Preparator

 

Description:

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with collection management and physical movement of all artwork, crates and strongboxes.
  • Maintain onsite and offsite crate storage.Pull crates and strongboxes as necessary for shipments or order new, if necessary.
  • Work with the Registrar and Assistant Registrar to ready artwork for condition reports prior to shipment for exhibitions and each time artwork arrives at storage.
  • With the Assistant Registrar, pack artwork into crates for shipment and unpack when artwork is received.
  • Able to construct boxes and other storage methods necessary for packing and storing art.
  • Arrange and maintain incoming and outgoing domestic shipments of art from galleries, artists and museums, while working with US Art and other shipping companies to schedule pick up and deliveries. Update database with BOL and incoming crate dimensions.
  • Work with the Curator on installation of artwork within Tia Collection storage space several times a year.
  • Order office supplies and shipping materials as necessary. Maintain clean and organized areas for packing and shipping.
  • Schedule monthly/yearly maintenance of the physical storage location, including alarm system, bug control, window washing, landscaping, and fire extinguishers.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university required, with course work in art, art history, museum studies or related field a plus.
  • Three years of museum or gallery registration and/or collections management experience necessary.
  • Knowledge of American art and a familiarity with artist's materials important.
  • Knowledge of collections management practices and procedures including art handling, storage, tracking of objects and working with conservator and framers.
  • Mac proficient.
  • Experience with Adobe Suite and/or Argus a plus.
  • Strong spreadsheet skills necessary.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, written and spoken.
  • Ability to independently develop, implement and manage organizational procedures.
  • Self-directed with an ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Strong follow-up skills with meticulous and accurate attention to detail.
  • Ability to work within a team environment and to accept guidance and constructive feedback.
  • Ability to understand and maintain the highest levels of confidentiality.
  • Valid driver's license with a clean driving record required.
  • The successful candidates will be required to pass a routine background check.

Organization Tia Collection
Industry Museum Jobs
Occupational Category Preparator
Job Location New Mexico,USA
Shift Type Morning
Job Type Full Time
Gender No Preference
Career Level Experienced Professional
Experience 3 Years
Posted at 2024-05-04 7:15 pm
Expires on 2024-08-24