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Art Handler Temporary, Academy Museum 


The Academy Museum will be the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies. Located on Wilshire and Fairfax in Los Angeles, the Museum will be simultaneously immersive, experimental, educational, and entertaining. More than a museum, this dynamic film center will offer unparalleled experiences and insights into movies and moviemaking.


Reporting to the Exhibitions Installation Manager, Art Handlers will focus will on artworks installation in exhibition galleries, preparing and packing art loans and assisting with collections handling. You will move/pack/unpack and install works of art for display or storage.


You Will:

  • Work in a team environment and abide by all health and safety protocols.
  • Frame some artwork including cutting mattes, backing board, and plexi as directed by supervisors.
  • Move artworks between storage, exhibition, photography, shipping, and other departments.
  • Hang, level, and secure framed work and photographs. Position, mount and secure large and small 3D objects.
  • Help to pack and unpack works of art for transport.
  • Install and secure wall panels, platforms, display cases, pedestals, labels and signs.
  • Help maintain art storage spaces; vacuum and dust art storage room and furniture.
  • Assemble prefabricated cardboard trays and other module packing systems for warehousing artwork.
  • Use basic rigging and tie-down methods for securing loads in transit.
  • Receive and unpack crates with care.
  • Operate standard industrial woodworking equipment and power tools.


Position Requirements

You Have:


  • 3+ years of art handling work at a museum, fine art handling company, gallery or artist studio.
  • Availability with varying schedules including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Experience moving and handling fragile, heavy works of art with great care and delicacy.
  • Experience with museum-level art handling practices; knowledge of archival materials and museum/gallery warehousing best practices.
  • Willingness to be trained on and use OSHA approved safety equipment such as respirators and protective clothing.
  • Accomplishments in patching/ painting; roller and brush finishes, and knowledge of wood staining and finishing techniques.
  • Knowledge of employing methods from hand-carry to specialized mechanical means, depending on size, weight and condition.
  • Gantry rigging experience and forklift certification preferred.
  • Experience with A/V equipment, interactive displays, and digital technology, preferred.


Physical demands:


  • Climb and work on ladders.
  • Intermittent walking, standing and stooping.
  • Lift and move up to 50 lbs.
  • Work around paints, cleansers and other similar products.
  • Work in spaces that collect dust.
  • Work on an active construction site.



Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Position Art Handler Temporary  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 7/31/2020  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 8,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.

EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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