Careers   ·  August 1, 2017

Temporary Art Installer

 

Temporary Art Installer

 

Job Summary:

Assist with museum-quality art handling related to installation and de-installation including: handling, displaying fine art objects, painting, fabricating exhibition components and implementing display designs.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Installation and preparation of Museum Exhibitions includes movement of artwork (big/small/heavy/light) and crates, assist with art packing/unpacking,
  • Clean and prepare gallery spaces, climb ladders, paint, assist with lighting and graphics.
  • Assist in construction of display elements and crates; may include working with woodshop equipment, solvents, hand-held and stationary power tools.
  • Other functions as assigned

 

Typical Working Conditions:

  • Manual dexterity required to operate tools and equipment associated with electrical, woodworking, general/minor construction.
  • Prior experience working with paint, paint fumes & 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 includes lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling up to 25-50 lbs.
  • Ability to kneel, crawl, climb, balance, stoop, crouch and reach for extended periods of time.
  • Ladder work including heights: 15-20+ feet.

 

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

Must be able to physically move artwork (big/small/heavy/light) and crates; install artwork, assist with art packing/unpacking, climb ladders, paint and light galleries. Previous experience required in light construction for the fabrication of display elements and crates, and a safe working knowledge of woodshop equipment, solvents, and hand-held and stationary power tools. Knowledge of vinyl installation a plus as is previous museum, gallery, or studio art experience.

 

Hourly Rate: $13+

Actual number of hours and schedule flexible; may have to work six days in a row.

 

Email joseph@mopa.org with resume, cover letter and three references

 

This job description is intended as a guide to the general job responsibilities and is not inclusive of every duty the employee is expected to perform.

 

MOPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


   

   

Pardon our dust, exhibition installation currently underway for Point/Counterpoint until Nov 4. Galleries are partially open.