Freelance Art Handler – New York City and Rockland County

UOVO, the premier storage and services provider for art, fashion, and cultural artifacts, seeks Freelance Art Handlers. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years’ experience working in New York City and/or storage and collection management experience and will be comfortable moving a wide range of art objects.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Pack artworks for transportation and storage
  • Receive and release shipments, maintaining accurate inventory
  • Install/de-install artworks for private viewings
  • Proper handling of art objects, fragile and artistic material, antique and high-end furniture
  • Break down crates, trash and other materials as needed
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by Department Supervisor
  • Weekend, overtime, and holiday work may be necessary; therefore, schedule flexibility is required
  • Other projects as assigned by Manager

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, detail-oriented, dynamic environment
  • Strong communication skills, ability to take directions
  • Experience handling 2D and 3D artworks
  • Excellent customer service as well as strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to balance being a team player and taking initiative when necessary
  • 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 preferred
  • Familiarity with the use of hand trucks, pallet jacks, jbars, dollies, scissor lifts, genie lifts and other necessary warehouse equipment
  • Interest or experience in learning inventory management systems

Compensation & Benefits

To apply, please email your resume to operationsemployment@uovo.art with “Art Handler – Freelance” in the subject line.

About UOVO

UOVO is the premier provider of storage and services for art, fashion, and cultural artifacts. With more than 750,000 square feet of dedicated storage space across 7 locations in New York, Delaware, and Florida, UOVO offers bespoke options to meet the specialized needs of any collection. Our full range of services include climate-controlled storage, private viewing galleries, transportation, installation, packing, in-house photography, and digital inventory management. Each UOVO facility is purpose-designed and managed by a team of industry-leading experts dedicated to the highest caliber of security, discretion, professionalism, and care.

Learn more: www.uovo.art

UOVO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment for our employees and the communities in which we operate. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all UOVO facilities follow strict protocols to ensure the health and safety of our community.

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