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Paul Brewin
07-16-2012, 12:56 PM
DENVER ART MUSEUM
JOB DESCRIPTION
Posting closes: 7/20/12

POSITION TITLE
INSTALLATION ASSISTANT JOB CLASSIFICATION

REPORTS TO
EXHIBITIONS INSTALLATION SPECIALIST EXEMPT 0 NON-EXEMPT X0

DEPARTMENT
EXHIBITIONS, COLLECTION SERVICES DATE PREPARED: UPDATED JUNE 2012


POSITION PURPOSE:
Assist with art handling, staging, preparation and installation-related activities in conjunction with exhibitions, rotations, and other gallery changes throughout DAM Complex

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist with installation and dismantling of permanent and temporary exhibitions as well as gallery changes and rotations
Safe handling, movement, installation, and storage of art objects
Frame, unframe and install hanging hardware and backings on artwork.
Assist in identifying and resolving potential installation problems and concerns
Assist in planning and coordinating arrangements and preliminary setups and mockups related to installations
Primarily responsible for data entry regarding art object location information pertaining to current exhibitions.
Perform periodic and accurate inventory of temporary art staging areas
Document installation and mockup activities for internal communication purposes using digital camera and scanner
Assist various departments of Exhibitions and Collections Services as needed and/or when time permits including but not limited to gallery construction preparation, light, and label replacements, exhibition furniture construction and preparation, mount fabrication and fitting, and packing and unpacking artwork.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

May supervise on-call employees, contractors and inter/volunteers as needed
Provide art courier services
Other duties as assigned

JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of art installation techniques for a variety of media and types of artwork
Knowledge of accepted art handling requirements for small, large, and fragile art objects of all media types
Knowledge of artwork conditioning standards
Knowledge and experience in basic carpentry, safe woodworking, and metal working practices preferred
Knowledge of artistic material and processes, as well as display and lighting techniques preferred
Excellent communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively
Quick and accurate computational skills needed to reach exact/precise measurements involved in installation assignments
Good reasoning and problem solving abilities
Ability to deal with multiple projects simultaneously
Skilled use of frequently used hand tools and power equipment
Ability to lift and control objects weighing 50 to 75 pounds
Ability to drive trucks up to 20 feet in length
Basic computer skills including working knowledge of word processing, database (ARGUS preferred), and spreadsheet programs

EDUCATION OR FORMAL TRAINING
BA with major coursework in art history, studio art or related

EXPERIENCE
Prior museum or gallery experience in art handling and exhibition installation
Strong appreciation for fine art
Working knowledge of ARGUS preferred

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED

Computer and ARGUS database
Hand and power tools
Art moving equipment including A-frame, carts, furniture dolly, pallet jack
Lift equipment (forklift, rugger, stacker)
Camera (35M, Polaroid, digital)
Trucks and vans

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

Museum, gallery, storage locations
Temperature changes
Exposed to hazards from electrical/mechanical/power equipment
Subject to many interruptions
Lifting, pushing or pulling more than 50 pounds
Standing, walking, sitting, and climbing
Eye/hand/foot coordination


NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

EMPLOYEES ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL DUTIES OF THIS JOB


Additional Information

This is a full-time position with benefits. Posting closes on July 20, 2012. If you are interested in this position, please email your cover letter and resume to: hrcoordinator@denverartmuseum.org In the subject line of your email, please list your name first followed by the position you are interested in obtaining.

It is the policy of theDenverArt Museumto prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.