Experienced Art Handler/Driver, UOVO: NYC

UOVO seeks a full-time experienced driver with art handling experience to support day-to-day activities primarily within their Long Island City warehouse. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years’ experience working and driving in New York City and will be comfortable packing, installing and moving a wide range of art objects. The driver will report to UOVO’s Fleet Manager.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Proper handling of art objects, fragile and artistic material, antique and high-end furniture using the appropriate methods for packaging, loading & securing for safe transport
  • Preparation of paperwork, including bills of lading, labeling, driver logs, and detailed condition reports with accompanying photos if necessary
  • Receive and release shipments into warehouse facilities
  • Load/unload truck for safe transportation and storage
  • Pack artworks for local, national and international transportation and storage
  • Install/de-install artworks in-house or at offsite locations
  • Some overtime and weekend work may apply

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Team Player, able to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Minimum 5 years of logistics installation, packing and art handling experience
  • Ability to push and pull 150 pounds on a dolly or cart, as well as 50 pounds without mechanical aid
  • Ability to carry 40 pounds of varying size and shape up to a distance of 90 feet
  • Ability to stand, walk, squat, bend, kneel, crouch, twist, and reach overhead
  • Ability to be exposed to outside weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain and snow
  • Ability to safely operate a forklift
  • Familiarity with the use of hand trucks, pallet jacks, jbars, dollies and other necessary warehouse equipment
  • Excellent communication and attention to detail
  • Ability to problem solve and solution onsite issues and the experience to know when to escalate problems to supervisor
  • Experience installing large artworks (both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional) using a gantry, material lifts, and/or scaffolding if required
  • Positive, proactive, team player that is comfortable interacting with clients and has strong sense of job site decorum

Competitive hourly wage with health benefits, 401(k), commuter benefits & profit-share eligibility.

Send resume and cover letter to: operationsemployment@uovo.art citing Art Handler/Driver in the subject line.

No phone calls please.

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