Reports To: Chief Preparator
FLSA: Non – Exempt
Employment Status: Regular/Full-time
Prepare, install, maintain and pack works of art at all museum operated facilities. Handling standards are those prescribed by the American Association of Museums. All duties will be approached in a manner consistent with the High’s commitment to growth, inclusivity, collaboration and connectivity.
• Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, and as needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
• Actively assist with the preparation, installation, maintenance, dismantling, and packaging of permanent collection works of art, special exhibitions, loans and implementing the acquisitions process.
• Ability to take on projects, create a plan and execute it to completion.
• Assist the Chief Preparator by supervising breakout work crews and outside contractors.
• Review Gallery Changes and Preplists and troubleshoot any potential challenges or conflicts.
• Complete local pick-ups and deliveries of works of art.
• Conduct routine gallery checks and report changes in condition of installed artwork to Registrar’s office.
• Assist with collections inventory and report location changes to the Registrar’s office, Coordinator of Collections and Exhibitions, and appropriate Curatorial Department.
• Collaborate with visiting artist and museum professionals on assigned projects and exhibition related activities.
• Assist with exhibition lighting design and maintenance of gallery lighting.
• Assist Chief Preparator with organizing, inventory, maintenance, and purchasing of materials in all preparator areas. Develop cost-effective methods of working with vendors and contractors for purchase of related materials, supplies and services.
• Attend and participate in work schedule and other assigned meetings.
• Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in fine arts and experience in exhibition installation.
• Must have basic computer skills.
• Must have valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one, with no prior or pending DUI convictions.
• Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills using a variety of methods.
• Ability to read and understand measuring equipment.
• Must be able to solve practical problems and prioritize needs in a variety of situations where standardization is limited, and immediate decisions may be necessary.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Some standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands, climb ladders and stools to reach objects, stooping and light lifting (at least 40-50 pounds) is needed.
• Must be able to handle fragile objects safely (i.e., install, de-install, move, pack unpack, etc.)
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.