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03-14-2013, 01:25 PM
The Head of Art Preparation oversees and monitors all aspects regarding the handling and movement of any artwork on as well as off-site; collaborates with curators, registrars, and buildings and grounds staff to ensure the timely installation of special and collection-based exhibitions; and assists Albright-Knox staff and outside researchers requiring access to works in the Collection.

Ensure the safe installation of art.
Create, update, communicate and implement processes and procedures with Art Preparation team for the safe and efficiently organized storage of all art objects on and off site.
Manage the moving, packing and unpacking, receiving and releasing Albright-Knox artworks for in-house use and for loan to other institutions.
Maintain accurate storage inventory with the Registrars.
Accompany and install Albright-Knox artworks at other museums when necessary.
Oversee the receipt and installation of special exhibitions, including projects organized in-house, as well as those contracted from other institutions.
Assist with handling and installation of artwork including report preparation and documentation of installation process to ensure safety of visitors, staff and the art.
Partner with Buildings and Grounds to update and maintain a shared published Master Building Schedule
Partner with Buildings and Grounds to create and maintain documentation of responsibilities for movement and installation of artwork and exhibitions.

Estimate budgetary and personnel needs and implement cost-control measures such as energy conservation, evaluation of project work bids, etc.
Create narrative update for Quarterly Directorís report


Bachelor of Arts degree required; Masters of Fine Arts preferred
Five (5+) years experience as an art preparator in a museum setting
Demonstrated skills in managerial responsibilities
Impeccable art installation and art handling skills.
Applicable experience in the preparation of art objects for exhibition and loan.
Ability to use various hand tools including, if possible, fork and scissor lifts.
Expertise in art processes and materials.
Ability to supervise and mentor own staff and to assist outside contractors, visiting artists, curators, and conservators.
Key Competencies: Excellent communication skills. Must be results-driven, energetic, diplomatic, highly organized, detail oriented, and collaborative.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Software requested.

Paul Pawlaczyk
03-22-2013, 11:42 AM
I do not see an address of any kind.

03-25-2013, 06:15 AM