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10-01-2012, 07:31 AM

Chief Preparator, Vero Beach Museum of Art


The Chief Preparator has primary responsibility for the installation/de-installation of exhibitions, packing and crating, archival matting and framing, management of the carpentry shop, and all matters pertaining to the safe handling of objects in the collection and on loan to the Museum.

Responsibilities Include:
1. Installation of exhibitions including mounts, cases, exhibit components, video installations, furniture, educational interactives, and exhibition graphics such as vinyl lettering and text panels; 2. Design and implementation of gallery lighting; 3.Use of computer design software to aid in exhibition design process; 4.Fabrication of exhibition furniture and oversight/scheduling of gallery wall construction and painting; 5.Packing and unpacking crates; 6.Archival matting and framing; 7. Packing and transportation of artwork in local area, including driving transportation vans/trucks; 8.Researching material sources, procuring materials, monitoring inventories of materials and supplies; 9. Maintenance of shop machinery and tools and providing safety training and instruction to employees for their use.

BA in art, art history or related field. A minimum of five (5) years of experience preparing museum exhibits and a proven understanding of proper art handling and maintenance of museum objects, including two (2) years of management and supervisory experience. Excellent planning and organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to work as a member of a team in a fast paced environment. Ability to lift up to 50lbs. Broad computer knowledge is essential.

Functional Relationships:
Reports to the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions and Registrar. Supervises the Preparator and contract personnel as required.

Museum Information:
The Vero Beach Museum of Art is the largest cultural institution on Florida’s Treasure Coast and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum recently completed a 22,000 square foot expansion that encompasses a Collections & Exhibitions Support wing and new gallery. The wing includes new workshops, art storage, exhibition storage, offices and enclosed loading dock. The Vero Beach Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, handicap or national origin.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and résumé via mail, email or fax to:

Lisa Kovaleski, Assistant to the Executive Director
Vero Beach Museum of Art
3001 Riverside Park Dr.

Vero Beach, FL 32963

Fax: 772-231-0938