Education and Experience:
5+ years in a management or supervisory role.
7+ years of art handling experience in a museum with increasingly higher level of responsibility, leadership, and team management.
Bachelor’s degree preferred with a concentration in museum studies, studio art, or similar area.
Proven excellence in showing creativity, aesthetic sensibility, ingenuity, and problem-solving.
Proficiency in handling a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, textiles, works-on-paper, furniture, ceramics, metalwork, glass, jewelry, stone, film, video, digital imagery, and time-based media, as well as knowledge of the exhibition furniture required to display and support such art.
Previous experience working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a high level of attention to accuracy and detail.
Previous experience being trained on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) approved safety equipment such as respirators and protective clothing.
Flexibility to work a variable schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays. A commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.
A valid Pennsylvania driver’s license is required.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to provide critical thought for long-range planning.
Meets deadlines and works well under pressure.
Excellent communication and time-management skills and proven success in organizing, leading, and managing staff, working with living artists, and collaborating with colleagues across departments.
Ability to clearly communicate problems to a supervisor.
Experience reading construction drawings and architectural and design plans required.
Expert knowledge of appropriate care, handling, and storage for a wide range of materials, as well as policies and regulations regarding workplace safety.
Knowledgeable of museum best practice and standards set by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and experience with collections management systems is required.
Proficiency in project management systems, such as Asana, strongly preferred.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to use diverse hand and power tools (including cabinet and shop equipment of varying sizes and complexity), moving van, hydraulic lifts, dollies, etc. Must have good dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and ability to climb and to work on ladders for extended periods of time; to reach works of art above shoulder level; to lift heavy objects (up to 50lbs); and to stand or to walk for an eight-hour work day.