Phoenix Art Museum

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Phoenix Art Museum is looking for a Preparator to carry out assignments to implement plans for exhibition of art, and assist in minor construction and building repairs.



  1. Safely and properly unload, uncrate, store, install, remove, crate, load and ship works of art.

  2. Prepare galleries for exhibitions of art, including construction of temporary walls, pedestals, tables, cases and special props, as well as painting.

  3. Construct cases, shelves, tables, etc. for other Museum areas, such as the Museum store, offices and storage locations. Remodel, paint and perform other projects and repairs throughout the Museum, as assigned.

  4. Replace light bulbs throughout the Museum and properly light exhibition areas.

  5. Take precautions to assure personal safety and the safety of the works of art.



  1. High school diploma or equivalent.

  2. Minimum of two years’ experience in general carpentry, including use of hand and power tools.

Knowledge of:

  1. Museum or gallery painting and installation preferred

  2. Safe and proper handling, packing, and crating of art objects preferred.

Skill and ability to:

  1. Use hand and power tools, pneumatic equipment proficiently.

  2. Prioritize and accomplish multiple projects concurrently.

  3. Follow through independently on routine responsibilities.

  4. Work effectively with a wide variety of Museum supporters, visitors, volunteers and staff.

How to Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements with job code PAM-PREP to

** Incomplete submissions may not be accepted **

Job Status: Regular, full-time, non-exempt


All employees of Phoenix Art Museum are required to be fully vaccinated as a term and condition of employment in accordance with the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard.

Posted on January 13