Administrator/Preparator - Contemporary Art Gallery - Part Time

Caldwell Snyder Gallery | St. Helena, CA | Standing Offer

2 days a week | Saturdays + Sundays + 1 additional day as needed

Caldwell Snyder Gallery in St. Helena is seeking a part time Art Handler and Gallery Administrator for our Napa Valley location. The position entails transporting, installing and dismantling a wide variety of contemporary painting and sculpture, performing general administrative duties and gallery maintenance operations necessary to ensure the gallery remains organized and runs efficiently.


  • Installation of a wide variety of painting and sculpture media – must have a working knowledge of cleats, screws, anchors, etc. and with moving large/heavy sculpture within the gallery and collectors homes, offices, etc.
  • Organization of gallery space, office andarchival materials
  • Assisting art consultants with daily administrative tasks
  • Packaging and shipping artwork
  • Driving large van for deliveries, etc. Must have clean driving record and valid CA drivers license.
  • Assist with gallery preparation for exhibitions – includes unpackling, painting touch ups, lighting adjustments, etc.
  • Basic gallery operation and maintenance
  • Photographing artwork and exhibition installations as needed

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Previous office experience (work in a fine art gallery a plus)
  • Previous art handling experience
  • Ability to lift 40+ lbs.
  • Proficiency in Mac OS X, Microsoft Office, and Adobe Suites. Will be working with the FileMaker Pro database program

We are looking for someone who is/has:

  • Organized
  • A professional demeanor
  • Self motivated and has ability to work independently
  • The ability to work with a diverse range of people
  • An appreciation for contemporary painting and sculpture

To Apply

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Arts Council Napa Valley 501(c)3 is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


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