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Freelance Art Gallery Preparator
L.A. Louver

Venice, CA

Los Angeles (Westside) art gallery specializing in contemporary painting and sculpture seeks skilled and experienced freelance preparators for project-based and as-needed work.

Ideal candidates will work well under pressure, be responsive to the aesthetic needs of exhibition production, and be sensitive to the unique demands of a commercial gallery setting.


  • Knowledge of safe art handling and installation procedures for two- and three-dimensional art objects in a variety of materials, sizes and weights
  • Experience in archival wrapping and secure packing techniques, including packing and unpacking of crates
  • Knowledge of different types of hanging hardware, their appropriate uses and weight holding capacities
  • Experience with exhibition space preparation, inlcuding wall painting, patching, clean up, touch up and maintaining a pristine show environment
  • Skilled with hand and power tools 
  • Extremely detail-oriented and capable of taking responsibility for assigned tasks
  • Can maintain organized, non-cluttered work environment
  • Capable of lifting minimum 50 lb.s
  • Current driver’s license

Other desired skills:

  • Heavy sculpture handling
  • Rigging and use of a gantry
  • Forklift driving
  • Light carpentry and framing
  • Photoshop, Google Sketch Up

Please submit cover letter, resume and two references to

Qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Deadline: 10-31-2017

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