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The New Museum of Contemporary Art seeks a skilled professional for the position of Assistant Preparator. The successful candidate will report to the Chief Preparator and Director of Exhibitions Management and will partner with two fellow full-time Preparators and the entire Exhibitions Department to complete the needs of an exhibition from the planning stages through installation and dispersal. The Preparator will work closely with the Chief Preparator, Registrars, Installation Crew, Curatorial Department, and Operations Staff.

Anticipate 40 hours/week, 10:00AM – 6:00PM, Monday – Wednesday and Friday; 1:00PM – 9:00PM Thursday. The positon requires frequent work on weekends and evenings as required by the Museum’s exhibitions calendar. The position is eligible for the Museum’s employee benefits programs.

Primary Tasks/Responsibilities:

• Assists in the planning, fabrication, installation, and maintenance of artist projects and exhibitions;
• Responsible for the production of exhibition furniture, mounts, crates, and other related elements of an artist project or installation;
• Works in galleries as part of the installation crew for exhibitions, which may include construction, painting, object handling & installation, object lighting, and installation of digital or other media (film, computer, audio/video);
• Maintains a safe, clean, and organized production workshop and art storage facilities;
• Performs routine maintenance of all exhibitions and artist projects including cleaning, light replacement, paint touch-up, etc.;
• Assists with producing and installing didactic materials, including wall labels, graphic panels, and cut vinyl signage;
• Performs routine art handling and occasional transport of art works for Museum exhibitions, artist projects, and other events and activities;
• Guides and assists other Preparators and Exhibitions Crew as needed; and,
• Other duties as directed within the scope of the Preparator’s job responsibilities.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Art, Design, or a related field and at least 2 years’ experience working with museum-quality art installations is required. Preparators must be able to move or assist in moving heavy objects (must be able to lift up to 50 pounds) and operate a scissor lift, pump lift card, and pallet jack. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and interest in contemporary art, prior experience with SketchUp, and the ability to work easily with multiple teams across the Museum.

About the Museum
Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum and is respected internationally for the adventurousness and global scope of its curatorial program. In 2007, the New Museum made history with the inauguration of its first permanent building at 235 Bowery designed by the Tokyo-based firm SANAA. Since opening in its new location, over 3.8 million have visited or attended programs and events, and the Museum has presented 90+ exhibitions with 500 artists from 60 countries around the globe, and 650+ public programs ranging from live performances, conferences, residencies, screening, after-school programs, and family days. The New Museum has a current operating budget of $13.2 million and approximately 120 full- and part-time employees. For more information about the New Museum and its programs, please visit www. newmuseum. org.

The New Museum of Contemporary Art believes that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity and we do not discriminate against our staff members or applicants for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sex, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran or citizenship status provided they are qualified and meet the requirements for the job.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information


Please send a cover letter detailing how the candidates’ experience meets or exceeds the position requirements identified above along with a professional resume (electronic submission preferred with “Preparator Search” in the subject line) to:

New Museum of Contemporary Art
Assistant Preparator Search
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
Exhibitions@newmuseum.org

No phone calls or solicitations please. Due to the volume of applications anticipated, only those candidates that most directly meet the requirements of the position will be contacted.

• Location: Manhattan, New York, NY

• Post ID: 124270513 manhattan
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