Collections Care



Contract type:

Contract Permanent


Full time


020 7747 2479

Art Handler

• Install the Gallery collection and associated art in permanent galleries, temporary exhibition galleries and private office areas; this also includes installing labels, exhibition panels and graphics for exhibitions. This involves participation in team discussions and meetings to resolve issues relating to the installation of the art objects
• Prepare the collection for loan to other Galleries by wrapping and packing artwork as instructed. Also receive artwork back from loan, unpacking and preparing the work for installation in the Gallery as required. This will include the loading and unloading of artwork from vehicles on arrival at the Gallery. In addition, as a team member you will be asked to contribute to discussions concerning issues surrounding the packing and transportation of art
• To be trained as a National Gallery courier. This will involve being selected on occasion to carry out courier duties within the UK and overseas according to a schedule agreed within the Art handling department. This duty includes representing the Galleries interests regarding collection loans to other institutions, ensuring the Gallery’s specified practices and procedures for loans are observed
• Assist Conservation and Framing departments in the refitting and glazing of paintings in the collection. This will involve removing works from frames and assisting with larger paintings to be glazed
• Participate in the Gallery Incident Management Plan as set out in Appendices M and N. This may involve assisting with emergency picture removal if called to do so
• May be required on occasion to participate in photo shoots and filming by the media

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