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Preparator (Temporary)
Saint Mary's College Museum of Art

Moraga, CA


Art Museum Job Responsibilities

  • Assists the Exhibition Manager in the preparation, installation and deinstallation of exhibitions.
  • Prepare material for exhibitions including matting and framing, dry mounting and trimming. 
  • Prepare and paint walls
  • Assist Exhibition Manager & Registrar in unpacking, hanging and installing of artwork for exhibitions and on campus loans.
  • Prepare exhibition labels and signage and assist with lighting.
  • Assist with deinstallation and packing of art after an exhibition.
  • Load art onto truck, deliver and/or pick up artwork as assigned.
  • Assist Exhibition Manager & Registrar with permanent collection movement, labeling and storage.

Experience and Qualifications

Education Required: AA
Education Preferred: 4 year college degree

Experience: 3 years in exhibit preparation and art handling.

Skills/ Abilities: 

  • Experience with handling and working with fine art objects and able to do minor conservation.
  • Experience with museum lighting techniques.
  • Able to design and build displays for art objects.
  • Knowledge of graphics programs, museum signage, matting, framing, wall painting, and installation and object photography.
  • Familiar with carpentry and able to lift heavy objects (50 lbs).
  • Able to drive a truck or van.

Interested applicants apply:


Deadline: 08-24-2016

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