The Museum of the Bible is seeking a Museum Preparator. The position is located in Oklahoma City, OK,and is an entry-level position in a fast-paced new department.

Reports to: Chief Curator, Director of Collections

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist in the installation and de-installation of MOTB traveling exhibits both domestic and international.
Assists in creating and constructing mounts, pedestals, exhibit props and to fabricate and pack shipping crates/trays.
Assists in moving and maintaining collections
Handles and prepares collection items for exhibition
Accompanies artifacts in transit, as needed.
Shares responsibility for museum facility operations (excluding security), including event set ups, ensuring that collections storage spaces are kept clean and well-organized, and assisting in collections storage maintenance/repair.
Maintains appropriate collection documentation as required.
May oversee student interns on specific projects.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities to:
Effectively communicate with others in the collections care team.
Safely and properly handle and install artifacts.
Work under the pressure of deadlines.
Determine labor, equipment, and material costs on projects.
Set up facilities to determined specifications.
Package products for shipping/delivery.
Maintain accurate and thorough records.
Solve construction and display problems.
Be flexible in context of changing schedules and designs.
Work to resolve installation concerns in a timely and courteous manner.

Job Requirements
Preference may be given to applicants possessing a CDL class A license.
This job requires travel.

Knowledge of:
Artifact storage and display methods, techniques, and museum procedures.
Principles and best practices of museum exhibit preparation, display, construction and fabrication, basic electrical know how, and crating methods.
Mount making techniques.
Exhibit installation, including matting and framing.
Special events set up and tear down.
Project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
Forklift operation
Power and hand tools (table saw, band saw, pallet jack, skilsaw)

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of objects that can weigh up to 50 pounds (or greater mass that require mechanical assistance).
Standing or walking may occur up to 50% of time or more.
Work environment involves exposure to situations that require following extensive safety precautions.
Work may be performed in an office, museum, or field environment.
May require extensive travel and long hours in a truck or on an airplane

Experience and Training Guidelines:
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Minimum of 2 years in a museum preparatory position
Training: Associate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Art, Fine Arts, Museum Studies or a related field.

Please send a letter of interest and a current cv to

Karen York
Chief Curator
Museum of the Bible