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Art Handler, Temporary Part-Time 


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures furthers the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Welcoming visitors from Los Angeles and around the world, the Museum works in active partnership with motion picture artists and specialists, scholars, staff, and diverse communities to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema, inspiring discourse, connection, joy, and discovery.

Reporting to the Exhibitions Installation Manager, the Art Handler will focus on artworks installation in exhibition galleries, maintaining galleries and casework, preparing, and packing art loans, assisting with collections handling as well as assist in many aspects of preparation for exhibition production.

You Will:

  • Work in a team environment and abide by all health and safety protocols.
  • Frame 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 with packing and unpacking of works of art for transport.
  • Install and secure wall panels, platforms, display cases, pedestals, labels, and signs.
  • Help maintain galleries and art storage spaces.
  • Assemble cardboard trays and other module packing systems for warehousing artwork.
  • Use basic rigging and tie-down methods for securing loads in transit.
  • Help to create mock-ups and models of exhibitions.
  • Receive and unpack crates with care.
  • Operate standard industrial woodworking equipment and power tools.
  • Help with many preparations and fabrications of exhibition components.
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 is preferred.


Physical Requirements:

  • 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.


Other Requirements:

  • If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case-by-case basis.





Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Position Art Handler, Temporary Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 1/14/2022  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum 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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