The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is seeking skilled artisans that excel in an exceedingly deadline-driven workplace to join the Exhibitions Design and Production Department.
These are non-exempt positions without benefits, scheduled to work approximately 27 hours per week on average and up to 1,450 hours annually (May 1 – April 30).
Museum Exhibit Preparators have considerable knowledge of museum exhibit fabrication and installation, working knowledge of furniture design and construction, a wide range of carpentry and cabinet making skills and some knowledge of art conservation principles. Successful candidates are highly skilled in the operation of carpentry shop tools and other fabrication equipment. Assigned tasks are often under tight deadlines. Preparators frequently adapt to last minute changes.