Recruitment/Posting Title Museum Preparator

Job Category
URA-AFT Administrative

J Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum
Overview Founded in 1966 as the Rutgers University Art Gallery, the Zimmerli Art Museum is located on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, one of the United Statesí highest-ranked, most diverse public universities. With a permanent collection of more than 60,000 objects and an active program of changing exhibitions, the Zimmerli plays a dynamic part in the academic and cultural life of Rutgers and central New Jersey. The Zimmerli is free and open to the public, and offers an array of in-person and digital opportunities to engage with art of the past and the present. As part of the beloved community of Rutgers University, the Zimmerli Art Museum is committed to upholding diversity, equity, access, and inclusion as guiding principles for the museumís operations, exhibitions, collecting, programming, and outreach.
Posting Summary Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Museum Preparator for the Zimmerli Art Museum. This position plays a key role in the preparation of works for exhibitions at the Museum.

Among the key duties of the position are the following:

  • Prepares works of art on paper for in-house and travelling exhibitions including matting and framing.
  • Provides storage and general care of the collections of works of art on paper.
  • Performs basic conservation work when needed.
  • Prepares labels for exhibitions.

Position Status
Full Time

Hours Per Week

Daily Work Shift

Work Arrangement
This position requires a fully on-site work arrangement.

Grade 03
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 48372.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 60147.000
Annual Maximum Salary 71921.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Benefits Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP
Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelorís degree in fine arts or related field or an equivalent combination of education
    and/or related experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Experience in the proper handling of artworks, matting, and framing works on paper.
  • General knowledge of matting and framing a variety of works on paper mediums.
  • Ability to work independently and in a timely manner.
  • Familiarity with museum quality matting and framing.
  • Strong manual dexterity and attention to detail.
  • Ability to do basic math, especially with measurements.
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced museum environment while maintaining professional standards.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Willingness to work collaboratively and seek additional professional opinions when needed.
Equipment Utilized
  • Mat cutter.
  • Framing tools.
  • Adhesives.
  • Archival supplies.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Must be able to stand for most of the workday.
  • Some heavy lifting required.
Special Conditions
Posting Details
Posting Number 24ST0844
Posting Open Date 04/19/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
City New Brunswick
State NJ

Location Details
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelorís degree in fine arts or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or related experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of Professional References (contact Info)

Optional Documents