The On-Call Gallery Preparator works under the supervision of Gallery staff on the installation and de-installation of exhibitions on an as-needed basis. This position is responsible for the safe handling and installation of artwork, construction/preparation of exhibition furniture, painting and maintenance of gallery walls, audio/video equipment set-up, and other duties as directed by Gallery staff. The work schedule ranges from 5 to 15 days per exhibition (approximately 40 to 120 work hours) which may occur three to four times per year. Occasional weekend and/or evening hours may be required. Exhibitions may be located on or off campus. This position reports directly to a Gallery staff member.
•Installs and de-installs exhibitions as assigned and as-needed by Gallery staff. Follows Gallery staff instructions to ensure safe-handling of art objects.
•Handles artwork in a proper and careful manner. Installs/de-installs, unpacks/repacks artwork as directed.
•Sets up and strikes audio and/or video equipment.
•Prepares gallery for exhibitions. Repairs, paints, and maintains gallery walls. Repairs and maintains gallery floor.
•Constructs temporary walls, pedestals, and other display furniture as needed.
•Completes condition reports for incoming and outgoing artwork. Documents and reports all defects and/or signs of deterioration to Gallery staff.
•Keeps tools and supplies clean and organized.
•Performs other related duties as assigned.
•High school diploma required.
•Valid driver’s license required.
•Must have some experience handling, installing, packing artwork. Acceptable experience includes personal artwork production; museum or gallery employment, internship, or volunteer work; employment with packing/crating/transport company.
•Must be knowledgeable in basic carpentry, woodworking skills, and/or experience using hand tools and wood shop equipment.
•Must have general knowledge of wall building, drywall finishing, and painting.
•Must be able to complete physically demanding tasks, climb ladders, and lift and carry objects weighing 30 pounds.
•Must be able to work independently with little or sporadic supervision.
Interested candidates must apply via Otis’ website at https://otis.simplehire.com to be considered for the position.
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