View Full Version : Collections Care Assistant/Preparator; Private Foundation; Salem, NH 8/13/10

Martha Small
08-13-2010, 10:40 AM
Private foundation with fine arts and antiques collection seeks to hire full time temporary Collections Care Assistant/Preparator for eight months. Position reports to Head Registrar and supports a Curatorial Department of nine. Candidate must be organized, careful, have experience in art handling and supervising others in the movement of collections, as well as knowledge of archival storage methods. Main responsibility to serve as daily presence at storage facility to manage receipt of shipments during storage move and to supervise packers/movers in the receipt, unpacking, organization and storage of collection objects. Other duties include preparing objects for storage including bar-coding minor cleaning, designing/fabricating object housing and mounts; assisting in implementation of Integrated Pest Management Plan; maintaining storage inventory and location of art objects; receiving/releasing shipments; delivery and pick up of objects in departmental van; keeping storage/processing areas clean and organized; maintaining adequate storage and packing supplies and keeping them organized. Occasional collections processing support with Registrars. Candidate must have at least 2 years museum experience in the technical aspects of museum standard art handling practices, packing, storage and basic knowledge of registration methods and standard conservation practices. Literacy in Microsoft Access databases preferred. Experience with bar-coding technology a plus. Able to lift up to 50 pounds, operate an order picker (training will be provided) and work at heights over fifteen feet. Must have driverís license and clean driving record. To apply and for more information, please send cover letter and resume to Jamie.Kelley@Veritude.com.