Exhibit Design and Construction / Artist Positions







Exhibits Designer
City of Farmington
Farmington, New Mexico, USA


Please apply at www.cofjobs.com to be considered for this position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Works under the administrative guidance and direction of the Museum Director.

Responsible for the conceptual design, construction, installation and maintenance of all permanent, temporary and traveling exhibits for the museum system.

Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public.

Works as member of the exhibit development team in the long range planning of exhibits, content and concepts for museum system.

Oversees daily maintenance and operation of exhibits.

Fabricates exhibit components or oversees fabrication work with outside designers and fabricators as assigned to insure a quality product; coordinates with other city departments including parks and recreation and building maintenance for fabrication work.

Coordinates and schedules project tasks that must be performed by other divisions within the city and subcontractors outside the city.

Assists with and designs all visual aspects in museum system including but not limited to: exhibits, river interpretive signage, directional/informational signage, store merchandise, displays, marketing/ advertising displays, visitor information booth, etc.

Maintains a complete inventory of all department tools, exhibits and equipment; oversees exhibit shops and maintains exhibit furniture and cases.

Purchases and maintains exhibit supplies and materials.

Assists with the repair of office equipment, furnishings, fabrication, materials and general maintenance of museum facilities.

Assists in all areas of museum operations at any of the museum facilities. Participates in special events and openings, programs and receptions, etc.

Assists with the development of grant proposals and other revenue generating projects.

Communicates with purchasing staff in obtaining quotes and/or bids for materials and services needed to complete assigned projects.

Ensures that projects remain within allotted time frames and projected budget schedules and reports any deviation of this schedule.

Works as an administrative staff member to assist with various museum/city wide special events such as Riverfest, Freedom Days, Totah Festival, etc.

Required to perform shift work in a rotation of days and evenings, including weekends and holidays.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.

Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position is subject to the City’s Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Program. This includes: pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return-to-duty testing, and follow-up testing.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in design or museum studies or other relevant field of study and a minimum of three years experience working in a museum with a background in designing, fabricating, installing and managing, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Valid New Mexico driver’s license with acceptable driving record for the past three years or state of current residency.

Ability to organize, direct, and manage activities and projects, work independently and demonstrate good judgement.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing, and electronically. Ability to understand and carry out written and verbal instructions.

Knowledge of drafting practices, project management skills, and exhibit fabrication standards and resources. Ability to identify and resolve problems. Must possess an understanding of the application of the American’s with Disabilities Act. Ability to transfer ideas into blueprints.

Ability to work with hand and power tools safely.

Knowledge of computer hardware and software in communications, design and fabrication, and exhibit components.

Ability to interact effectively with a variety of personnel at different levels of responsibility.

Ability and initiative to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, volunteers, supervisors, other City personnel and the public.

Ability to work a varied schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Motorized vehicles and equipment including trucks, utility truck, saws, compressors, sanders, generators, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, radio, phone, computer, lifts, etc.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is required to perform shift work in a rotation of days and evenings including weekends and holidays.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hand to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; employee is occasionally required to smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are performed in a combination of museum, retail and shop environments both inside and outside in weather conditions. Facilities may expose employee to high noise, heat, cold, electrical exposure, sharp instruments, moving mechanical parts, vibrations, temperature changes, unpredictable ventilation, dust and other airborne particles, paint and other fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals, and physical obstacles. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Please reference museum-employment.com when applying for this job.
This job posted by MERC from June 19 through July 17.







Museum Preparator III
Stanford University
Stanford, California, USA

Job Number: 75177

100% FTE

2 year fixed term

OVERVIEW:

The Cantor Arts Center is a vital and dynamic institution with a venerable history. Founded in 1891 with the university, the historic museum was expanded and renamed in 1999 for lead donors Iris and B. Gerald Cantor. The Cantor's encyclopedic collection spans 5,000 years, includes over 40,000 works of art and beckons visitors to travel around the world and through time: from Africa to the Americas to Asia, from classical to contemporary. With 24 galleries presenting selections from the collection and more than 20 special exhibitions each year, the Cantor serves Stanford's academic community, draws art lovers from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and attracts campus visitors from around the world. Free admission, free tours, lectures, family activities, plus changing exhibitions make the Cantor one of the most well-attended university art museums in the country and an invaluable resource for teaching and research on campus.

JOB PURPOSE:

The Museum Preparator III is a senior, expert-level position, working under minimal direction of the Exhibitions Registrar/Head of Preparation who makes the general work assignments. Employees in this classification perform a larger variety of duties than those expected of the Preparator II level.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit.

The duties listed under the Core Duties section are designed to provide a representative sampling of key tasks and/or responsibilities associated with the job. They are not intended to be a complete list of all the duties performed by employees in the classification.

CORE DUTIES:

The Preparator III responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Serves as Lead Preparator and installation coordinator on the largest and most complex exhibitions and gallery reinstallations including active participation in the design, coordination, and implementation of exhibitions using a high level of organization, communication and time management skills.
  • Designs and fabricates custom mounts and exhibition furniture.
  • Works in galleries as part of the installation team for exhibitions and rotations including installation of digital media and multimedia and electronics (film, computer, audio video).
  • Performs gallery lighting design, with knowledge of LED lighting, re-lamping and exposure settings specific to object requirements.
  • Assists with producing and installing didactic materials, including wall labels, graphic panels, and cut vinyl signage.
  • Designs and fabricates custom storage housing for long-term storage at CAC.
  • Packs and transports art objects to and from lenders and donors.
  • Assists with receiving exhibition shipments and with the unpacking and repacking.
  • Helps maintain tools, equipment, shop spaces and art storage
  • May assist with framing and unframing works of art
  • Transmits instructions and specifications received from supervisor to workers; advise supervisor of work progress.
  • Explains tasks to workers; Inspects work for conformance with specifications. Guide and assist other Preparators as needed.
  • May solicit quotes, review estimates and select vendors.
  • Ensure that safety rules are followed.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience:

