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Location: San Francisco 151 3rd Street San Francisco CA 94103 USA

Industry: 0-2 years

Department: Exhibitions
Work Hours: On Call
Experience: Other

Date Posted: 09 May 2019

Valid Through: 23 May 2019 23:55

Art transforms lives. It provokes us to think, to express, to explore our own creativity, to envision new possibilities. SFMOMA expanded the museum to provide a better experience for our visitors and a better home for our expanding collections, including the SFMOMA collection and the Fisher Collection, one of the finest collections of contemporary art in the world. The new SFMOMA, designed in collaboration with the architecture firm Snøhetta, opened May 14th 2016. With this project, we are transforming not just the museum's physical presence, but also our contributions to the community, enhancing SFMOMA's role as a place for learning, inspiration, and interaction for visitors from the Bay Area and beyond. We are making SFMOMA a magnet for contemporary art and for the audiences who will engage with it.

Under direct supervision, and exhibiting industry 'best practices' as well as institutional standards, the Museum Preparator I is responsible for various duties related to the preparation, handling and care of artworks pertaining to SFMOMA's Collection and Exhibitions Programs.

These duties fall under three distinct areas: installation, frame shop and fabrication shop.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare, hang, install and de-install works of art utilizing proper handling and security techniques.
  • Paint and / or construct walls, pedestals, boxes, fixtures, and other finished structures related to the installation and display of exhibitions and works of art.
  • Work effectively in a team structure and actively contribute to the sense of teamwork within the department. Act as representative of the institution to new members of the department.
  • Load and unload works of art and fixtures; handle and carry art objects and receive and dispatch works of art into and out of the Museum.
  • Perform gallery lighting duties as directed.
  • Move and repair exhibit fixtures, and ensure that gallery and work areas are well maintained.
  • As directed, mat and fit paintings, photographs, paper works, and sculptures in frames and vitrines; perform minor modifications of frames.
  • As directed, effectively perform various skilled tasks pertaining to the fabrication of museum displays, mounts, gallery furniture, and housing for art objects, utilizing knowledge and skills regarding woodworking, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods and safe use of power tools.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Training:  Possession of a High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate.  Knowledge of modern and contemporary art desirable.

Work Experience:  A minimum of one year of experience in Gallery Preparation at the museum level or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Skills and Abilities:  Knowledge of 'best practices' for handling valuable works of art, including those for installing exhibits, crating, and packing and unpacking objects. Ability to work cooperatively with supervisors, museum staff, students, outside clients, vendors, volunteers and the general public. Ability to proficiently and safely utilize shop equipment including stationary and portable power tools and knowledge of or ability to learn how to operate a forklift and scissor lift. Knowledge of woodworking and construction methods.  Knowledge of safety procedures related to the handling of chemical solvents, adhesives and solutions.  Demonstrated concern for detail, accuracy and neat execution of work. 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Physical Demands:  Medium lifting up to 50 pounds. Lifting in tandem at weights exceeding 75 pounds.

Special Environmental Factors:  Frequent exposure to a Construction/Jobsite environment, including wood dust, paint fumes, and other environmental hazards.   Personal protective equipment is supplied when mandated. Close office setting.

  

Schedule Requirements:

 This is an "as needed" project-based on-call position. When called for work, Museum Preparators must be able to work multiple consecutive days or weeks. Because of the project-oriented nature of the work, SFMOMA is unable to accommodate unique work or school schedules.

This is a union position subject to the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.

POSITION TITLE:                               Museum Preparator I (Installation, Frame Shop and/or Fabrication Shop)

DEPARTMENT:                                    Installation 

SUPERVISOR:                                     Installation Manager and/or Fabrication Shop Supervisor

SCHEDULE:                                         On call

PAY RATE:                                           $23.34/hour

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Museum Preparator I On-call (Installation, Frame Shop and Fabrication Shop) x 18

Art transforms lives. It provokes us to think, to express, to explore our own creativity, to envision new possibilities. SFMOMA expanded the museum to provide a better experience for our visitors and a better home for our expanding collections, including the SFMOMA collection and the Fisher Collection, one of the finest collections of contemporary art in the world. The new SFMOMA, designed in collaboration with the architecture firm Snøhetta, opened May 14th 2016. With this project, we are transforming not just the museum's physical presence, but also our contributions to the community, enhancing SFMOMA's role as a place for learning, inspiration, and interaction for visitors from the Bay Area and beyond. We are making SFMOMA a magnet for contemporary art and for the audiences who will engage with it.

Under direct supervision, and exhibiting industry 'best practices' as well as institutional standards, the Museum Preparator I is responsible for various duties related to the preparation, handling and care of artworks pertaining to SFMOMA's Collection and Exhibitions Programs.

These duties fall under three distinct areas: installation, frame shop and fabrication shop.

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare, hang, install and de-install works of art utilizing proper handling and security techniques.
  • Paint and / or construct walls, pedestals, boxes, fixtures, and other finished structures related to the installation and display of exhibitions and works of art.
  • Work effectively in a team structure and actively contribute to the sense of teamwork within the department. Act as representative of the institution to new members of the department.
  • Load and unload works of art and fixtures; handle and carry art objects and receive and dispatch works of art into and out of the Museum.
  • Perform gallery lighting duties as directed.
  • Move and repair exhibit fixtures, and ensure that gallery and work areas are well maintained.
  • As directed, mat and fit paintings, photographs, paper works, and sculptures in frames and vitrines; perform minor modifications of frames.
  • As directed, effectively perform various skilled tasks pertaining to the fabrication of museum displays, mounts, gallery furniture, and housing for art objects, utilizing knowledge and skills regarding woodworking, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods and safe use of power tools.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Training:  Possession of a High School diploma or G.E.D. certificate.  Knowledge of modern and contemporary art desirable.

Work Experience:  A minimum of one year of experience in Gallery Preparation at the museum level or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Skills and Abilities:  Knowledge of 'best practices' for handling valuable works of art, including those for installing exhibits, crating, and packing and unpacking objects. Ability to work cooperatively with supervisors, museum staff, students, outside clients, vendors, volunteers and the general public. Ability to proficiently and safely utilize shop equipment including stationary and portable power tools and knowledge of or ability to learn how to operate a forklift and scissor lift. Knowledge of woodworking and construction methods.  Knowledge of safety procedures related to the handling of chemical solvents, adhesives and solutions.  Demonstrated concern for detail, accuracy and neat execution of work. 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Physical Demands:  Medium lifting up to 50 pounds. Lifting in tandem at weights exceeding 75 pounds.

Special Environmental Factors:  Frequent exposure to a Construction/Jobsite environment, including wood dust, paint fumes, and other environmental hazards.   Personal protective equipment is supplied when mandated. Close office setting.

  

Schedule Requirements:

 This is an "as needed" project-based on-call position. When called for work, Museum Preparators must be able to work multiple consecutive days or weeks. Because of the project-oriented nature of the work, SFMOMA is unable to accommodate unique work or school schedules.

This is a union position subject to the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.

POSITION TITLE:                               Museum Preparator I (Installation, Frame Shop and/or Fabrication Shop)

DEPARTMENT:                                    Installation 

SUPERVISOR:                                     Installation Manager and/or Fabrication Shop Supervisor

SCHEDULE:                                         On call

PAY RATE:                                           $23.34/hour

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Job Details

Reference # 27479
Posted on 09 May 2019
Closes on 23 May 2019 23:55
Department Exhibitions
Expertise 0-2 years
Career level Other
Hours/Status On Call
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