Full-time (5) positions with benefits working on site at a Museum in Washington, DC.

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:

  • 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. Safely handling, deinstalling, packing and moving small and medium artifacts.
  • Assisting with disassembly, packing, crating and movement of large artifacts.


  • Bachelor’s 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


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