Job Title: Museum Relocation Supervisor-0059-18 (Full-time)
Location: Landover, MD
Reports to: Museum Relocation Site Manager

Artex, now part of Crozier Fine Arts is the nationís largest and most comprehensive fine art service provider to museums, galleries, auction houses and private collectors. We specialize in the safe handling of fine art, antiques and museum objects of all kinds. We provide transportation, crating and packing, storage, installation, rigging, and conservation services to museums, galleries, and auction houses as well as private and corporate collections. No matter the size or scope of the job, we provide solutions that meet or exceed the expectations of our clients, while ensuring them the most cost-effective service possible. For this reason, ARTEX is routinely chosen to handle the most complex and demanding of projects, ranging from entire museum relocations to the shipment of an individual piece.

Reporting to the Museum Relocation Site Manager, the Supervisor will be responsible for planning activities, directing and coordinating a team of art/artifact handlers during all move activities of a major museum relocation project over several years. The Supervisor will also supervise and coordinate activities and workflow with collections managers and teams of subcontractors working with Artex. The Team Supervisor will ensure that project tasks are completed in a manner that is safe, efficient, and meets project deadlines.

Duties and responsibilities for the position include:
∑ Attending meetings to coordinate activities and clarify expectations and responsibilities between team members and subcontractors.
∑ Supervising and coordinating relocation activities of small, medium and large artifacts in museum galleries as well as transportation activity with Site Supervisor, client, other Team Supervisors, subcontractors, and Artex team members.
∑ Safely operating forklifts and aerial lift equipment.
∑ Effectively delegating tasks and activities among Artex team members.
∑ Supervising the installation and deinstallation of protective material over large artifacts prior to, and following, demolition activity.
∑ Tracking and monitoring progress for each task schedule to ensure all project deliverables are achieved within agreed upon parameters.
∑ Proactively flagging change orders.
∑ Track and approve hours worked each day by art/artifact handlers under the Supervisor.
∑ Ensure that move activity is executed is a safe and efficient manner within schedule and budget parameters.

∑ Bachelorís degree in studio art, architecture, museum studies or art related field preferred; High School Diploma/GED equivalent.
∑ Minimum of five (5) years of experience handling, working with, assembling, disassembling, packing and moving 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works of art and artifacts which are part of an AAM accredited museumís collection.

  • Demonstrated success leading teams in complex projects under pressure with multifaceted workflows.
  • Superior interpersonal and demonstrated facilitation skills, including the ability to motivate and influence others, build effective interpersonal relationships, and foster and contribute to a positive and productive team environment. 

∑ Strong organizational, analytical, verbal & writing skills
∑ Demonstrated subject matter expertise using Excel and Word
∑ Must have the ability to work flexible schedules.
∑ Must have the ability to work at heights up to 75 feet.

Preferred Skills and Experience
∑ Forklift Certification
∑ Aerial Lift Certification
∑ Rigging Experience
∑ OSHA 30 Hour Training

Extensive training will follow upon the hiring of successful candidates.

Please send resume to with ď0059-18 SupervisorĒ in the subject line.

Consideration will be granted only to those who possess the minimum requirements as stipulated. Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. Artex, Inc. is a federal contractor and an EOE AA M/F/VET/DISABLED employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, medical condition or disability or protected veteran status.

NOTE: The job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may be assigned other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.