Property Handler
Posted on 4/3/2024
Sotheby’s

1,001-5,000 employees

Contemporary art & collectibles platform
Company Overview
Established in 1744, Sotheby’s is the world’s premier destination for art and luxury. Sotheby’s promotes access, connoisseurship and preservation of fine art and rare objects through auctions and buy-now channels including private sales, e-commerce and retail. Our trusted global marketplace is supported by an industry-leading technology platform and a network of specialists spanning 40 countries and 50 categories, which include Contemporary Art, Modern and Impressionist Art, Old Masters, Chinese Works of Art, Jewelry, Watches, Wine and Spirits, and Interiors, among many others.
Consumer Goods

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$4M

Founded

1744

Headquarters

New York, New York

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

1%

1 year growth

11%

2 year growth

16%
Locations
New York, NY, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
CategoriesNew
Art, Graphics & Animation
Storyboarding
Graphic Design
Illustration
Requirements
  • Substantial lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying of property required.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 75 pounds.
  • Overtime and weekend work required
  • Prior fine art handling experience a plus
Responsibilities
  • Work closely with Specialist Departments, Registrars, and Operations staff to move property throughout the building
  • Receive, open, tag and scan property as directed
  • Move property to and from loading docks, departmental storage exhibition locations
  • Obtain all property location information from the Registrar
  • Transport property to and from loading dock, department storage, and exhibition locations
  • Prepare exhibition space including but not limited to placement of movable walls, pedestals, platforms and other display material
  • Place property for display, including but not limited to onto shelves or platforms, hanging or mounting property onto walls, and assembling property
  • Stand exhibition and assist clients in viewing property (remove from wall or case, move furniture, etc.)
  • General exhibition lighting
  • Maintain safe property handling
  • Function as helper on the truck or van, if any
  • Perform other tasks consistent with these responsibilities as required
  • Maintain cleanliness and appropriate presentation of exhibition and back of house spaces and equipment
  • Property handlers must be well groomed and in the proper uniform which must be worn and pressed at all times
  • Display a positive attitude and adhere to Sotheby's Service Standards