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Storage Manager, Contemporary Gallery

Posted: 25.07.2022
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: Berlin, Germany
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

Our client, an established gallery for contemporary art, is looking for a Storage Manager. The gallery holds numerous exhibitions throughout the year and takes part in leading art fairs worldwide. The Storage Manager will work closely with the entire warehouse team, at one of two warehouse locations. Fluency in German is required for this role.

Tasks:

  • Proper packaging, labeling, storage and movement of the entire inventory (painting, sculpture, photography, installation, media art)
  • Transportation of artwork as well as delivery and receipt of goods
  • Physical condition checks and the photographic documentation of artwork before leaving the warehouse and after entering the warehouse
  • Installation of artworks for photo documentation, restoration measures as well as exhibition setups
  • Ongoing implementation, testing and further development of packaging standards. Planning and ordering of packaging material and transportation crates
  • Overseeing storage capacities and further development of the warehouse(s) storage structure
  • Keeping all storage areas in order and in impeccable appearance
  • Coordination and implementation of the annual stock inventories
  • Ongoing instruction and supervision of temporary workers
  • Operation of forklifts, high lift trucks and pallet trucks
  • Responsibility for maintenance, servicing and repairs of storage technology and vehicle fleet

Profile:

The gallery is looking for a team player with extensive expertise, enthusiasm for art and the following qualifications and qualities:

  • Extensive professional experience in the art and logistics sector, at the highest international level
  • Ability to deal with all works of art entrusted to the gallery in a sensitive and capable manner
  • Motivated, reliable and resilient and able to deliver under time pressure
  • Proactive and efficient working ethics
  • Very good technical skills
  • Experienced in dealing with work databases
  • Class B driver’s license – a forklift license is an advantage
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written German and English
  • Confident use of common MAC and Microsoft Office applications