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    Art Handler / Driver / Installer

    Ship Art International is hiring for an Art Handler / Driver / Installer

    PRIMARY PURPOSE
    Art Handlerís purpose is to assist in all aspects of the handling of art works including art movement, (de)installations and storage, as well as the preparation and the packing of art works, sensitive to the needs of art while being proactive in applying currently approved methods of packing, handling, and installation techniques.

    JOB DESCRIPTION


    Hours of work: Truck department staff must be willing and capable to work a flexible schedule. There is work availability expectation of 8:00 am through 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

    • Proficient understanding and execution of art handling fundamentals and practices
    • Reviews all paperwork to insure it is accurate and completed
    • Understands and checks the Ship/Art tracker on a daily basis
    • Communicates with Project Managers/Dispatch in a timely manner concerning changing job details
    • Provides friendly and professional service to customers, both on the phone and in person
    • Works effectively on their own and as a group with co-workers and clients
    • Able to pack and handle artwork for transport and installation
    • Loads and unloads trucks safely and efficiently
    • Adapts to new working conditions, equipment, procedures and methods
    • Maintains Ship/Art assigned tool kit
    • Safely operates approved vehicles
    • Maintains a clean, safe and respectful work environment


    PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES



    • Installation of various artworks in a safe and efficient manner
    • Packs and handles artwork for delivery
    • Loads and offloads artworks
    • Operates a company vehicle to safely deliver product to customers
    • Reviews all paperwork to insure complete and accurate deliveries
    • Communicates with Dispatch via cell phone timely information concerning deliveries
    • Maintains all required paperwork i.e. truck log, top-sheets, bills of lading of jobs in progress
    • Provides friendly, quality professional service to clients and customers
    • Willingness to be trained by others in proper and safe fine art installation, packing and transportation techniques


    QUALIFICATIONS


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.

    • Basic knowledge of art transport, packing and storage options
    • Strong technical art handling skill set and vocabulary
    • Strong communication/listening skills, both written and verbal
    • Good sense of logistical organization and timing
    • Experience in handling art works, knowledge of fixings/hanging systems, art transport, packing and storage
    • Awareness/understanding of the different handling needs of paintings
    • Awareness/understanding of supports and frames
    • Perform recurring activities such as bending, crouching, stooping, stretching and reaching
    • Ability to physically carry out the work required in lifting/moving artworks
    • Ability to work as part of a team and as an individual; good communication skills


    REQUIREMENTS



    • Hours of work: Truck department staff must be willing and capable to work a flexible schedule. There is work availability expectation of 8:00 am through 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
    • Experience in handling art works, knowledge of fixings, hanging systems, art transport, packing/storage
    • Awareness/understanding of the different handling needs of paintings
    • Ability to physically carry out the work required in lifting/moving artworks
    • Awareness/understanding of supports and frames is a plus
    • An ability to work as part of a team and as an individual; good communication skills
    • Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently
    • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent, college degree preferred
    • Required to possess a valid California driver license and a clean driving record at the time and duration of employment.
    • Requires each incumbent to complete and pass STA application and verification.
    • Requires background check, employment physical, performance evaluation (lifting test), and/or drug test
    • Status must be maintained for the duration of employment at Ship/Art
    • Must be able to lift 50-60 lbs sustained and up to 100 lbs
    • Maintains compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations
    • Possess valid CA driver license and maintain clean driving record through duration of employment
    • Complete and pass STA application and verification through duration of employment Background check, employment physical, performance evaluation (lifting test), and/or drug test


    COMPANY OVERVIEW


    Founded in 1987, Ship/Art provides fine art services in the Bay Area, specializing in the handling of high value items. We provide clients around the world with packing, crating, transportation and storage. Ship/Art through it diversification of services is able to work with a vast client base. Our clients include Museums, Galleries, Private Collectors and Dealers. We provide services to clients with needs for expert handling, packing and transport of fine arts, antiques and technical equipment.

    BENEFITS


    Ship/Art International offers a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, AD&D, Paid Time Off, Retirement Savings, 401-k Plan, and free museum memberships.
    Ship/Art International provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ship/Art complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    Job Type: Full-time


    Pay: $27.00 - $37.00 per hour
    Last edited by Greg Gahagan; 08-18-2020 at 11:32 AM.
    Best wishes, Greg

    Greg G. Gahagan
    Ship / Art International
    www.shipart.com


    650-952-0100 Ext. 21
    650-444-9430 cel



    Please visit www.shipart.com to learn about Ship/Arts green program including our "Buy a crate, plant a tree" program. Just some of things Ship/Art is doing to protect the environment.


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    "Promoting the highest standards in fine art shipping" www.icefat.org

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