The Museum is seeking an Art Handler/Preparator, reporting to the Head of Installation. This position is a non-exempt, full time with benefits, position.
The Art Handler/Preparator should demonstrate knowledge of professional museum standards and best practices. The Art Handler/Preparator is part of a team that is responsible for both the preparation of gallery spaces and the installation, handling, packing, crating and care of artworks in the permanent collection and for temporary exhibitions.
Installation and movement of all works of art in the Norton Museum of Art with knowledge and experience in handling a variety of fine art mediums.
Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with the installation team, museum staff, vendors and visitors.
Assist in the packing and crating/ unpacking and receiving of artwork in accordance with professional museum standards. This includes the loading and unloading of trucks to ensure safe transit.
Prepare galleries for exhibition, including but not limited to painting gallery walls, building temporary walls, fabricating museum display and casework. Experience and knowledge of construction methods and safe use of power tools.
Regular maintenance of galleries including cleaning of display cases and upkeep of the general appearance of exhibitions. Assist with shop maintenance and the organization of work spaces occupied by Installation team.
Ensure proper lighting in galleries consistent to the design of the exhibition and in accordance to museum best practices.
Work hours flexible to meet the needs of installation schedules and the exhibition calendar.
Other reasonable requests by the Director, Deputy Director, Curators, and Registrar
Bachelor’s degree in fine art is desirable. 3- 5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Ability to perform labor intensive work including frequent lifting, pulling and pushing of 65lbs.
Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Norton Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.