Title: Gallery Technician
Status: Part-time/Overtime eligible (Non-Exempt)
Work Schedule:Total number of scheduled hours per week varies based on need. Employee’s schedule will be a combination of weekdays, Saturdays and some Sundays. Evening hours maybe required.
Travel: 0 – 10%
The Gallery Assistant will assist Conservation Technicians in care and maintenance of Museum collection and historic Mansion.
Key Job Elements:
- Assist with installation of collections and exhibition objects.
- Assist with all display and gallery lighting.
- Assist with packing and unpacking crates.
- Assist with archival matting and framing.
- Assist with packing and transportation of artwork in local area, including driving transportation vans/trucks.
- Assist in procuring materials, monitoring inventories of materials and supplies.
- Clean objects, such as paper, textiles, wood, metal, glass, rock, pottery, and furniture, using cleansers, solvents, soap solutions, and polishes.
- Install, arrange, assemble, and prepare objects for exhibition, ensuring the objects’ safety, reporting their status and condition, and identifying and correcting any problems with the set-up.
- Prepare objects for storage and shipping.
- Photograph objects for documentation.
- Takes work direction from Conservation Technicians.
- Interacts with various levels of Staff, and Volunteers.
- Bachelor of Arts degree in Art, Art History, or closely related field from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university.
- One year of related experience preparing museum exhibits and proven understanding of proper art handling and maintenance of museum objects.
- Database management experience.
- Basic knowledge of artist’s materials and the equipment, techniques used in Museum practices.
- Ability to use various hand tools including fork and scissor lifts.
- Solid writing and speaking ability and strong interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated time management skills and detail-orientation.
- Access and employ job related computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office, Donor Perfect) at an effective proficiency level.
- Works independently with moderate supervision.
- Ability to follow specific instructions and to work effectively with curatorial staff.
- Good judgment and flexibility.
- Ability to read and follow diagrams and schematics.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual who with or without reasonable accommodation can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about their work area, between buildings and the campus grounds, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted.