Careers   ·  July 24, 2018

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 are below:
February 17, 2019 – March 5, 2019

Hours may vary and do include some evening and weekends.
Hourly Rate: $13-$15

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

Email noble@mopa.org with your statement of interest and resume.

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting
  • Grasping
  • Walking
  • Bending/stooping
  • Kneeling
  • Reaching outward
  • Pushing/pulling
    • Usual amount 15 lbs (estimate)
    • Max amount 60 lbs (estimate)
  • Squatting/crouching
  • Manual dexterity
  • Crawling
  • Lifting
    • Usual amount 15 lbs (estimate)
    • Max amount 40 lbs (estimate)
  • Balancing
  • Standing
  • Driving
  • Carrying
    • Usual amount 10 lbs (estimate)
    • Max amount 20 lbs (estimate)
  • Climbing
  • Reaching Above Shoulder

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.