George Eastman House The Department of Photographs
Chief Preparator Full-Time position

Reports to the Curator of Photographs
Supervises junior preparators, interns, volunteers, and students

Required Skills:
Exceptional art handling skills
Strong management skills and ability to prioritize tasks
Establish and maintain a high level of craftsmanship
Creativity and skill in preparing mounts and housings
Ability to manage a team under pressure and deadlines
Strong problem solving skills
Strong organizational skills
Strong Math skills
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Knowledge of the history of photography

Duties Include:
Coordination and installation of exhibitions: Including oversight of preparators, technicians, and designers
Preparation of mats, frames etc, signage
Installation of collections material, lighting, signage, labels etc
Preparation and oversight of exhibition production schedules
Records and reports exhibition related expenditures
Coordination, preparation, packing, and unpacking of traveling exhibitions
Preparation and packing of outgoing loans; unpacking of returned loans
Coordination and oversight of condition reporting
Maintain inventory of framing and installation supplies, identification, location and purchase of special installation supplies as needed
Regular inspection and maintenance of galleries, departmental facilities and equipment
Maintain inventory of exhibition furniture and equipment
Maintain temporary storage of collection material
Maintain clean, organized and secure work areas.
Supervision, training and evaluation of interns, volunteers, students and preparators in all aspects of their jobs in the Creative Services department
Participation in loan committee meetings, department meetings and all-staff meetings
Other duties as assigned

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:
Alison Nordstrom, Curator of Photographs,
George Eastman House,
900 East Ave,
Rochester, NY 14607
by Friday, August 13, 2010. This position will remain open until filled.
George Eastman House is an Equal Opportunity Employer.