Preparator I (On-Call)
Autry Museum of the American West
Los Angeles, CA
Reports To: Lead Preparator
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
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
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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