Under work direction from the Principal Preparator and other full-time staff, performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled duties in the preparation, fabrication, installation, and disassembly of exhibit displays and furniture. May also perform highly skilled tasks including mountmaking, lighting, carpentry and graphics installation. After the receipt of specific in-house training, may directly handle and move art objects. The nature of the work involves heavy lifting, manual dexterity, and the ability to handle delicate, valuable, and irreplaceable art objects with extreme care. The Preparator II, Lighting Technician provides assistance to the Preparation department during periods of peak workload or on special projects with a specialization and focus in exhibit lighting and designs, installs and maintains exhibit lighting. He/she must be willing to work on temporary assignments with varying schedule, number of hours and days. *Please note, this is a fixed term contract through June 30, 2019, with the possibility of extension. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Serves as lighting specialist for museum; confers with exhibition designer, curators and conservators to develop lighting plans; installs and maintains exhibit lighting. Performs daily lamp checks and filter replacements; maintains inventory of fixtures, lamps and lighting supplies; orders all lighting supplies; maintains and repairs lighting equipment. Ensures lighting design and conservation goals are met for exhibitions. Prepares, hangs, install, and de-installs art objects utilizing proper handling and security techniques. Paints and/or constructs walls, platforms, pedestals, and other exhibition fixtures; performs various skilled and semi-skilled tasks including working with power tools, adhesives, and metals. Participates in general shop operations including cleaning, and organization of shop spaces.
Four (4) years of experience in the installation of exhibits displays including the installation of three dimensional objects in conjunction with wire object mounts; or a relevant combination of education, training, and experience Knowledge and skill in the use and care of standard hand tools; practices and methods of exhibit installation; safe work practices related to the installation of art Skill in the installation of graphics and Ability to problem solve and work well under pressure with conflicting demands Ability to lift and move heavy objects up to 75 lbs and at heights up to 6 feet Extremely flexible, reliable, and dependable; integrity and sense of humor
COMPENSATION $26.4033 – $31.7110 per hour** with a generous benefits package **Please note: New hires start at the beginning of the salary range and this position is represented by SEIU 1021. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Apply online below
The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art and culture. Home to more than 18,000 works of art from over 40 Asian countries, we strive to be a catalyst for discovery, dialogue, and inspiration. With Asia as our lens and art as our cornerstone, we spark connections across cultures and through time, igniting curiosity, conversation, and creativity. The Asian Art Museum embraces diversity in its mission, programs, and staff.
18 Jan 2018