Museum Art Handler

Job Requirements, Duties, and More

Museum art handlers work full-time in an art museum: their job is to store, move and install artworks.

Duties of a Museum Art Handler

The museum art handler's duties include hands-on, physical work. The handler must be able to pack up artworks such as rolling paintings, crate sculptures and pack up art installations and then load them onto the truck. The handler must be able to drive a box truck. Building crates and other packing materials require basic carpentry skills. The handler needs to write condition reports and consignment notes (waybills).

Skills Needed to Be a Museum Art Handler

  • Loading and driving a truck
  • Building wooden crates
  • Packing up art installations
  • Writing condition reports and consignment notes

Education Needed to Be a Museum Art Handler

Museum art handlers need museum work experience and technical know-how.

Tools Needed to Be a Museum Art Handler

Tools are usually provided by the museum, but a museum art handler may have his or her own set of tools.

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