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    Apr 2010
    San Francisco California USA

    Hiring Art Crater / Wood Worker

    Ship Art international is hiring for an Art Crater/Wood Worker!

    Have wood shop experience? Interested in a new trade? See below to learn more about our opening!

    What is Crate making? It is a precise and responsible craftsmanship process of stabilizing every artwork to assure its security and safety at any stage of the transportation process. Working with power tools, attention to detail and experience in the field of woodworking are all preferred requirements.

    Job: Under the guidance and direction of the crating manager, the Art Crater’s job duties include fabricating and finishing high quality crates for the transportation of fine art & antiques, from museums, galleries and private collectors.

    Job Description:

    • Previous wood working experience a must
    • Building crates from start to finish for unique and high value artworks
    • Can work with saws, air nailers, chop saws etc
    • Production work and detailed custom work
    • Willing to perform other incidental and related duties as required and assigned


    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.

    • Minimum 2 years wood shop experience or equivalent relevant experience
    • Proficient math skills
    • Demonstrates basic skills required to assemble cut parts with little to no supervision
    • Willingness to learn new skills, and strong attention to detail
    • Must be willing and capable to work a flexible schedule
    • Perform recurring activities such as bending, crouching, stooping, stretching and reaching
    • Ability to solve routine questions/problems
    • Ability to follow very detailed instructions and specific protocols to maintain safety of artwork and co-workers
    • Able to identify basic crate building materials and knows the difference between nominal and actual differences


    • Must be able to lift at least 65 lbs
    • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
    • An ability to work as part of a team and as an individual; good communication skills
    • Ability to physically carry out the work required in lifting/moving artworks
    • Awareness/understanding of supports and frames is a plus
    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

    Additional Requirements:

    • 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

    How to Apply: Reply to this Indeed directly. You can also visit or email your resume to jobs at for immediate consideration.

    **To learn more about Ship Art please visit qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, medical condition or disability or protected veteran status. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Department at (650) 952-0100.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.
    Company Information: 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. We are located in South San Francisco and are open Monday thru Friday 9am-5 pm. We are a 15 minute walk from San Bruno BART station and close to the South Airport Blvd Exit off 101

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $20.00 - $30.00 per hour
    Last edited by Greg Gahagan; 09-15-2020 at 03:32 PM.
    Best wishes, Greg

    Greg G. Gahagan
    Ship / Art International

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

    Please visit 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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