Job Opportunities

 

U.S.Art Company is the nation’s largest art handling company. We handle the finest art and antiques in the world.

We have offices across the country and are looking for top talent to fill various positions. We are especially looking for people that understand what it means to be a team player, motivated and willing to learn.

We offer competitive wages (based on experience), bonuses, sick/personal time, paid holidays, health insurance, 401k and Profit Sharing.

If you want to work in a dynamic and energetic work environment with great teams and a company that rewards success, we encourage you to apply.

Please review all of our open positions below and applicants can click “Apply Online” below to fill out an application and submit your resume.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

 

 

Crating Manager Landover, MD

U.S.Art Company seeks a qualified candidate for a Crating Manager position for our Landover, MD facilities. The ideal candidate must have wood working and computer skills. This position requires an understanding of the safe handling of fine art, proper packing methods, and an attention to detail. The successful candidate must be able to work independently in a fast paced team environment.

This is a salaried, full-time position (40+ hrs./week M-F) with additional hours as needed to meet client deadlines. Salary commensurate with experience.

Qualifications:
· Must have 3-5 years of supervisory or management experience.
· Must be able to manage a team or work independently.
· Must be able to pass Security/Background checks.
· Must have working knowledge of all wood working machinery and techniques, including the safe operation of all woodworking equipment.
· Ability to operate a forklift and/or scissor lift a plus (w/forklift certification). Some heavy lifting required.
· 5 years experience performing a similar job
· Experience as an art handler and crater either at a museum or a fine art handling company preferred.
· High school diploma plus college education required.
· Must have a valid drivers license and reliable transportation
· Must be able to respond to work emergencies after hours.
· Computer skills required: email, word processing, excel, scanning.
· Strong interpersonal skills.
· Must be highly organized and able to work in collaboration with a management team.

Primary Responsibilities:
The primary responsibility is to facilitate the construction of crates for the transport of fine art.
· Crating Manager reports to the General Manager and to the National Crating Manager.
· Data Entry is required as well as the ability to physically construct crates, estimating jobs using U.S.Art programs, entering payroll, completing timely reports, tracking supplies, ordering materials.
· Ensure Crate Shop is clean and maintained as a safe work environment.
· Facilities Management: Assist management team with general upkeep and routine maintenance of the facilities, supervising and working independently as scope of the project requires. Assist with tracking, maintenance and storage of materials, tools, and equipment necessary for the safe packing, handling, and movement of collections.

Benefits:
U.S.Art offers health insurance, 401K Retirement Plan, and Profit Sharing.
Personal/Sick Days and Vacation Days.

Salary range: $55,000 – $65,000

Operations manager St. Louis

The Operations Manager will work in collaboration with the General Manager, Project Manager, and other members of the management team. The primary role is to facilitate the documentation, safety and security of artworks and objects in our care. The Operations Manager is responsible for the collections in our care, but also for the tracking, maintenance and storage of materials, and equipment necessary for the safe packing, handling, and movement of collections. This position has responsibilities of a confidential nature and works directly with private collectors, conservators, and registrars from private and institutional collections.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILTIES: OPERATIONS

– Work with General Manager, and Project Manager to train new employees. Includes proper communication with office, proper ways to complete paperwork, & operation of vehicles, Oversee/supervise the morning load-out of STL local vehicles (locate and load all packing materials, clean gloves, artworks for delivery, scanner, paper work). Ensure that vehicles are loaded and artwork correctly secured within vehicles.
– Oversee/supervise the unloading of all local trucks upon return at the end of the day. Check and update all scanners to make sure that packed dimensions, and piece counts are recorded correctly and that all objects are properly labeled
– Update trips at the end of the day in scanners
– Update all jobs based on actuals in art mover if info did not transfer properly from scanners. Follow up with IT if needed
– Responsible for checking drivers logs.
– Work with DOT compliance manager to ensure Samsara logs are accurate
– Enter payroll as needed.
– Assist the General Manager for scheduling TSA training for art handlers.
– Collect and download images from packing/installation projects, store in job files and notify project managers and operations manager.
– Alarm Response to Facility: after hours and weekend

OPERATIONS: LONG DISTANCE TRUCKS.
– Coordinate with Long distance trip managers
– Placement of pieces/crates in loading dock area as needed
– Print out itineraries/call reports for LD trips.
– If trips pass through St. Louis during business hours, work with LD team to ensure proper pick up and deliveries are made.
– If trips passed through after hours, check load lists to ensure all pieces have been properly picked up or delivered

OPERATIONS: VEHICLES
– Responsible for completing Weekly Vehicle Maintenance Reports. Notify Operations Manager of any vehicle maintenance that is required.
– Send all vehicle invoices to fleet manager and assistance fleet manager.
– Maintain all truck fluid inventories.
– Collect fuel receipts from local teams.

