Pace is a leading international art gallery representing some of the most influential contemporary artists and estates from the past century, holding decades-long relationships with Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet, Agnes Martin, Louise Nevelson, and Mark Rothko. Pace enjoys a unique U.S. heritage spanning East and West coasts through its early support of artists central to the Abstract Expressionist and Light and Space movements. 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 CEO Marc Glimcher and President Samanthe Rubell, Pace continues to support its artists and share their visionary work with audiences worldwide by remaining at the forefront of innovation. Today, Pace has seven locations worldwide, including a European foothold in London and Geneva; two galleries in New York; Los Angeles; Hong Kong; and Seoul, as well as offices in Beijing and Berlin. In 2024, Pace will open its first gallery space in Japan in Tokyo’s new Azabudai Hills development.

Pace Gallery is seeking a professional and experienced full-time Preparator to join our Tokyo 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
  • BA in Art History or related field preferred
  • 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

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

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.