Careers

Preparator

New York

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.

Department

Art Resources

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.