Exhibition Preparator

The Newark Museum

The Exhibition Preparator will be responsible for taking the lead role in exhibition installations, directing part-time installation staff, maintaining display lighting and exhibitions equipment in gallery spaces and, where applicable, creating object display mounts.

Responsibilities
  • Serve as the lead installer during exhibition set-ups and rotations and perform casework and art installations.

  • Fabricate and install small exhibition fixtures, furniture and graphics to meet deadlines. Install, maintain and replace lighting, multimedia, hands-on and mechanical interactive components as needed.

  • Perform rounds maintain consistent quality presentation in the museum’s galleries and notify appropriate personnel when needed.

  • Instruct and monitor part-time and temporary exhibition installation staff in applicable gallery and object handling policies as well as in the safe use of tools, motorized lifts, ladders, etc.

  • Perform gallery prep using knowledge of best practices to ensure the safety of the collections, staff and public.

  • Print and install replacement labels and event signage.

  • Coordinate site logistics of exhibition projects with the Exhibitions Designers, Registrars, Curatorial and Facilities Departments in the preparation, installation and interdepartmental transfer of equipment and artwork.

  • Oversee Exhibition storage and work areas as well as maintain the stock of supplies.

  • Create museum-quality installation mounts for various types of objects

  • Travel occasionally to facilitate offsite installation of traveling shows.

Requirements
  • Proven ability to work on complex projects and lead an installation crew

  • Minimum of 3 years installation experience in a gallery or museum

  • Advanced knowledge of art preparation techniques, practices and principles

  • Advanced knowledge of materials, fabrication techniques, construction and carpentry

  • Experience in installing and maintaining a variety of multimedia equipment

  • Experienced in the use of powered lifts and ladders in galleries as well in approved methods for the safe handling of various types of Museum collection objects.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit resume and letter of interest to:

Human Resources

Newark Museum

49 Washington Street

Newark, NJ 07102

Fax: 973.642.0459

Email: humanresources@newarkmuseum.org

The Newark Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we can only contact those candidates whose qualifications meet the requirements of this position.

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Posted on February 1