Preparator / Driver

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 an experienced candidate to work as a Driver/ Preparator at our warehouse location. This position requires proven experience in art handling, installation, and transportation. Reporting directly to the Art Resources Director the ideal candidate will work closely with the warehouse team in handling inbound and outbound movement of artworks including properly packing and crating artworks for safe transportation and storage.

Our ideal candidate is a self-starter, a quick learner, and an excellent communicator who enjoys collaborating with fellow coworkers and strategizing exciting new ways to update processes to maximize output and productivity.


Art Resources

What you'll be doing:

  • Safely and properly handle and pack/unpack artwork
  • Evaluate individual artworks to determine appropriate packing needs for local transportation
  • Drive pieces of art to and from client homes, galleries, framers, shippers, artist studios, etc.
  • Deliver and install sold artworks in client homes
  • Ensure all outbound artwork is in good condition and properly packed/crated for transport
  • Load and appropriately secure artworks for local transportation
  • Prepare artwork for private client viewings including hanging art, arranging lighting, and preparing viewing space
  • Update inventory database with packing information for all artwork passing through warehouse
  • Advise internal departments of receipt of works for conditioning reports, photography, etc.
  • Organize physical inventory which is delivered daily
  • Organize packing materials, installation supplies, and tools needed for specific on-site jobs
  • Additional duties as assigned

What you'll bring:

  • 3+ years’ experience working in art galleries or museums
  • Strong art handling, packing abilities, problem solving and installation skills
  • Valid Driver’s License is a must
  • Familiarity with driving a small box truck in NYC
  • Experience installing a wide range of artworks including heavy and oversized sculptures
  • Must be a problem solver and have a diverse understanding of different mediums and materials
  • Must be extremely diligent and careful in handling artwork
  • Ability to work well under pressure in fast-paced environment with a team of art preparators
  • Basic computer skills required for updating database
  • BA in Fine Arts, 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.