The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks a qualified Lead Preparator for Lighting. Reporting to the Head of Preparations, the Lead Preparator is responsible for all gallery lighting of muesum exhibitions and permanent collection, oversees scheduling and maintenance of all lighting, louver, and gallery shade operations, and maintains lighting fixtures, equipment, and inventories of lamps and accessories. The Lead Preparator suprvises a Preparator whose time is split between installation and gallery lighting.
Oversees lighting and louver computer operating systems including data input
Oversees lighting installations for changing exhibitions and permanent collection galleries
Ensures that the overall appearance of gallery lighting meets required standards
Ensures the overall appearance of gallery lighting meets required light levels and restrictions
Ensures the gallery and showcase lighting are functional
Ensures the skylight louver and shade systems are functional
Maintains lighting equipment, lamp, and accessory inventories
Maintains daily gallery lighting schedules and special event scheduling
Design custom lighting solutions as needed
Fabricate prototypes as needed
Supervise and train one preparator to assist and maintain gallery lighting
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
Builds consensus through collaboration, listens and responds appropriately to others, and asks questions and offers input for positive results
6+ years related experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
License to operate a variety of lifts, vehicles and forklifts
Basic knowledge of electricity and electrical safety
Advanced skills in the use of power tools, wood/metal shop machinery, and lifting apparatuses
Expert knowledge of best practices for art object handling and movement, installation, packing and crating
Competent in woodworking, cabinetry, metalworking, plastics, painting or decorative finishes, and general construction
Demonstrated ability to express thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing
Targeted Hiring Range
- $32.18 - $41.84 Hourly
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