Careers   ·  August 1, 2017

Temporary Exhibition Preparator

Job Summary:

Assist with museum-quality art handling related to installation and de-installation of exhibitions. This includes art handling; displaying fine art objects; patching and painting walls; the fabrication of exhibition components; and implementing display designs.

Essential Functions:

  • Move artwork (big/small/heavy/light) and crates, assist with art packing/unpacking.
  • Install artwork on gallery walls.
  • 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.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • A minimum of one year of museum or gallery experience preferred.
  • Experience hanging art with various hanging systems.
  • Ability to follow direction and work closely with a team.
  • Manual dexterity required to operate tools and equipment associated with electrical, woodworking, general/minor construction.
  • Ability to carry out physical maneuvers which include lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling up to 25-50 lbs.
  • Ability to kneel, crawl, climb, balance, stoop, crouch and reach for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work on ladders: 15-20+ feet.
  • Prior experience working with paint, paint fumes and chemical fumes associated with common industrial supplies.
  • 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 is a plus.

Installation work is seasonal. Dates for MOPA’s upcoming installation is below:

March, 28 – April 9, 2021

May 16 – May 21, 2021

Hours may vary and do include some evening and weekends.

Hourly Rate: $15-$17

There is a possibility for some additional shifts throughout the year, as needed.

Email noble@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/AA.



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