Maintainer – Registrar’s Office

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

(New York NY)

The Maintainer will report to the Manager Packing and Art Services. The Maintainer is responsible for the packing and unpacking of artwork both to and from the Museum as well as handling the art in a safe and proper manner.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
•Art handling and packing of art objects
•Constructing wooden packing crates using manual and/or power tools while following standard safety procedures
•Lifting and moving packing crates safely and properly
•Measuring artwork and calculating interior and exterior specifications of packing materials
•Candidate must complete Security Threat Assessment application
•Other related duties

Requirements and Qualifications:
Experience and Skills:
•Minimum two years experience working with detailed and/or fragile materials is required; the materials need not be artwork, but the appropriate candidate must have experience in a field with an equivalent skill set
•Minimum two years experience with power tools (saws, drills, pneumatic guns), ability to do mathematical calculations, ability to lift 100 lbs. with or without assistance, and carpentry skills are all required
•Candidate must be detail oriented, able to work under pressure, and with close supervision
•Candidate must be able to interact in a professional manner with Metropolitan Museum of Art staff and visiting museum professionals

Knowledge and Education:
•Knowledge of basic packing materials required
•A Bachelor’s degree is preferred with a minimum of an Associate’s degree required

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history to with the position title in the subject line.