OPERATIONS: EXCLUSIVES
– Manage short 2-4 day exclusive trip
– Coordinating schedule with clients
– Profiling trip in operations manager
– Communicating with clients and staff throughout the trip. This includes after hours phone calls, emails, and logging into operations systems to stay up to day on teams progress and location

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: WAREHOUSE
– Shipping and Receiving: Coordinate receiving materials/supplies, ensuring that all items ordered have been received, coordinate the placement into storage of all items received.
– Work with General Manager and Project Manager to update and maintain records pertaining to the management, condition, movement, and location of objects in storage. This includes checking in/out all storage and updating job orders with most accurate information as well as prompt notification of discrepancies and photo documentation of condition.
– Coordinates all movement of artworks into and out of the storage areas and the facility. Assist (as needed) with handling, packing, and inspection of all objects and re-housing of objects.
– Liaison for visiting registrars, collections managers, and other clients & professionals working in the facility and storage areas.
– Prep supplies needed for large pack jobs. Bring any crates, or pre-built boxes from the Crate Shop to the staging area.
– Ensure that all art handlers working on warehouse/storage projects document time correctly and apply time to correct job order.
– Coordinate empty crate disposal projects with General Manager.
– Responsible for all tools used on the vehicles, and their maintenance.
– Responsible for maintaining a clean dock area, putting away materials and coordinating the disposal of warehouse trash.
– Monthly facility checklist and ensuing facility maintenance. Report any change to facility to the General Manager. Responsible for the organization and monitoring of the storage facility including the environmental conditions, cleanliness, and safety of the facility.
– Daily walk through of the warehouse and complete visual inspection of storage areas. Oversee pest inspections of all storage areas including materials storage areas.
– Escort monthly service vendors through the facility.
– Weekly warehouse inventory checklist, including organizing and ordering supplies for warehouse and office.
– Work with procurement to restock supplies. materials/ & tools

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: CUSTOMER SERVICE & SALES
– Must be well-versed in all company programs
– Must be able to provide estimates to clients
– Must be able to maintain and develop relationships with clients

Salary range: $60,000 – $65,0000

Assistant Special Projects Manager St. Louis

The Assistant Special Projects Manager/ Senior Crater art handler will work in collaboration with the General Manager, and the Operations Manager. This position will assist with large special projects, be the lead on small special projects, and other art handling projects, assist the Crating Manager with estimates, crate fabrication, and crate packing.

General Responsibilities: Special projects
-Work with the General Manager/ Special Project Manager to coordinate site visits with clients.
-Provide detailed and accurate estimates to clients
-Assist and or lead on site teams during projects.
-Be available to participate on regional special projects
-Assist General Manager with coordinating subcontractors for projects

General Responsibilities: Crating
-Assist General Manager/ Crating Manager with crating estimates
-Assist General Manager/ Crating Manager with write ups and time & materials entries
-Crate fabrication/ prep as needed
-Assist General manager with weekly material inventory

General Responsibilities: Facilities
-Assist General Manager with daily checks of systems
-Assist General Manager with contracting service venders
-Assist General Manager and project coordinator with storage inventory management
General Responsibilities: Staff training and office
-Assist General Manager with training new staff on proper art handling Procedures
-Assist General manager with tracking progress of employee training
-Assist with Various duties in office as needed.

Qualifications:
-Bachelors in studio art, art history, museum studies, or related field is preferred
-Knowledge of museum standards for packing and transportation
-2-3 years of museum experience or a related field a plus.
-Must be able to manage a team and work independently
-Experience interacting with senior level management
-Must be able to pass Security/Background checks.
-Ability to operate a forklift is a plus (w/forklift certification). Some heavy lifting required.
-Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
-Basic computer skills required: email, word processing, excel, scanning.
-Strong interpersonal skills.
-Must be highly organized and able to work in collaboration with a management team.
-Willingness to travel

Salary Range: $50,000 – $55,000

 

Project Coordinator: Compton

U.S.Art Company is searching for a Project Coordinator to provide International and Domestic transit services to clients worldwide. This position will require an understanding of the service level required for the transport of fine art or a willingness to learn. The successful candidate must be able to work independently in a fast paced, team environment. Interest or knowledge of fine art is preferred.

The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, quick-thinking, detail oriented person with solid computer skills, pleasant phone manner, excellent client service skills and knowledge of art and/or fine art transportation. Must be able to work independently but able to accept direction and feedback. Ability to problem solve is a must. The right person will work with an established client base while also developing new relationships with full support and training to ensure your success.

