Posted August 21, 2014.
The Museum Preparator is responsible for all aspects of the design and installation of museum exhibitions, the safe handling of works of art, and the maintenance and well-being of all galleries.
Works with all staff to plan logistics for exhibition and gallery installations.
Creates digital exhibition design with Curator and revises, as needed
Proposes and monitors installation budgets and timelines. Procures estimates for supplies, as needed
Prepares objects for exhibition – including matting, framing, photographing and mount making – or storage
Formats and fabricates labels and text panels for galleries, as needed
Supervises contract art handlers to install and deinstall works
Packing and crating of works for shipping
Produce and install graphics using vinyl cutter and other methods
Oversees lighting and monitors light levels in galleries
Assist with maintains of shipping, collections storage and workspace areas and ensures their cleanliness.
Assists with periodic inventories of collection
Familiar with contemporary storage and tacking methods for artworks in the Museum.
Is trained on, and can use, MIMSY, Google SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator, as well as other Microsoft Office programs
Oversees the photography of artwork for internal or external use.
Picks up artwork for exhibitions, loans, and possible acquisitions, using transportation provided by museum, as needed
Maintains inventory of exhibition cases, panels, platforms and other exhibition furniture.
Part of Emergency Systems Support for Museum.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor of Arts of Bachelor of Fine Arts and 2-3 years professional experience in the museum field.
Requires knowledge of accepted museum practices and commitment to the proper care and preservation of works of art.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing tasks and demands. Overtime may be required as needed.
Exceptional organizational skills; ability to set priorities and adapt as these priorities shift, handle multiple assignments and deadlines.
Displays excellent judgment, while operating in a flexible and professional manner.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Familiarity with MIMSY XG, Google SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Photography knowledge preferred.
Basic carpentry/construction, exhibition lighting and mount making skills
Experience with exhibition graphics fabricating equipment such as a Roland Camm 1 Pro vinyl cutting machine and is preferred.
Must be able to lift heavy objects (up to 60lbs), climb ladders (up to 14 ft) and use scissor lifts
Must possess a valid driver’s license and ability to drive 16 ft. box truck
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