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TITLE: Preparator and Builder
DEPARTMENT: Curatorial
SUPERVISOR: Manager of Exhibition Design and Lead Preparator
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time/Non-exempt
HIRING WAGE: $22.00 to $24.00 an hour.
The Crocker Art Museum is dedicated to promoting an awareness of and enthusiasm for human experience through art. We measure our success by our ability to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of the communities we serve. This position helps fulfill this engaging audiences by creating and maintaining dynamic and educational exhibition designs and installations.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Collaborate in a team environment to produce superior quality exhibitions.
• Design and build furniture, platforms, and mounts, in both wood and metal.
• Hang/install works of art.
• Familiarity with lighting art.
• Paint galleries and exhibition furniture.
• Prepare signs and labels.
• Fabricate hanging and mounting systems for works of art.
• Perform maintenance duties to keep exhibits and displays clean and clearly labeled.
• Prepare artwork and historical artifacts for shipping; receive and unpack shipments of art objects and other exhibition related materials.
• Transport art in 26’ moving trucks; knowledge of proper strapping techniques required.
• Perform related duties as required.

• Knowledge of best practices in building exhibit furniture and mounts to ensure the longevity and safety of the objects.

• Successful completion of a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in art, commercial art, museum studies, art museum education, or a closely related field preferred.
• Ability to multi-task, stay busy, and assume a variety of projects simultaneously.
• Ability to drive large trucks.
• Knowledge of art handling, packing, and art-storage techniques.
• Ability to safely use power tools and other necessary equipment.
• Ability to solve problems and find attractive and safe solutions to hanging and/or showcasing unusual works of art.
• Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with staff members, volunteers, and subcontractors.
• Ability to perform physical work associated with preparation of exhibits.
• Valid California driver’s license.

• Rigging techniques for large and small objects.
• Three years’ experience as a professional art installer working in a museum or related institution.
• An understanding of the goals and strategies of art museum education.
• Strong design skills and knowledge of a range of aesthetic styles to assure historical. appropriateness and compatibility between the exhibition design and the art presented.
• Matting and framing skills.

• Support the Museum’s mission, vision, values, strategic plan and institutional DEAI initiatives.
• Commit to a positive organizational culture based on mutual respect, cooperation, and openness to other’s perspectives.

• Utilize Crocker Resources wisely.

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and/or sit for long periods of time. They must have physical dexterity and the ability to carefully handle objects, as well as ability to lift
and move items of various weights and sizes. Positions have occasion to lift and/or move objects of 75 lbs.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Crocker Art Museum strives to comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination,
and is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum makes employment decisions on the
basis of merit and business need in order to have the best available person in each job. The
Museum has a “zero-tolerance” policy prohibiting discrimination based on race, color,
religious creed, gender, genetic characteristics, religion, marital status, age, national origin
or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, or any other
consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. Any such discrimination is
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to camajobs@crockerart.org. Questions can be directed to (916) 808-5059.
All available positions are listed on the Crocker Art Museum website: www.crockerart.org/employment.