Art Preparator/Assistant Registrar

Kohn Gallery

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Kohn Gallery seeks a skilled professional for the position of Art Preparator/Assistant Registrar. The successful candidate will implement installations of exhibitions, maintain gallery facilities, manage gallery art storage and assist with the registrar duties.

  • Supervise onsite installation crews and temporary art handling staff.

  • Execute and/or manage construction of installations, exhibition furniture and displays, and all outside contractors while they are onsite.

  • Work under the direction of the gallery Directors on routine maintenance of gallery building (cleaning, light replacement, paint touch-up, etc.)

  • Work with the gallery staff on the scheduling, receipt, packing, art-handling, and crating.

  • Assist with registrar duties (including updating ArtBase, condition reports, shipping receipts as needed).

  • Responsible for the technical aspects of AV setups (including production, equipment and software purchasing, installation and planning.)

  • Research individual artist projects regarding execution and installation.

  • Maintain inventory of artworks, tools, and packing supplies.

  • Maintain clean and organized art storage.

  • Maintain facilities outside and inside (power wash, graffiti removal, skylight covering, scissor lift maintenance, hvac air filter replacement, sprinter van upkeep) and develop routine maintenance plans.

  • Carry out regular art handling duties for the gallery.

  • Occasional assistance with the coordination of, packing, handling, and installation of artwork from the gallery at off-site locations, including driving the gallery sprinter for deliveries and pick-ups.

  • Other duties as needed and required.


BFA/BA in Art, or a related field; previous experience in museum/gallery art handling, installations, and preparation; Required to lift 75 pounds, safely operate power tools, and operate gallery scissor lift; Must be detail oriented and be knowledgeable of up-to-date art handling and packing standards. Must be excellent at working independently, often in high pressure situations and under tight deadlines. Experience with ArtBase, Adobe Photoshop and Google Sketch-Up a plus. We are looking for a professional, flexible, hard working, team player with a passion for the arts

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates, please send cover letter and résumé via email, with the subject line “Art Preparator/Assistant Registrar,” to Director Karl Puchlik, Only qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Posted on January 13