The AGA is seeking a full time Lead Preparator. Reporting to the Exhibitions Manager, the Lead Preparator will provide technical assistance for the production, presentation, preparation and maintenance of all AGA exhibitions; and for the care and maintenance of the AGA’s permanent collection. The Lead Preparator coordinates production assistance to curatorial staff, exhibiting artists and visiting curators. Administrative responsibilities include supervision of the Preparator staff.
Specific responsibilities include:
Handling and preparation of works of art to professional museums standards
Constructing crates and gallery display fixtures
Preparing exhibition spaces including wall building, painting, lighting, etc
Installing of vinyl signage
Providing audiovisual support
Providing assistance to exhibiting artists and visiting curators
Assisting in the development of production plans for upcoming exhibitions and collection maintence and lead in their implementation
Hire, train schedule and supervising of full time and part time Preparator staff
Maintaining the gallery and collection facility work spaces
Delivering, picking up and moving materials and/or works of art
Experience working in a public art gallery, museum or related field
Experience handling and installing various works of art
Strong organizational and problem solving skills with attention to detail
Ability to work under general direction and within a team environment
Valid driver’s license
Ability to perform physical work associated with preparation of exhibits
Capacity to adapt behavior and work methods, as needed, in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles
Preferred Knowledge and Skills
A university or college degree in related field
Experience matting and framing
Strong carpentry skills & experience with tool maintence
Forklift, Aerial Work Platform, and/or Fall Arrest certification
This is a full-time position commencing January 3, 2022. Salary is commensurate with experience.
The Art Gallery of Alberta:
The AGA is committed to promoting diversity and representativeness within our organization. We strive to provide and maintain a fair and equitable environment for all by valuing and respecting individual differences for our enrichment and that of the community we serve.
The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi / Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Metis peoples who make Edmonton their home today.
Please submit cover letter and resume by mail or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: November 30, 2022
Attn: Sara McKarney, Exhibitions Manager
Art Gallery of Alberta
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1
The Art Gallery of Alberta is an equal opportunity employer serving diverse communities. We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.