STATUS:

Part-time, Non-exempt

OVERVIEW:

Working in a structured team environment, assist with museum-quality art handling related to installation and de-installation of special exhibitions, including packing, unpacking, handling, and displaying fine art objects, painting and fabricating exhibition pedestals, props, temporary walls, and other display elements.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Installation and preparation of Museum exhibitions includes the movement of artwork and crates; cleaning and preparation of gallery spaces; packing, unpacking, and hanging artwork; climbing ladders and scaffolding; painting, sanding, light demolition; and working with lighting and display graphics.
  • Assist in construction of display elements, which may include working with woodshop equipment, solvents, hand-held and stationary power tools.
  • Maintain gallery display spaces with touch-ups, lighting, and dusting of display areas.
  • Ensure a safe work environment through knowledge of and adherence to safety policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to work within a team scheduled environment with regard to work assignments, start time, end time, breaks and lunches.
  • Manual dexterity required to operate tools and equipment associated with woodworking, general/minor construction.
  • Working with paint, paint fumes, and chemical fumes associated with common industrial supplies.
  • Ability to carry out physical maneuvers associated with maintenance, repair, replacement, and general upkeep of equipment and properties, which may include lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling up to 50 lbs.
  • Physical maneuvers also include kneeling, crawling, climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, and reaching.
  • Ladder work including heights reaching 15 plus
  • Lighting changes and other activities require the ability to lift arms overhead for sustained periods of time.
  • Must be able to physically move artwork (big/small/heavy/light) and crates; pack, unpack and crate artwork; install artwork; climb ladders and scaffolding; and paint, sand and light demolition of walls.
  • Physical maneuvers comprise an estimated 90 percent of the work day and will vary from day to day.
  • Ability to work in standing and walking position 90 percent of the workday.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

One year recent, relevant experience or equivalent education and experience required in light construction for the fabrication of display elements.  Strong attention to detail in the performance of work.  Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work successfully in a team environment.  Previous museum, gallery, or studio art experience a plus.

BACKGROUND CHECKS AND SPECIAL LICENSING:

Criminal background check.