Lead Preparator

Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville

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MOCA Jacksonville seeks a qualified Lead Preparator for the installation and maintenance of exhibits, art collection and workshops.

Anticipated Start Date Inmediate. Salary $36,000/yr to negotiable. Generous Benefit Package.


Typical Responsibilities include


  • -Execution and managing of construction of installations and exhibition displays.

  • -Reception, unloading, unpacking and packing works of art.

  • -Developing exhibition design and associated renderings.

    • Designs and installs special configurations/pedestals for gallery display.
  • -Project Management and Installation Calendar planning and implementation

Departmental Responsibilities:

  • -Works with Registrar under supervision of the Curator to develop and enforce departmental procedures relating to proper art handling methods according to standard best museum practices.

  • -Maintains inventory of curatorial supplies and updates digital records for permanent collection inventory.

  • -Maintains gallery spaces, art storage areas and workshop areas.

  • -During a declared emergency, this position may be required to perform specific job related duties at a designated off-site location or place of residence.


  • -Supervises installation team of up to four seasonal art installers and student assistants.

  • -Responsible for scheduling and maintaining temporary labor pool to consistently meet needs of department throughout the season.

  • -Detail oriented, thorough, and knowledgeable of up-to-date museum art handling and packing standards.

  • -Interpersonal and communication skills;

  • -Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • -Excellent planning and organizational skills, time and project management.

  • -Ability to supervise personnel effectively and collaborate and work as a team under pressure to meet tight deadlines.

  • -Ability to lift 100 lbs, work on high lifts and safely operate power tools. –General knowledge of construction methods and good painting and light carpentry skills.

  • -Ability to represent the museum with a high degree of professionalism and discretion when dealing with artists and various stakeholder groups such as lenders, donors, trustees, etc.

  • -Computer literacy ─ proficiency with Microsoft Office and Excel required. Familiarity with SketchUp or other 3D design software a plus. –OSHA Compliant Aerial Lift Certification acquirement will be necessary once hired.

  • -Valid Driver’s License

How to Apply

MOCA Jacksonville is dedicated to promoting the discovery, knowledge and advancement of the art, artists and ideas of our time. We are affiliated with the University of North Florida. To apply, please go to

Quicklink https://www.unfjobs.org/postings/23490

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Posted on May 17