B.A. degree preferred with a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in a museum setting with a permanent collection.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated proficiency of handling valuable works of art in a wide variety of media including but not limited to paintings, bronze, ceramic, glass, metals, mixed media, textiles, works on paper, contemporary art and new media.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in installation of exhibitions and layout and lighting design. Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects and ability to operate genie lifts, forklifts, pallet jacks, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience with installation coordination of large, complex exhibitions and gallery reinstallations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency of practices and methods in mountmaking including earthquake mitigation and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge with initiative and judgment, concern for detail, accuracy, and neat execution of work.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge of shop equipment and ability to effectively perform various skilled and semi-skilled tasks, including woodworking, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools. Experience framing, sheetrocking, taping and painting walls.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe and archival storage materials and techniques for loaned and museum collection objects.
  • Demonstrated ability to install and troubleshoot a variety of digital media equipment (film, computer, audio, video).
  • Demonstrated ability to produce and install wall labels, graphic panels, and cut vinyl signage.
  • Demonstrated experience with gallery lighting, lighting design and ability to determine light exposure settings specific to the needs of an exhibition or to a given object.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with supervisor, designer, museum staff, students, volunteers
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Ability to accurately perform measurements and hang art to specifications.
  • Demonstrated ability in the design and fabrication of custom storage housing and knowledge of archival-quality materials.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of safe and proper handling methods.
  • Demonstrated experience with shop equipment and ability to perform various skilled tasks including wood, metal and plastic working, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools.
  • Demonstrated high level of design and implementation of a variety of mount and display solutions. Knowledge of practices and methods in mount making including earthquake mitigation and various materials safe for use with art objects such as wood, paper, fabrics, plastics, metals, mechanical, paints and adhesives.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with supervisor, designer, faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and general public.
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently.
  • High level of organization, communication and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate large and complex installations, solving the most difficult challenges.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with design and database programs
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply the University's commitment to a respectful workplace including, but not limited to, Affirmative Action, diversity and a workplace free of sexual harassment as it applies to their work group.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Non-commercial Driver's License and drive night and day.
  • Constantly stand/walk, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally sit, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, twist/bend/stoop/squat, light/fine grasping (files, tools), grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or parts, scrub/sweep/mop/mix, operate foot and/or hand controls, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11 to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl.
  • Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects (must be able to lift 50 lbs).
  • Ability to operate scissor lift, pump lift cart and pallet jack.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • May be required to work overtime, evenings and weekends, including holidays.
  • May be exposed to lead, paint, and/or acetone.
  • May work at heights up to 10 feet.
  • May be exposed to noise greater than 80db TWA.
  • May use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as appropriate.
WORK STANDARDS:
  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/
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Job: Museum

Location: School of Humanities and Sciences

Schedule: Full-time

Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/1025391

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This job posted by MERC from June 9 through September 8.







Preparator
The Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA


REPORTS TO: Head Preparator

SUPERVISES: No one

SPECIFICATIONS: High school diploma required, at least 1-2 years’ experience in exhibit installation and preparation preferred; knowledge of fine arts, artistic materials and exhibit construction desired. Job requires good communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to lift heavy objects.

JOB PURPOSE: To provide for the safe handling, storage, movement, and installation of all types of works of art.

DUTIES/WORK PERFORMED:

Responsibilities:
  • Install works of art in galleries as required for all permanent and temporary exhibitions and gallery rotations at the Museum, working with Curators, Conservators, Engineers, Designers, and Cabinetmakers
  • Move art objects, including their mounts, lifts, pedestals, vitrines, etc. within the Museum building under the direction of the Head Preparator and/or the Registration Staff for the purposes of gallery installations, acquisition meetings, packing and shipping, photography, and other events as assigned.
  • See that works of art are properly placed in storage and that accurate locations for all art movement are reported.
  • Ensure that platforms, pedestals, casework, and works of art on display in the Museum’s galleries are dusted on a regular basis.
  • Assist in the pick-up and delivery of art objects outside the Museum, and with the installation of objects in private homes of donors and lenders.
  • Wrap and pack art objects for storage or shipment Pack exhibition furniture for storage and transport to and from warehouse location.
  • Organize material in off-site storage and assist registration staff in keeping accurate locations of this material as well as existing crates and other packing containers.
  • Prepare exhibition furniture for display by ensuring that pedestals/ casework are properly covered using conservation approved materials to help in the long-term preservation of works of art.
  • Develop familiarity with the collection and assistant registrations staff in recording specialized handling or installation needs for various works of art
  • Assist in the continued development and improvement of current installation procedures
  • Assist Head Preparator in planning and implementing upcoming work assignments; also helps to make sure that workspaces are well organized and also well supplied.
  • May be responsible for installation projects as assigned by the Head Preparator
  • May serve as team leader in the absence of the Head Preparator
  • Special projects as assigned.
Must apply online at www.slam.org/careers

The above statements of this job description describe the general duties and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They do not claim to describe all of the functions of this position. Employees may be assigned other duties and the essential functions may change or be changed from time to time.

THE SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Title Revised: 10/2006

Rev. 8-2014

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This job posted by MERC from April 14 through July 14.



The last update to this page was 6-19-17.