This is a salaried, full-time position (40+ hours per week), Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM with additional hours as needed to complete projects by client deadlines. The environment is generally fast-paced, challenging, and interesting.

Salary commensurate with experience. Profit sharing, 401 K, medical insurance. Paid company holidays and vacation.

General Responsibilities:
This position is focused on the coordination and logistics management of multiple projects simultaneously while also drafting estimates and responding to client requests. The position covers both domestic and international projects.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide detailed and accurate estimates to clients.
  • Work with existing client base
  • Assist with the development of new clients.
  • Coordinate with other departments as necessary for specific projects.
  • Contribute to retention of documentation required by US Customs.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned and required
  • Understand and follow company rules and regulations.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Client service orientation.
  • US Customs Broker License (Preferred)
  • Proven background in building and maintaining internal and external relationships.
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong organizational and presentation skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communication skills, and strong work ethic.
  • Experience in interacting with senior level management and all levels of employ.
  • Must work well independently and in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of museum standards for packing and transportation (preferred)
  • Experience with import and export fine art, with Fish & Wildlife, and other government agencies (preferred).
  • Willingness to travel
  • BA in Art History, History, Museum Studies or related field (preferred)

 

Project Coordinator: Randolph, MA

 

National fine art transportation company is searching for a Project Coordinator to provide International and Domestic transit services to clients worldwide. This position will require an understanding of the service level required for the transport of fine art or a willingness to learn. The successful candidate must be able to work independently in a fast paced, team environment. Interest or knowledge of fine art is preferred.

The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, quick-thinking, detail oriented person with solid computer skills, pleasant phone manner, excellent client service skills and knowledge of art and/or fine art transportation. Must be able to work independently but able to accept direction and feedback. Ability to problem solve is a must. The right person will work with an established client base while also developing new relationships with full support and training to ensure your success.

This is a salaried, full-time position (40+ hours per week), Monday through Friday from 7AM to 4PM with additional hours as needed to complete projects by client deadlines. The environment is generally fast-paced, challenging, and interesting.

Salary commensurate with experience. Profit sharing, 401 K, health insurance. Paid company holidays and vacation.

General Responsibilities:
This position is focused on the coordination and logistics management of multiple projects simultaneously while also drafting estimates and responding to client requests. The position covers both domestic and international projects.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide detailed and accurate estimates to clients.
  • Work with existing client base
  • Assist with the development of new clients.
  • Coordinate with other departments as necessary for specific projects.
  • Contribute to retention of documentation required by US Customs.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned and required
  • Understand and follow company rules and regulations.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Client service orientation.
  • US Customs Broker License (Preferred)
  • Proven background in building and maintaining internal and external relationships.
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong organizational and presentation skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communication skills, and strong work ethic.
  • Experience in interacting with senior level management and all levels of employ.
  • Must work well independently and in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of museum standards for packing and transportation (preferred)
  • Willingness to travel
  • BA in Art History, History, Museum Studies or related field (preferred)

 

Operations Manager: Randolph, MA

U.S.Art Company, Inc., the nation’s largest fine art handling/transportation company seeks full-time Operations Manager At U.S.Art Company. This position is responsible for the scheduling, staffing, routing, direct customer interaction and overall supervision of a Long Distance trips within our nationwide system.

The right candidate will bring high energy, manager’s vision and a long term commitment to the table. Applicants must possess strong logistical and organizational skills to manage a growing fleet of vehicles.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Scheduling
  • Staffing
  • Routing
  • Direct Client Interaction
  • Overall Supervision of a Long Distance trip within our Nationwide System.

Benefits:

  • Health benefits
  • 401k with 10% company match
  • Profit sharing
  • Vacation
  • Sick time

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred
  • Experience in museum industry is a plus and 2 years experience in Operations/Dispatch

 

Part Time Administrative Assistant: Randolph, MA

US.Art Company,Inc., the nation’s largest fine art handling/transportation company seeks a part time Administrative Assistant that will be assisting the accounting department with the following:

  • Various AR & AP administrative tasks
  • Filing
  • Scanning
  • Organizing
  • Additional assignments when needed

Additional Requirements

  • Good computer skills
  • Possesses strong written and communication skills
  • Strong attention to details and ability to multitask

Compensation: $17 – $18 / hour

Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an accounting department environment
  • Administrative Assistant: 1 year experience

 

CDL A and B Driver(s) / Art Handler – Nationwide

We have exciting Nationwide opportunities for full time employees to transport goods inter and intrastate, at all of our 8 offices. We are currently seeking Full-Time drivers with a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) A & B to transport fine art / antiques nationwide. Long distance trips involve 1, 2 & 3 weeks OTR w/ partner. All expenses paid along with excellent pay per mile, stop rate bonus and benefits. When not OTR, local work is available. Some packing experience is a plus but not necessary – we will provide training and pair you with an experienced partner.

