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Title:  Museum Preparator            

Department: Collections and Exhibitions

Date Prepared:     August 2017

Reports To: Manager of Collections and Exhibitions

FLSA Status: Full-Time – Non-Exempt

Salary Range: $35-40K annually, commensurate with experience

Full Benefits

General Summary:

This position is responsible for all aspects of museum exhibition installations; oversees the safe handling and movement of all artworks within the museum; assists the Collections and Exhibitions Department with aspects of collections management, including the care, maintenance, and storage of all collection and loan artwork.

 Minimum Qualifications for consideration:

 Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Art, Design, Studio Art, Art History, Museum Studies or a related field or a combination of education and experience will be considered.

Professional Experience: A minimum of three to five years of museum or gallery experience is required. The candidate will have a combination of exhibition and collection-related experience with exhibition design, graphics, labels and didactics, exhibition construction, gallery painting, and lighting. Collection-related experience should include the preparation of exhibitions, maintenance and care of permanent collections and loaned artworks, organization and maintenance of art storage, and experience with written materials.

Desirable Qualifications/Attributes: The position requires a broad variety of exhibitions and curatorial experience. The candidate must demonstrate flexibility, patience, strong organizational skills, excellent communication skills and hands-on abilities. He or she should be able to work in a fast-paced team environment as well as alone and have the ability to think creatively and problem solve.

Please send resume and cover letter to: hr@montereyart.org. The Monterey Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.