Participates in exhibition installation, rotations, and deinstallation in conjunction with curators and exhibition staff.
Produces 3D models, conceptual and technical drawings for exhibition and facilities use.
Fabricates exhibition casework, mounts and furnishings and/or oversees subcontracted work.
Prepares gallery spaces and ancillary locations, both on and off campus, for the installation of artwork including large-scale site-specific installations and time-based media.
Participates in the exhibition planning processes and creation of layouts, documents, and budgets.
Assists with lighting design and execution.
Facilitates the active use of collection and loaned artworks by the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry for classes and research visits; works closely with Feitler Center staff to arrange for works of art to be pulled from storage, prepared, and returned in an organized and timely manner.
Assists with internal use of the permanent collection for research, conservation, curatorial and other related activities.
Assists with matting, framing, mounting, and conservation as needed.
Facilitates day-to-day operations and maintenance in art storage and galleries, works with Registration staff to store, rehouse, and track artworks.
Understands museumâ™s database and storage system and assists the registrars with continued maintenance.
Attends Smart Staff meetings and participates in Museum committees.
Supports facilities related issues involving security and general building knowledge maintenance.
Participates in the planning and implementation of disaster preparedness and emergency response protocols.
Stays current in the field.
Conducts research and analysis pertaining to collections and external funding and participates in the selection of objects for exhibits.
Writes condition reports and performs other inspection documentation. Ensures proper handling, maintenance, and return of pieces loaned to University museums.
Assists with the construction, installation, and de-installation of permanent and special exhibitions.
Under a limited degree of supervision, assists with maintaining galleries, art storage areas, workshops, loading dock, sculpture courtyard, and building facilities.
Performs other related work as needed.
5+ years previous work experience in a museum or gallery.
Working knowledge with domestic and international crating and shipping standards.
Background managing interns or volunteers.
Meticulous work habits and attention to detail; consistency in procedures and quality of effort in all areas of work.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
Represent the museum in a professional manner to donors, lenders, professional colleagues, and all University constituencies.
Knowledge of museum standards regarding the care and handling of art and knowledge of legal and ethical issues surrounding a museum art collection.
Comprehensive knowledge of audio-visual equipment and standards involved with the installation of time-based media.
Strong computer skills and previous work with Sketchup, Rhino, AutoCAD and/or Adobe products.
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