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Art Handler, International Gallery

Posted: 07.02.2023
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

Our client, an internationally renowned gallery in Berlin, is looking for a Chief Art Handler to join their busy team. The role’s core responsibilities are split between planning and preparation of complex artwork installations, and installing artworks and overseeing a team of Art Handlers and service providers. This includes the control of material stocks, the preparation and follow-up of transportations including packaging, and the preparation of condition reports and other artwork documentation.


Artwork check

  • Planning and executing all condition checks for outgoing and incoming deliveries including loans, consignments, sold works, art fair transports
  • Feedback on condition checks in teams channel
  • Careful packaging of artworks of all media

Condition report

  • Preparation of protocols for condition reporting
  • Preparation of condition reports


  • Update of the database with condition reports and protocols
  • Maintain packaging information in the Artlogic database using standardised procedures
  • Support the Cataloguer by providing missing data (photography, dimensions or material information)
  • Calendar and deadline management


  • Installation of artworks for exhibitions, at international art fairs and for clients
  • Planning of installations
  • Planning the art handling team schedule and the service providers’ schedule
  • Preparation for installations, including packing material and tools according to the installation plan, ensuring that the process is as effective as possible

Team responsibilities

  • Managing art handlers’ work schedules and availability
  • Allocating art handlers’ tasks
  • Providing assistance to the various gallery departments (Registrar Team, Admin Team, Sales Team, Artist Liaison Team)
  • Responsible for ordering packing materials and tools
  • Sourcing hire equipment for installations and exhibitions
  • Responsible for keeping a proper order in the inventory of tools and equipment in the gallery and for art fairs

Local transports

  • Transport of works, tools or material within Berlin with the gallery