Foster & White seeks Gallery Preparator


We are looking for a skilled, energetic, warm and engaging Gallery Preparator to join our team. As a preparator, you will be responsible for installation, de-installation, safe storage and care of artwork. Other responsibilities include packing and crating building, facilitating the shipping of artwork, gallery lighting, gallery and building maintenance, as well as maintaining relationships with discerning collectors based in Seattle and around the world. As part of a small team, you will play a crucial role in ensuring that our gallery and exhibitions are presented in a visually appealing and professional manner.

– Collaborate with curators and artists to install artwork
– Handle artwork with care and ensure its safe transportation and delivery
– Install and arrange artwork according to exhibition design plans
– High level of professionalism and maturity
– Ability to work within deadlines and under pressure
– Good communication skills with colleagues as well as clients and vendors
– 3 – 5 years art handling experience in a museum, gallery or similar environment
– Working knowledge of hand, power and stationary tools
– Logical thinking and problem solving skills
– Heavy lifting ability (50 lbs)
– Comfortable working on a ladder
– A valid driver’s license; ability to drive a trailer is a plus
– Proven experience in gallery preparation or a related field
– Strong attention to detail and ability to work with precision
– Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
– Knowledge of art handling best practices and familiarity with museum standards
– Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team

Join our team as a Gallery Preparator and contribute your expertise to create captivating exhibitions that inspire our visitors. Our hours are, Tues – Sat. 10 – 6 pm and slightly later than 8 p.m. on the First Thursday of every month for the Pioneer Square Art Walk.

How to Apply

We welcome you to stop by the gallery with your resume and a cover letter. Our address is 220 Third Avenue South in Seattle. Our hours are Tues – Sat. 10 – 6 pm. If coming by in person is not feasible for you, please apply at with a cover letter and resume. Please no phone calls.

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