Position Description

Bark Frameworks, an employee-owned custom framing shop in Long Island City that has been leading the industry since 1969, seeks a full-time Design Assistant to support the work of our Design department. The candidate should be a team player with an excellent work ethic; be knowledgeable about modern and contemporary art, design, and technology; and be interested in learning and growing with an employee-owned company. For more information about our company, please visit barkframeworks.com.

Please note: This position reports to our Long Island City showroom five days a week from 9 am – 6 pm. There is no work from home element to this position.

In support of the Design department, responsibilities include:

  • Measure, condition check, and photograph incoming artwork using a departmental logistics calendar shared with the Designers;
  • Safely wrap and store art to be framed using Bark art handling procedures;
  • Work collaboratively on a daily basis with Registrar to ensure accuracy of all object locations for incoming and outgoing artwork in the database;
  • Manage Design department’s Adobe, Articheck, and other software accounts by building relationships with company representatives; assist Designers with any technical issues related to these accounts;
  • Assist Registrar daily in answering phones and front door; fill in for Registration when Registrar is out (art deliveries/pickups; logging in artwork; data input; scheduling; reception)
  • Process website orders for framing hardware


  • 1-2 years experience in art handling at a gallery, museum or similar environment required;
  • Proven ability to efficiently handle multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both with individual Designers and within the larger Design and Registration team;
  • Experience with art management software and an interest in new developments in technology;
  • Comfortable with answering phones/doors in a fast-paced business environment;
  • Competency in Adobe Photoshop and fluency in MS Office;
  • Background in fine art, art history, or design preferred;
  • Comfortable lifting and handling large and sometimes heavy artworks (50 lbs).

Position Offers

  • Health and dental insurance
  • Accrued paid vacation and personal time
  • Paid holidays
  • Option to participate in company 401k plan
  • Employee Stock Ownership
  • Attractive, clean, climate controlled work environment


  • $24 – $25/hr., based on experience and skill level

How to Apply

If you have a background in art or design, an eye for detail, and would like to be considered for this position, please send your resume along with a brief summary of why you think you see yourself as an ideal candidate, to:

Put HR: DESIGN ASST in the subject line.

NO CALLS PLEASE. Due to the high volume of applicants, we may not be able to respond to every e-mail. We will contact those who seem like a good fit. Thank you.


Bark Frameworks, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, and protected veteran or marital status.