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Preparator

Preparator

The Cincinnati Art Museum has  opening for the position of full-time preparator in the Installation Department. Funding for this position is designated for one full year.

Responsibilities: Working under the direction of the Coordinator of 3-D Design and Installation within the Design and Installation Department, the preparator is responsible for installing, maintaining, and deinstalling exhibitions in both the permanent collection and temporary exhibition galleries as well as assisting with any other required movement of artwork. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Fabricating custom object mounts and display cases
  • Retrofitting and cleaning previously used display cases
  • Preparing and installing labels, text panels, and other graphic elements for exhibitions
  • Installing and focusing lighting in temporary exhibition and permanent collection galleries
  • Responding when art works are threatened due to unanticipated conditions within the Art Museum and moving objects to safety
  • Preparing art works for external shipping or movement within the Art Museum; meeting with the Design and Installation Department staff to review and discuss ongoing projects
  • Packing and transporting objects from the Cincinnati Art Museum to an offsite storage facility.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Requirements:
Bachelor in fine arts discipline or significant experience in cabinetmaking or fine carpentry. Must be able to demonstrate attention to detail as well as possess the ability to work with one’s hands.

Candidates should be able to work well as a team as well as being able to work well independently. Previous art handling experience a plus. Familiarity with the safety and operation of power tools is preferred


Physical Requirements:

  • Must possess the ability to move, transport, and lift up to 50 lbs on a regular basis.


If interested, please send resume, references, and salary requirements to:

Cincinnati Art Museum, Attention: Human Resources, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1596. Fax: (513) 639-2932 or email to [email protected].


The Cincinnati Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.