View Full Version : Art Handler - Winterthur, DE - 8/15/10 Deadline

07-19-2010, 04:05 AM
Hello all,

Please see below for details. Also, feel free to contact me for some info, if you'd like, though I encourage e-mailing the provided contact first.


TITLE: Art Handling Specialist Position
FT Ė 35 hours/week, benefits.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Is responsible for the movement, installation, packing, transportation, and general care of museum objects for loan, exhibition, or museum programs such as workshops, special tours, conservation, block maintenance, photography or classes. This position ensures objects are handled with care and are moved to specified locations to meet predetermined deadlines. As a key member of the Emergency Response Team, this position is required to attend all team exercises. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Minimum education: Bachelorís in Studio Art, Art History or related subject or high school diploma with equivalent years of practical training and experience in packing and exhibition installation and some coursework or workshops in museum studies, fine art, art history, or decorative arts. Minimum knowledge/skills: Ability to work as part of a team. Good oral communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to follow directions precisely and completely. Neat handwriting. Manual dexterity. Professional demeanor. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Basic computer skills. Valid driverís license. Successful completion of a defensive driving course. Sufficient stamina to work standing or moving for 4 hours at a stretch. Ability to lift and coordinate objectís movement with others. Ability to meet deadlines. Knowledge of building and packing materials including wood, metal, plastics, fabrics and fittings. Ability to read maps and directions. Knowledge of and ability to use hand tools. The ability to lift up to 50 lbs. repeatedly through the day. Minimum experience: 1+ years of experience with a BA or a minimum of 5+ years with a HS diploma. Experience should be in handling, packing and transporting antique furniture, art object, antiques or collections.

Inquires and applications should be directed to: jobs@winterthur.org (javascript:create_email();void(0)) or Human Resources, Winterthur Museum & Country Estate, 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735.

10-19-2010, 10:37 AM
UPDATE: A bit late, but the position has been filled. Thanks, -Matt

T. Ashley McGrew
10-19-2010, 08:43 PM
Hey Matt,
Thanks for getting back to us all on this.
It gets hard to keep up with all of this "in our spare time".
Good luck to your new hire and to your highly respected institution.