Framer & Hinger- Dowing Frames (LIC)

At Downing Frames we specialize in custom-built, handmade frames using museum quality framing practices in Long Island City, Queens.


  • experience fitting high-end artwork
  • experience in hinging works on paper
  • experience making mats
  • experience handling and packing art
  • keeping an organized and spotless work area
  • knowledge of Japanese paper hinges, wheat paste, rice starch and a good understanding of paper is a must
  • the ideal candidate is experienced in and comfortable with handling delicate and valuable works of art and is familiar with conservation quality hinging techniques
  • experience in fitting frames is preferred.

Some hinging methods we use include:

  • One-step hinging
  • Two-step hinging
  • Pass-through hinging Familiarity with these materials is preferred: wheat paste, Jade R, P90, Japanese papers, silicone

Full Time Position. $50,000 to $55,000/year

Please send us your resume in PDF FORMAT ONLY. In the body of the email, tell us in why you're interested in this position and why we should hire you: with the subject line: Hinger/Fitter. Please mention your desired pay rate in your email. Do not cut and paste a cover letter. * Applications that do not follow this format will not be accepted. *