Careers

As a growing company, we are always  looking to recruit enthusiastic candidates who want to further their career in our industry.

The services we provide include: fine art conservation, museum quality custom framing, hand carving, gilding, custom silvered mirrors, antique and furniture restoration.  We also assist the insurance industry with disaster response and claims assistance for fine art, antiques, furniture and specialty items.

We are a team-oriented environment with a focus on providing unparalleled craftsmanship and client centric customer service. 

Inquiries and resumes with cover letters should be emailed to april@artifactservices.com

Please include the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

Client Services Associate/Specialty Project Ambassador

We are seeking a self-motivated, detail oriented, individual with excellent client service skills to assist our conservation services division at our downtown studio in Chicago. The role would involve working with our sales team with client services, administrative and marketing support.

Identify, document and coordinate content for blogging and social media. Assist with the creation of inventory, condition reports and treatment proposals.

Maintain an organized schedule in the showroom along with offsite projects. Collaboration with team members, and project management is also a large part of this position.

 

Ideal candidates will demonstrate the following qualities:

  • minimum of 4 years’ experience in the fine art industry
  • a background in art history, or conservation 
  • picture framing experience/knowledge is a must
  • detail oriented, cataloging info/emails
  • proficient in Microsoft Office, Google, Quickbooks, Photoshop, Sketch-up
  • knowledge in photography is a plus
  • ability to multitask
  • has project management experience
  • can develop proposals and cost estimates for projects
  • great interpersonal skills
  • motivated, ability to flourish with minimal guidance
  • has an excellent phone demeanor and is presentable
  • is available for occasional travel

This is a full-time position with benefits, hours are flexible. Saturday availability is a must. Compensation is based on experience.

Benefits include: 

Vacation and Holiday Pay

Matching 401k

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance 

Short-Term Disability Insurance

Life Insurance

Inquiries and resumes with cover letters should be emailed to april@artifactservices.com

Please include the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

Digital Content Strategist

We are looking for a digital content strategist to join our team.

The role involves creating content for social media, blogs, Google ads, website updates, email campaigns, as well as carrying out marketing strategies and tracking analytics.

The ideal candidate will have an appreciation for the fine art industry, will be able to photograph and write content for social media and blogs, generate content for SEO, and enjoy developing followers on social media.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Website content creation
  • Creation and sending email campaigns
  • Analytics, conversions and performance
  • Create and schedule social content on multiple platforms
  • Repost tagged content and respond to social media inquiries
  • Photograph projects and products to post on social media
  • Draft verbiage to support content and marketing goals
  • Create paid social and search content
  • Build awareness and support the group’s individual brands

 

Qualifications:

  • Proficient with various social media platforms
  • Hands-on experience with Google Ads, Google Analytics, and SEO
  • WordPress experience
  • Photography skills
  • Mailchimp or Constant Contact
  • Proficient in Photoshop
  • Background in custom framing is a plus
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Interest in developing new clientele and expanding sales
  • Motivated, ability to flourish with minimal guidance.
  • Must have the ability to accurately track and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Great and natural proactive communication
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-changing startup environment

 

Additional Details:

competitive pay based on experience

Applicants will be expected to work in person full time (40 hrs) per week

Some flexible hours are available

Vacation and Holiday Pay

Matching 401k

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance 

Short-Term Disability Insurance

Life Insurance

Inquiries and resumes with cover letters should be emailed to april@artifactservices.com

Please include the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

Conservation Framer

We are looking for an experienced conservation framer to join our framing department. The candidate should be well versed in museum quality archival framing techniques. 

The ideal candidate should be detail oriented and have the ability to:

  • Archival hinge, and museum quality mount/assembly
  • Cut custom mats and glazing
  • Stretch canvas and linen
  • Sew mount

Must have knowledge about handling a variety of artist and framing materials and enjoy creative challenges and problem solving. High attention to detail is a must.  Desire to learn new techniques. Ability to work well with others in a collaborative environment with a mind set to meet deadlines.

This is a full-time position with benefits, hours are flexible. Compensation is based on experience.