U.S.Art is the nation’s largest fine art transportation company. Operating for almost 40 years, our company provides the most comprehensive, museum-quality art handling services in the country. We are committed to providing unparalleled services to museums, galleries, and private collectors.

Benefits:

-Weekly Direct Deposit paycheck
-Health Insurance
-401K
-Profit sharing
-Excellent pay per mile (not split). Plus stop rate bonus
-Operations staff available 24 hours a day to assist
-All drivers issued a Comdata Card for fuel and repairs
-$500 sign on bonus after 90 days
-6 paid Holidays.  3 paid sick days.  1 week paid vacation.  2 weeks after 1 full year

Additional Information:

-Fleet of double bunk, automatic, Volvos and Freightliners.
-Over the road.  Team Driving.  Home most weekends
-Home terminals in: Boston, MA / Secaucus, NJ / Landover, MD / Orlando, FL / Dallas, TX / Saint Louis, MO / Chicago, IL / Compton, CA

We are looking for smart/ hard working individuals who want a place to “hang their hat” and be part a team that is the industry leader in fine art transportation.

Starting average salary from $58-$68k per year.

Qualified applicants should submit a Cover Letter and Resume by clicking Apply Online to fill out an application.

 

 

Immediate Need for Crater/Fine Art Handler (Los Angeles)

Summary:
U.S.Art Company, Inc., the nation’s largest fine art handling/transportation company seeks full-time Crater/ Fine Art Handler to work in our Los Angeles, CA location in Compton. This person will be fabricating high quality crates for the transportation for Fine Art & Antiques, from Museums, galleries and private collector.
At U.S.Art Company, attention to detail and safety when handling artworks are paramount. Successful candidates will have excellent awareness and take pride in their appearance and work.

Qualifications:
– US work authorization (required).
– High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred.
– Carpentry experience, basic knowledge of woodworking and power tools required.
– Previous experience in fine art handling and packing preferred.
– Good verbal communication skills and must take direction well.
– Professional appearance and demeanor.
– Ability to travel occasionally.

Duties and Responsibilities:
– Fabrication of high quality art crates.
– Art Handling.
– Packing and unpacking fine art.
– Provide basic tool kit, (cordless driver and bits, utility knife, tape gun, tape measure, etc.)
– Lift 50 lbs.

Skills:
– Carpentry / Wood Working.
– Art packing and handling.
– Detail oriented.

Benefits:
– Health benefits.
– 401k with 10% company match.
– Profit sharing.
– Vacation.
– Sick time.
– Personal days.

 

 

Art handler/Installers- Los Angeles, CA

The art handler/prep candidates must be highly motivated, detail oriented, team players with prior experience at a museum, gallery, or other art handling company.  An hourly position, 5 days a week.

Skills are to include, but not be limited to-

Knowledge of best practices for wrapping and packing 2-D and 3-D objects.  Ability to select proper archival and other packing materials depending upon the medium, surfaces, condition and fragility of a particular work. Know how to pack a slat crate, travel frame, shadow box, slipcase, cavity pack, and standard crating techniques. Know how to properly wrap, load, and strap artworks within a truck to keep them safe in transport. Prepare condition reports. Install artwork using various hardware and in changing settings.

Position Requirements –
– Pass a pre-employment drug test.
– Have a valid driver’s license.
– Professional appearance and demeanor.
– Provide your own basic tool kit.  (cordless driver and bits, utility knife, tape gun, tape measure etc.)
– Lift 50 lbs.

Qualified applicants should submit a Cover Letter and Resume by clicking Apply Online to fill out an application.

 

Immediate Need for Crater/Fine Art Handler (Secaucus, NJ)

Summary:
U.S.Art Company, Inc., the nation’s largest fine art handling/transportation company seeks full-time Crater/ Fine Art Handler to work in our Secaucus, NJ location. This person will be fabricating high quality crates for the transportation for Fine Art & Antiques, from Museums, galleries and private collector.
At U.S.Art Company, attention to detail and safety when handling artworks are paramount. Successful candidates will have excellent awareness and take pride in their appearance and work.

Qualifications:
– US work authorization (required).
– High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred.
– Carpentry experience, basic knowledge of woodworking and power tools required.
– Previous experience in fine art handling and packing preferred.
– Good verbal communication skills and must take direction well.
– Professional appearance and demeanor.
– Ability to travel occasionally.

