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Preparator

Company: Pace Gallery
Location: New York
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Pace Gallery is a leading international art gallery representing some of the most influential contemporary artists and estates from the past century. Since its founding by Arne Glimcher in 1960, Pace has developed a distinguished legacy as an artist-first gallery that mounts seminal historical and contemporary exhibitions. Under the current leadership of President and CEO Marc Glimcher, Pace continues to support its artists and share their visionary work with audiences worldwide by remaining at the forefront of innovation. Today, Pace has nine locations worldwide including London, Geneva, a strong foothold in Palo Alto and two galleries in New York. Pace was one of the first international galleries to establish outposts in Asia where it operates permanent spaces in Hong Kong and Seoul.

Pace Gallery is seeking a professional and experienced full-time Preparator to join our New York team. We are looking for an individual who is punctual, reliable, and enjoys working in a collaborative environment. This role will focus on providing art handling, installation, and transportation support as part of our Art Resources team.

What You'll Be Doing:

Ensure safe and proper handling, installation and packing of all artworks
With on-site team, assist with ensuring timely response to all dealer office requests
Ability to confidently assess artwork packing and make suggestions for packing improvements to improve artwork safety
Assist with organization, physical housing and tracking of inventory
Assist with preparing space for client viewings including all prepping, painting, patching, lighting and artwork installation
Assist with receiving and releasing artworks and loading/off-loading trucks
Assist with capturing artwork packing information and ensure upload to inventory system
Liaise with Registrar team to coordinate artwork condition inspections, conservation, framing, etc.
Additional duties as assigned

What You'll Bring:

Minimum 2 years' experience working for a gallery, auction house, artist or museum
Familiarity with art transportation required
Knowledge of best practices and materials for handling, installing and packing artwork
Must have a diverse understanding of different mediums and materials and experience installing a wide range of artworks; experience with large sculpture, media-based artworks, etc. a plus
A proactive, positive attitude and ability to work well as part of a team is essential
Ability to clearly communicate with supervisors and fellow preparators is required
Must have basic computer skills along with familiarity of database programs/software, Outlook
BA in Art History or related field preferred

In addition to an active and progressive work environment, Pace Gallery offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement plans with a company match, flexible spending accounts and commuter benefits. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and offer a generous vacation policy.

Pace Gallery is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Pace Gallery, New York , Preparator, Other , New York, New York

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