Art Handler

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Kaira Staddon

kaira.staddon@gmail.com | (609) 137-0848 | 612 W Wilshire Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Summary


I have over 1 year of experience as an Art Handler. I am responsible for the installation and de-installation of exhibitions, as well as packing and shipping artworks. I also have experience in fabricating custom crates and mounts. My skills include excellent communication, problem solving, and a keen eye for detail.

Experience


Art Handler at Art Handling Services, OKJun 2022 - Present

  • Transported and installed a 200-pound sculpture by Pablo Picasso in the entryway of the Museum of Modern Art.
  • Handled and unpacked a shipment of valuable paintings from Europe, including works by Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Monet.
  • Assisted in setting up for an exhibition of Chinese calligraphy at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Loaded artwork onto trucks for transport to galleries around the country.
  • Packaged artworks for storage or shipping.

Assistant Art Handler at Fine Art Handling & Crating, OKJul 2021 - Apr 2022

  • Successfully installed 50 artworks in a corporate collection within budget and ahead of schedule.
  • Shipped 200 paintings to 3 different international locations without damage or loss.
  • Catalogued 300 works of art with complete documentation for an inventory.
  • Prepared and presented condition reports for 100 sculptures being considered for acquisition by a museum.
  • Assisted in the installation of a large traveling exhibition consisting of 500 works which opened on time and under budget.

Education


High School Diploma at Putnam City High School, Oklahoma City, OKAug 2016 - May 2021

Some skills I've learned are time management, how to study for exams, and essay writing.

Skills


  • Handling art
  • Packing and unpacking art
  • Loading and unloading trucks
  • Hanging and installing artwork
  • Art installation experience
  • Experience working with a variety of materials, including but not limited to: paintings, sculpture, photography, textiles & works on paper.
  • Knowledge of proper handling & storage methods for different types of fine art

Cordelia Mckemie

cordelia.mckemie@gmail.com | (500) 280-9859 | Warren, MI

Summary


I have over 1 year of experience as an art handler. I am responsible for the installation and de-installation of exhibitions, as well as the packing and unpacking of artwork. I also maintain inventory records and assist with shipping logistics. My attention to detail ensures that all works are handled correctly and arrive safely at their destination.

Experience


Art Handler at Art Handling Services, MIApr 2022 - Present

  • Handled and transported artwork valued at over $1 million without incident.
  • Assembled exhibition displays and installed artworks according to museum specifications.
  • Loaded and unloaded delivery trucks with care, using proper lifting techniques.
  • Packaged fragile artifacts for safe shipping, ensuring that all items arrived undamaged.
  • Monitored storage areas for signs of pests or environmental damage, taking action as necessary to protect collections.
  • Kept accurate inventory records of all materials in the facility.

Assistant Art Handler at Fine Art Services, MIJul 2021 - Mar 2022

  • Handled art for 3 exhibitions per month on average.
  • Assisted in the installation of said exhibitions, working with a team of 2-3 people.
  • Transported art to and from galleries as needed.
  • Maintained inventory of all artwork handled.
  • Kept storage area clean and organized.

Education


High School Diploma at Detroit Public Schools, MISep 2016 - May 2021

I've learned how to study for and write exams, how to do research, and how to time manage.

Skills


  • Art handling
  • Packing and crating
  • Loading and unloading trucks
  • Installation of artworks
  • Use of hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, etc.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects