler (Per-diem/On-Call)

Hudson River Museum

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Art Handler (Per-diem/On-Call)

Hudson River Museum

Posted on
Aug 9


Works with: Registrar and Collection Manager; Lead Preparator

The art handler is a per-diem/on-call position assisting with installation/deinstallation of artwork and historical objects and preparation and maintenance of exhibition spaces at the Hudson River Museum (HRM).

Art handlers will generally work during three to five week changeover periods, usually occurring in May-June, September-November, and January-February, with opportunities for other work throughout the year on an on-call, intermittent basis.

Work hours are typically 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday-Friday with occasional extended hours as required.

Position Responsibilities:
● Prepare, move, and install artworks, at the direction of the Lead Preparator
● Assist with incoming and outgoing art and equipment shipments
● Prepare gallery spaces for exhibition, including patching and painting
● Assist in the construction and preparation of exhibition furniture
● Assist with matting and framing of artworks
● Assist with the installation of A/V equipment, including speakers, monitors, and projectors
● Assist with lighting exhibitions, including changing fixtures and bulbs.
● Install labels, signage, and other didactic materials
● Prepare and organize tools and equipment required for installation and deinstallation
● Assist with the periodic cleaning and inventories of the galleries and collections storage areas
● Assist with curatorial housekeeping in Glenview, the Museum’s historic residence
● Other duties as assigned

● Minimum three years of experience in a gallery or museum setting
● Expertise in safe handling techniques for a variety of artwork and artifacts including: paintings, sculptures, works on paper, textiles, ceramics, and furniture
● Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and work on ladders
● Ability to work both independently and equally as a member of a team
● Demonstrated knowledge of basic carpentry tools, machinery, and safety practices
● Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
● Good organizational and time management skills
● Absolute discretion when encountering sensitive information and interacting with couriers and other outside visitors to the museum


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Yonkers, NY

Yonkers, NY

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