Job Title: Art/Artifact Handler 0055-18 (Multiple Openings)
Location: Landover, MD
Reports to: Museum Relocation Team Lead
FLSA Status: Full-time (multi-year project)

WHO WE ARE:
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.

THE ROLE:
Reporting to the Museum Relocation Team Supervisor, the Art/Artifact handler will be responsible for safely handling, deinstalling, packing/crating, and moving small and medium artifacts of a major museum collection during a long-term relocation project related to construction at the museum. The art/artifact handler may also be responsible for assisting in the disassembly, packing/crating and moving of large artifacts and their components.

Duties and responsibilities of the position include:
∑ Safely handling, deinstalling, packing and moving small and medium artifacts.
∑ Installing and deinstalling protective material over large artifacts prior to, and following, demolition activity.
∑ Assisting with videography of large artifacts.
∑ Safely operating forklifts and aerial lift equipment.
∑ Working effectively and cooperatively as part of a team during complex and coordinated move and inventory activity.
∑ Assisting with disassembly, packing, crating and movement of large artifacts.

Required
∑ Bachelorís degree in studio art, architecture, museum studies or art related field preferred; High School Diploma/GED equivalent.
∑ Minimum of 1-2 years of experience handling, packing and/or moving 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional works of art and artifacts which are part of a museum collection.
∑ 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


Extensive training will follow upon the hiring of successful candidates.

HOW TO APPLY
Please send resume to abrown@artexfas.com with ď0055-18 Artifact HandlerĒ in the subject line. This is a multi-year project slated to start November 1st, 2018. Please send resume to schedule interview immediately.

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.