Exhibitions Technician

Henry Art Gallery

The Exhibition Technician reports to the Exhibition Designer & Head Preparator and works closely with other staff towards the successful development, installation, and maintenance of Henry-supported exhibitions. The person in this role may liaise with artists and their representatives, as well as certain contractors. This person will regularly handle artwork, and should have a working knowledge of best practices as they relate to the handling and storage of a variety of art objects.

Responsibilities

SCHEDULE: 36 hours per week, Tuesday - Friday

REPORTS TO: Exhibition Designer & Head Preparator

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist in the research, preparation, installation, and de-installation of objects for exhibitions, including matting and framing, construction of mounts and audio visual technologies

  • Assist in construction of housing for art objects

  • Assist in the processes of proper art handling methods, and art storage practices

  • Assists in exhibition maintenance, including scheduled cleanings of art objects, display components and furniture, and replacing lighting as required

  • Performs additional duties as assigned

This position frequently lifts or otherwise handles large and sometimes heavy objects, operates construction tools, and may operate heavy machinery.

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Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

  • Demonstrated experience (typically a minimum of 2 years) handling art, preferably in a museum setting

  • Ability to read and follow diagrams and schematics

  • Must be able to work collaboratively within a team; work independently when given a task

  • Must be flexible, detail-oriented, with excellent communication skills

  • Experience with handling, installing, and mounting a variety of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art objects

Desired

  • Experience in the safe operation and maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools, hydraulic lifts, fork and scissor lifts

  • Experience with or willingness to learn installation of A/V or new media artworks

  • Knowledge of installation materials and techniques and fine art packing

  • Experience in the safe operation and maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools, hydraulic lifts, and fork and scissor lifts

  • Basic woodworking skills

How to Apply

Diverse backgrounds make us stronger. We highly encourage Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQ+, and individuals of all abilities to apply.

APPLY: Please submit a resume and cover letter to opportunities@henryart.org. Your materials combined into one PDF is preferred. Applications received by May 31, 2024 will be considered first. No phone calls please.

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Posted on May 23