Reports to: Registrar
Employment Category: Full-time, non-exempt
Summary: The Everson Museum of Art is seeking applicants for a highly skilled Preparator with exhibition design experience. The successful candidate will be trained in best museum art handling practices, have an eye for detail, be a creative problem-solver, and have the ability to make the most from limited resources. Reporting to the Registrar, the Preparator works closely with the Museum’s Collections staff and Facilities staff. The Preparator is an important team member, responsible for the well-being of the Museum’s collection and for ensuring a high caliber museum experience.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent and 3 – 5 years of art handling experience
• Significant experience with and understanding of best museum practices in art handling and installation
• Must have strong carpentry skills
• Knowledge of museum lighting
• Exhibition design and experience using Sketchup or other digital design program is desired
• Significant experience with Audio/Visual installation is desired
• Basic computer office skills; proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
• Effective communicator to a wide variety of individuals via email, phone, and in person
• Experience with project management, managing others, and working collaboratively with in- house staff as well as contractors
For optimal consideration, please submit resume and cover letter by March 17, 2017.
No phone calls please.
Compensation package includes a competitive benefits program including health, dental, life, vacation, and 403(b) program.
The Everson Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
Audience Development Intern:
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Everson Trip CommitteeThe Everson Museum of Art Trip Committee is made up of volunteers who enjoy art oriented travel and who would like to share this interest with other Museum members. The Committee is a subcommittee of the Everson Museum of Art Members’ Council.
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