Artech is the Pacific Northwest’s largest and most trusted fine arts logistics company and has been at the forefront of this industry for over 40 years. We provide comprehensive fine art services with access to a global network of industry professionals. As a leader in this field, we specialize in the preservation of art by utilizing both the latest art handling techniques, as well as state-of-the-art materials.

Artech is hiring a Fine Art Packer, a hands-on fabrication and art handling position that is well suited to spatial thinkers and excellent builders. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds and industries to apply for this exciting position.

The Fine Art Packer reports to the Packing and Crating Department Manager. This is a full-time position based in Tukwila, WA.

  • Implement packing plans to Artech standards.
  • Create, modify, and execute packing design plans based on existing estimates.
  • Instruct, train, and supervise new or temporary crew members while working in the department.
  • Strictly adhere to Artech PPE and shop safety policies and protocols.
  • Ensuring the safe handling, storage and packing of all art and artifacts in the packing area and shop.
  • Cleaning, maintenance and organization of workspaces, shop and packing areas.
  • Completing and filing of job documentation, including packing slips, condition reports, receive/release forms, check requests, work orders and Bills of Lading.
  • Creating, modifying, and executing crate and packing design plans based on existing estimates.
  • Ensuring accuracy of design plans and communicating plans to crew members involved in job execution.
  • Instructing, training, and supervising new or temporary crew members while working in the department.
  • Adhering to all Artech safety policies, including reporting all safety concerns to the department manager, ensuring all safety equipment and signage is in proper working order, and taking immediate action to correct or address safety issues.
  • Maintaining the confidentiality of our clients and the work we do for them.
  • Maintaining full compliance with U.S. Transportation Security Administration cargo screening requirements, including completing and filing all screening documentation and performing checks to maintain our Certified Cargo Screening Facility classification.
  • Scheduling tool maintenance and repair, including ordering replacement parts and soliciting bids from contractors for maintenance and repairs to equipment.


  • 3+ years wood shop fabrication experience
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage a variety of simultaneous operations
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with all levels of staff
  • Work while standing for 8 hours
  • Ability to stand, walk, squat, bend, kneel, crouch, twist, and reach overhead
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and work well within a team
  • Be able to lift and carry 75lbs
  • Possess a valid Washington State Drivers’ License (or obtain one prior to hire)
  • Pass a full background check
  • Pass a DOT physical
  • Uncompromising discretion and professionalism


  • 2+ years art crating experience
  • 2+ years art handling experience
  • Ability to safely operate a forklift
  • Knowledge of museum practices, archival materials, and art handling best practices

The salary range for this position is $28/hr-$33/hr DOE.
As a full-time employee, you will be eligible for benefits under Artech’s benefits plans effective the first of the month following 60 days of employment. These benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage on our group plan. The company contributes $500 toward the monthly premium for medical and vision and pays 80% of the monthly premium for dental if you elect this coverage. You pay 100% of the premium for any dependents added to the plan.
  • Company paid life insurance benefit of $20,000.
  • You will accrue vacation at a rate of 80 hours per year for your first two years of employment, based on hours worked. Vacation accrual will increase at a rate of 8 hours per year every year thereafter and until maximum accrual of 160 hours per year is achieved.
  • You will accrue sick time at a rate of 1 hour for every 40 hours worked.
  • 7 paid Holidays per year.
  • After 6 months of employment with Artech, you will be eligible for our 401K program. Artech matches the first 2% of an employee’s contributions at 50%. Artech will maintain your original start date as reference for your eligibility for this program.

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $28-$33/hr, DOE
Expected hours: 40 per week

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

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