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Art Preparator

  • April 03, 2019 1:19 PM
    Message # 7258882

    Reports to: Registrar

    Employment Category: Full-time, non-exempt

    Summary: The Everson Museum of Art seeks a highly skilled Art Preparator to join the Collection/Exhibition department. The successful candidate will be trained in museum/art handling best practices, have an eye for detail, be a creative problem-solver, and have the ability to make the most from limited resources. Reporting to the Registrar, the Preparator works closely with the Museum’s Collection and Facilities staff. The Preparator is an important team member, responsible for the well-being and care of the Museum’s collection and exhibitions.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Prepare objects for display and storage
    • Work closely with Curators and Registrar on exhibition development, planning, design, object security, packing, and storage
    • Fabricate exhibition mounts, furniture and crates and walls as needed
    • Assist in gallery installation and deinstallation, and lighting
    • Manage and monitor the daily condition and appearance of exhibition installations and permanent collection galleries
    • Work with the Registrar to coordinate and pack of outgoing loans
    • Keep up to date on new technologies, tools, and archival materials
    • Manage all supplies, order inventory as needed (includes standard archival materials, and special materials as needed)


    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and 3 years of art handling experience
    • Significant experience with and understanding of best museum practices in art handling and installation
    • Must have strong carpentry skills
    • Knowledge of museum lighting is desired
    • Builds consensus through collaboration, listens and responds appropriately to others, and asks questions and offers input for positive results
    • Adapts behavior and work methods, as needed, in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles
    • Effectively handles multiple demands, shifting priorities, and rapid change
    • Effective communicator to a wide variety of individuals via email, phone, and in person
    • Experience with project management, managing others, and working collaboratively with in-

       house staff as well as contractors

    For optimal consideration, please submit resume and cover letter by May 10, 2019. 

    Submit a letter of application, resume, and references to everson@everson.org. Those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

    Salary Range:  $16.00– 20.00/hour 

    Compensation package includes a competitive benefits program including health, dental, life, vacation, and 403(b) program.  The Everson Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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