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Paul Brewin
01-11-2011, 12:21 PM
In the words of its founder, the Corcoran Gallery of Art is ďdedicated to art.Ē Its museum presents, interprets and preserves the art of our times and of times past; its college of art nurtures and helps shape new generations of artists and designers. Education is a central focus, not just in the Corcoranís classrooms but in its galleries and throughout the greater Washington region. Though American art is the collectionís emphasis, the art of other nations and cultures is, when appropriate, acquired and exhibited.

The Corcoran has a full-time position open for its Chief Preparator. In this position, the Chief Preparator is responsible for all technical aspects of museum standard art handling related to installation/deinstallation, receiving and shipping artwork, packing and storage of art objects working closely with the other highly talented Museum professionals including the Registrarís office, Conservator and Curators. The Chief Preparator supervises other preparator staff, as well as, contract art handlers on all aspects of museum exhibitions, art storage, and transport. The Chief Preparator is a key team member for exhibition/project planning and implementation.

Position requirements include:
∑ Minimum of 4 years museum experience in the technical aspects of museum standard art handling practices, exhibition installation, packing and storage.
∑ Minimum of 3 years of proven supervisory and management experience.
∑ Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and management skills.
∑ Must have demonstrated professional demeanor and proven ability to work on complex projects both as at team leader and major contributor.
∑ Expertise in safe woodworking techniques.
∑ Detail oriented, organized and ability to use moderate level of computer applications.
∑ Flexibility to work during periods of installation and de-installation.

The Corcoran Gallery of Art provides a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an unparalleled work environment where employees can immerse themselves in the Corcoranís historic art collections and become a member of the team that brings emerging art of the time to be accessible and understandable to the broadest possible audience. Through innovative exhibitions and educational programming, systematic research and rigorous scholarship. The Corcoranís many activities emphasize the combined resources of its museum and college, and are directed toward diverse communities with widely differing educational and socio-economic backgrounds. Though proud of its important place in the international world of art history and scholarship, the Corcoran is ever mindful of its special obligation to serve the greater Washington region, especially its artists and its young people.

To apply:

Go to the Corcoran Gallery of Art website located at www:Corcoran.org. Click on Corcoran Gallery of Art and find employment listings under About the Gallery.

The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages all qualified individuals to apply for any position that best suits their background and experience.