Responsible for daily maintenance and cleaning of galleries and exhibit areas. Performs daily inspections of galleries, ensuring the cleanliness of casework, continued safety of navigating the galleries, and working lighting and signage.
Under supervision of the Collections Manager and the Antiquities Manager, assists with the careful installation, removal, retrieval, packaging, and transportation of artifacts for exhibits and loans.
Prepares artifacts for shipping. Participates with developing the appropriate means of packing and crating for each artifact in conjunction with primary Collections Staff. Fabricates exhibit components and shipping crates.
In partnership with primary Collections staff, develops appropriate mounting solutions to safely secure and best display artifacts for exhibits. Uses tools and special equipment to construct and prepare crates, mounts, mats and frames, exhibit cases, pedestals, and other exhibit furniture.
Conducts annual University Property inventory, as required by Office of Procurement
Coordinates services and repairs and may co-serve as Building Mayor, within University Facilities Management system.
Undertakes carpentry/wood cutting and building for educational projects. Reads and drafts basic construction, floorplan, and fabrication drawings. Uses and cares for hand and power tools
Under supervision of primary Collections staff, monitors climate of assigned buildings. Collects data, generates reports, and tracks appropriate temperatures and moisture levels in assigned buildings.
In conjunction with primary Collections staff participates in the decision making process of how best to illuminate exhibitions and light artifacts while on display, and makes adjustments to the appropriate light fixtures as needed.
Manages and monitors exhibition and casework lighting in conformance to established best practices and conservation standards. Utilizes handheld luminance meters.
Trains and oversees the work of student workers when assigned.
Participates as a primary member and frontline responder within the Museum’s Disaster Preparedness and Response team.
Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.
These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.
Maintains Museum building interior and exterior, surrounding landscape, and Historic Houses.
Assists with installation, mounting, framing, packing, and transport of permanent collections, and objects on loan.
Maintains organization of Carpentry Shop and Loading Dock areas.
Performs tool and equipment maintenance, and completes light construction projects