Assists Chief Preparator in the daily managing of all phases of work for the Art Preparation and Installation Department (A.P.I.), and supervises A.P.I. staff in Chief Preparator’s absence. The Associate Preparator works closely with the Chief Preparator to ensure safe handling, storage, movement, and installation of all types of works of art in both collections and exhibitions.

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• Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
• Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
• FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check
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Employees of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh receive free admission to all four of our museums; discounts in our cafes and gift shops and on programming and classes; employee assistance program; and more.

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EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in studio art, architecture, museum studies or art related field preferred; High School Diploma or equivalent necessary. Two to three years’ experience in exhibit installation and preparations is required. A valid Pennsylvania driver’s license is also required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Ability to develop, direct and implement projects as assigned by the Chief Preparator. Maintain knowledge of current methodologies in installation, packing, crating, and material use. Strong interpersonal skills are required to work effectively across departmental lines. Knowledge and facility with various hand tools, power tools and shop equipment preferable. Experience in construction and fabrication involving wood, metals and plastics desirable.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have good dexterity, hand eye coordination, and the ability to climb and to work on ladders for extended periods of time; to reach work with hands above shoulder level; to lift heavy objects (50 lbs.); and to stand or to walk for an eight hour work day.

Job Information
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15201, United States
  • 28467599
  • May 10, 2016
  • Associate Preparator
  • Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
  • Exhibitions
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • 2-3 Years
  • 0-10%