Work with Director and Associate Director to facilitate the installation and de-installation of exhibitions and packing and shipping of loans. Meet regularly with Associate Director and Registrars to compile an ongoing work schedule.
Install and deinstall permanent collection and temporary exhibitions as needed. Under the direction of the Associate Director of Exhibitions, in conjunction with the Director of Exhibitions & collections and Chief Curator, moves, hangs, and positions exhibition casework and works of art of varying sizes, media, and fragility in such fashion as to ensure maximum security and safety. Assists with fabricating or finishing items needed for installation, including plinths, pedestals, cleats, hanging brackets, risers, cable hangers, temporary walls or dividers, frames, and crates. Promptly informs supervisor and registrar regarding objects with condition concerns or of damaged objects, and follows collections management documentation procedures. Install and adjust fixtures to light works of art using ladder or scissor lift; replace fixtures as needed.
Takes care to stow objects efficiently. Supports, stabilizes, and covers artworks on carts, tables, shelves, and pallets. Ensures location changes are recorded and provided to registrar. Prepares works of art to be examined by Conservators.
Print, mount, and install computer-generated labels. Mounts, attaches hanging hardware, and installs exhibition signage and labels inside museum.
Mat and un-mat, and frame and un-frame works of art on paper. Stretch and frame paintings; attach backing boards. Construct or repair frames as necessary. If candidate has little to no experience with matting and framing, on-the-job training is available.
Construct standard boxes, cartons, and crates for shipping as directed by Associate Director of Exhibitions. Wraps and pads works of art with paper, plastic, foam, or other materials as directed to protect against vibration, moisture, or impact; shapes and contours internal packing to ensure proper support during movement. Places art works in boxes, containers, or crates manually or using hoist. Responsible for securing containers with screws, bolts, tape, nails, or metal bands, and moving to receiving dock.
Load and unload art and archives shipment trucks. Potentially assist in delivery and pickup of off-site materials at museum storage facility.
Track locations of art collection objects and communicate this information to Registrar and Associate Director of Exhibitions.
Responsible for operation of workshop; maintain equipment and tools in a safe and sound operating condition; make minor repairs as necessary. With Associate Director of Exhibitions, order and stock installation and packing supplies to allow for the timely and efficient completion of tasks. Responsible for maintaining safe, clean, and orderly work and supply storage areas on a daily basis.
Provide Associate Director of Exhibitions with information relating to upcoming purchases and expenditures.