Duties and Responsibilities:
– Fabrication of high quality art crates.
– Art Handling.
– Packing and unpacking fine art.
– Provide basic tool kit, (cordless driver and bits, utility knife, tape gun, tape measure, etc.)
– Lift 50 lbs.

Skills:
– Carpentry / Wood Working.
– Art packing and handling.
– Detail oriented.

Benefits:
– Health benefits.
– 401k with 10% company match.
– Profit sharing.
– Vacation.
– Sick time.
– Personal days.

 

Immediate Need for Crater/Fine Art Handler (Randolph, MA)

Summary:
U.S.Art Company, Inc., the nation’s largest fine art handling/transportation company seeks full-time Crater/ Fine Art Handler to work in our Randolph, MA location. This person will be fabricating high quality crates for the transportation for Fine Art & Antiques, from Museums, galleries and private collector.
At U.S.Art Company, attention to detail and safety when handling artworks are paramount. Successful candidates will have excellent awareness and take pride in their appearance and work.

Qualifications:
– US work authorization (required).
– High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred.
– Carpentry experience, basic knowledge of woodworking and power tools required.
– Previous experience in fine art handling and packing preferred.
– Good verbal communication skills and must take direction well.
– Professional appearance and demeanor.
– Ability to travel occasionally.

Duties and Responsibilities:
– Fabrication of high quality art crates.
– Art Handling.
– Packing and unpacking fine art.
– Provide basic tool kit, (cordless driver and bits, utility knife, tape gun, tape measure, etc.)
– Lift 50 lbs.

Skills:
– Carpentry / Wood Working.
– Art packing and handling.
– Detail oriented.

Benefits:
– Health benefits.
– 401k with 10% company match.
– Profit sharing.
– Vacation.
– Sick time.
– Personal days

 

Art Handler/Driver ( Secaucus, NJ)

U.S.Art Company, Inc. seeks an experienced Art Handler/Driver to join its regional office in Secaucus, NJ location.
U.S.Art is the nation’s largest fine art handling company, covering domestic and international transportation, storage, packing and crating, and installation of fine art and museum objects.
Our Art Handlers pack, install and transport all manner of art and artifacts for galleries, collectors, and museums. Art Handlers may also assist in preparation of custom crates and boxes. Most work is done in a two-person team.
Company-paid travel will be required as needed. Travel varies from 1-2 overnight trips per week to longer week-long trips around the country.
Position starts at $21/Hr for an average work week of 30-40 hours. Benefits include paid time off, health insurance, 401K with company match, and profit sharing.

Responsibilities
-Pack all manner of artworks and artifacts in a variety of soft-packs and crates. Install and de-install all types of flatworks and sculptures.
-Load, unload, and drive 14-24′ box trucks
-Use basic hand tools and moving equipment, including tape guns, tape measures, glue guns, drills, j-bars, pallet jacks, dollies.

Position Requirements
-Possess a valid Driver’s License.
-Possess or obtain a DOT medical card, which requires completion of a basic physical exam.
-Pass a pre-employment drug test.
-Crouch, bend, grip, climb a ladder, and lift 50-100 lbs frequently.

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $21.00 – $22.00 per hour

Art Handler/Driver ( Landover, MD)

U.S.Art Company, Inc. seeks an experienced Art Handler/Driver to join its regional office in Landover, MD location.
U.S.Art is the nation’s largest fine art handling company, covering domestic and international transportation, storage, packing and crating, and installation of fine art and museum objects.
Our Art Handlers pack, install and transport all manner of art and artifacts for galleries, collectors, and museums. Art Handlers may also assist in preparation of custom crates and boxes. Most work is done in a two-person team.
Company-paid travel will be required as needed. Travel varies from 1-2 overnight trips per week to longer week-long trips around the country.
Position starts at $21/Hr for an average work week of 30-40 hours. Benefits include paid time off, health insurance, 401K with company match, and profit sharing.

Responsibilities
-Pack all manner of artworks and artifacts in a variety of soft-packs and crates. Install and de-install all types of flatworks and sculptures.
-Load, unload, and drive 14-24′ box trucks
-Use basic hand tools and moving equipment, including tape guns, tape measures, glue guns, drills, j-bars, pallet jacks, dollies.

Position Requirements
-Possess a valid Driver’s License.
-Possess or obtain a DOT medical card, which requires completion of a basic physical exam.
-Pass a pre-employment drug test.
-Crouch, bend, grip, climb a ladder, and lift 50-100 lbs frequently.

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $21.00 – $22.00 per hour