What is an Art Handler?


Art Handler Job Description

Art handlers are responsible for the intake, preparation, maintenance, packing and shipping of fine art works and artifacts. Art handlers are also responsible for installing temporary, traveling and permanent exhibits in museums and galleries.



Typical Job Duties

• Ensure that art is loaded, transported an unloaded in such a way that it arrives to each location undamaged

• Oversee the careful packing and unpacking of artwork

• Carefully use various hand tools such as hammers, saws, screwdrivers, pliers and wrenches

• Utilize construction materials such as lumber and drywall

• Work with exhibit designers, and gallery or museum managers to install exhibits

• Ensure the artworks or artifacts are displayed and stored safely and properly



Relevant Scholarships

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as an Art Handler. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our Art History Scholarships page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!


Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming an Art Handler. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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