Job: CSU Fullerton needs a Preparator (Fullerton, CA)

We are looking for a fun and collaborative team member with the right skillsets for CSUF Grand Central Art Center.

The Grand Central Art Center Preparator's primary responsibilities are working with artists and curators in the planning, development, and realization of projects, installations, and exhibitions; prepare art for both pick-up and return to artists/institutions in a safe manner; help to maintain a secure and safe environmental conditions for the art on display and visiting public; regular building upkeep and maintenance.

The ideal candidate will have the drive and desire to devote time, energy and enthusiasm towards the success of Grand Central Art Center. GCAC operates with a lean team in which each individual plays a crucial role. A hands-on working style, nimbleness and ability to navigate effectively in a complex environment will be key qualities in a candidate. In addition, the candidate should have a collaborative spirit of process and ability to work with a wide range of artists who may use multiple techniques and materials, which may include video, sound, and new media. The position provides opportunities for career and creative advancement. Knowledge of contemporary art, gallery and museum practice is a plus.

Essential Duties
Install & de-install exhibition (meeting deadlines).
Potential to manage individuals during installations & de-installations.
Coordinate art pick-ups and returns.
Order supplies needed for exhibitions and general building needs.
Crating and packaging artwork for shipping.
Maintain woodshop, tools, and media storage areas.
Dispose of unused paints and materials properly.
Knowledge of media equipment (sound, video, media players, portable drives for artist installations)
Basic construction ability (ability to build pedestals and walls)
Misc. building and apartment maintenance as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
1 year in an artistic setting
High School with some college-level art classes
Prolonged Standing Walking, talking, hearing, pulling, bending, may carry 10-50 lbs. pounds of objects/material, not exposed to extreme noise level, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands or arms, stoop, kneel, taste or smell.

To be considered an applicant; you must apply through our online applicant portal found on the following site:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at ascemployment@fullerton.eduor (657) 278-4120.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the ASC. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current ASC employees who apply for the position.

CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.