Benefits include: 

Vacation and Holiday Pay

Matching 401k

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance 

Short-Term Disability Insurance

Life Insurance

Inquiries and resumes with cover letters should be emailed to april@artifactservices.com

Please include the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

Experienced Wood Shop Craftsman

We are seeking a self-motivated, detail oriented individual to join our wood room/fabrication team.

The ideal applicant will have experience in the picture framing industry. Experience cutting and joining pre-finished and custom milled picture frames is a must. 

Experience also required for:

  • Fabrication of bases and pedestals
  • Carpentry skills for furniture construction and design
  • Structural furniture repair
  • Crate construction
  • Experience with CNC machines

Additional Qualities:

  • enjoys working with others in a collaborative environment
  • solution oriented mind-set
  • organized and detail oriented
  • proficient in Microsoft word 

This is a full-time position with benefits, hours are flexible. Compensation is based on experience.

Benefits include: 

Vacation and Holiday Pay

Matching 401k

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance 

Short-Term Disability Insurance

Life Insurance

Inquiries and resumes with cover letters should be emailed to april@artifactservices.com

Please include the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

Experienced Art Handler/Preparator-Full Time

We are seeking an experienced preparator/fine art handler to join our installation team to assist in the inventory, storage, packing and handling of fine art, mirrors, antiques, furniture and sculpture that are in our care.

The candidate must have the ability to:

  • safely handle fine art, antiques and furniture
  • pack a variety of artwork and items for storage and transport
  • work with sales team, framing and specialists facilitate packing and storage of projects in progress as well as completed items
  • identify and inventory items 
  • manage storage in a fast-paced environment
  • work with the installation and sales team to manage the transportation calendar
  • availability for occasional travel
  • be flexible in a fast-paced environment shifting timelines
  • assist with onsite installation when needed
  • availability to assist with disaster response art recovery efforts on occasion
  • have a clean driving record

Ideal candidates will demonstrate the following qualities:

  • minimum of 2 years’ experience in the fine art handling industry
  • Picture framing experience, conservation experience is a plus
  • proactive, with high attention to detail
  • ability to multitask
  • great interpersonal skills and enjoys working with others
  • motivated, ability to flourish with minimal guidance
  • have a positive attitude and is presentable
  • work well in a collaborative team environment 
  • willingness to learn 

This is a full-time position with benefits, hours are flexible. Compensation is based on experience.

Benefits include: 

Vacation and Holiday Pay

Matching 401k

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance 

Short-Term Disability Insurance

Life Insurance

Inquiries and resumes with cover letters should be emailed to april@artifactservices.com

Please include the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

We are available to assist you

At Our Studios

Clients are welcome to make an appointment to drop off items at one of our studio locations for an estimate.

Upon completion of the assessment, we will follow up with a written condition report and treatment proposal for your approval.

Custom framing appointments can also be made at any of locations.

To schedule an appointment please feel welcome to email, call, or submit an inquiry via through our form at the bottom of the page.

Online

We also welcome inquiries through email.

If you have questions about a general treatment or need an approximate cost for a project, you can send images and information about your piece.  When possible please include the following information:

Title, Artist, Medium, and Size

Condition Observations and Concerns

Images of the front and back, with any details.

We will call you to follow up and gather any further pertinent information.

Onsite

Clients are welcome to make an appointment to drop off items at one of our studio locations for an estimate.

Upon completion of the assessment, we will follow up with a written condition report and treatment proposal for your approval.

Custom framing appointments can also be made at any of locations.

To schedule an appointment please feel welcome to email, call, or submit an inquiry via through our form at the bottom of the page.

Contact us today for an appointment

Online or Onsite

Get in Touch

info@artifactservices.com

(312) 344-0331

At Our Studios

Main Location

840 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60642

Mon-Fri:  9am - 5:30pm
Sat:  10am-4pm
Sun:  Closed

Complimentary parking is available in the loading zone in front of the building

We can also serve you by appointment at our other locations in the Chicagoland area.

Additional Locations

Highland Park  •  Lake Forest  •  Lincoln Park  •  Arlington Heights

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