Position: Preparator

Position Summary: The Preparator participates in general and/or specialized aspects of collections management; exhibit installation; acquisition processing; storage and handling; IPM; and environmental monitoring for MIM. The Preparator reports to the Exhibits Manager and works closely with staff in MIM’s Curatorial and Collections departments. The Preparator position is full time and includes benefits.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Assists in the installation of objects for exhibition and in the de-installation of objects for photography, mount making, exhibit maintenance, and conservation purposes.
• Efficient with power tools such as drills, saws, and sanders.
• Properly documents location changes of all objects in MIM’s collection database, TMS; inputs and updates collection data in TMS, as needed.
• Works with other team members to ensure the proper handling and safety of objects during installation; ensures the safety of the collection in storage through routine storage inspection and monitoring.

• Bachelor of Arts in museum studies or related field desired; should have at least three years’ experience handling objects in a museum as a Collections professional
• Knowledge of accepted museum collection management practices
• Some travel and weekend work may be required
• Ability to problem-solve, work independently, and excel in a high performance, team oriented culture

Salary - $20-$24 DOE

Full description linked here; https://mim.org/join-our-team/