Job: Preparator I (On-Call) at Autry Museum of the American West (Los Angeles)

Preparator I (On-Call)
Autry Museum of the American West

Los Angeles, CA

Reports To: Lead Preparator

Supervises: None                                                    

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt                              

Department: Exhibition Preparations   


On-call, non-exempt position, works variable hours throughout the year to build and prepare galleries and cases for exhibitions. Will handle and install artifacts for exhibitions. 


  • Works under the supervision of the Head Preparator

  • Fabricates exhibition spaces and furniture

  • Performs art handling and installation tasks

  • Adheres to Autry safety procedures


  • Must be a self-motivated, reliable, detail-oriented individual who has the ability to focus but can also switch gears quickly when urgent matters arise

  • Must possess strong organizational and written and oral communication skills

  • Must have knowledge of utilization of power and hand tools


  • Must have two years of experience as an art handler, or two years of carpentry or metal work experience, or a solid combination of those skill sets with the appropriate experience

  • Interest in art, art history, history, or design fields


  • Includes but is not limited to working in wood shop, warehouse spaces, collections storage areas and galleries.

  • Must be able to work at heights over 8 feet.

  • Must be able to perform physical tasks, including bending, kneeling, pulling, pushing, walking, standing for long periods of time, and lifting up to 60 pounds.

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Deadline: 11-30-2018