Open Positions

Preparator

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

The Preparator engages audiences by creating and maintaining dynamic and educational exhibition designs and installations.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Collaborate in a team environment to produce superior quality exhibitions.
  • Interpret works of art through installation, exhibition design, and educational components.
  • Assist in coordinating temporary installation staff and volunteers.
  • Hang/install works of art.
  • Design and fabricate exhibitions under supervision of the Director of Exhibition Design.
  • Determine and implement the lighting of artwork.
  • Maximize educational opportunities and visitor engagement.
  • Assist in planning exhibition flow.
  • Paint galleries and exhibition furniture.
  • Build furniture, platforms, and mounts.
  • Prepare signs and labels.
  • Fabricate hanging and mounting systems for works of art.
  • Frame paintings and works on paper.
  • Cut and assemble matting for prints, drawings, and photographs.
  • 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand and walk for long periods of time; use hands and arms to reach, handle, and feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 lbs or more.

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.
  • At least three years of professional interpretation and art installation experience working in an art museum or related institution.
  • Ability to work with new/digital media, such as A/V setup and projection, digital editing, DVD authoring.
  • Ability to multi-task 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.

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

    • Rigging techniques for large and small objects.
    • Complicated fabrication of wood, metal, or plastic.
    • Familiarity with welding techniques; MIG, TIG.
    • Knowledge of art history.
    • An understanding of the goals and strategies of art museum education.
    • Ability to develop and organize ideas of exhibition design and art presentation and communicate these ideas to the public.
    • 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.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to camajobs@crockerart.org.

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Education intern (unpaid)

Crocker’s Studio Experiences program seeks to provide people with experiences that are compatible with their intellectual, social and aesthetic maturity. Interns provide valuable support in achieving this goal.

This is an opportunity to gain confidence in public speaking, learn about museum operations, increase organizational skills and much more.

Qualifications

  • Applicants with studio art or art history backgrounds are qualified.
  • Applicants who enjoy interacting with the public are qualified.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as community liaison, ambassador, and advocate for the Crocker Art Museum.
  • Assist in implementation of studio art classes.
  • Assist Manager of Studio Experiences with all phases of program development, including material preparation, supply purchase or acquisition, program implementation and evaluation.
  • Assist instructors with oversight of class or workshop, including set-up, clean up, organization of studios and class preparation.

Internship period
March 18, 2017 – August 12, 2017

Expectations

The intern is expected to:

  • Gain interpersonal skills through interaction with museum visitors and staff.
  • Gain an understanding of museum operations.
  • Gain an understanding of teaching with objects
  • Develop excellence in visitor services

Contact

Emma Moore, Manager of Studio Experiences

216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
emoore@crockerartmuseum.org
Phone: 916-808-1961
Fax: 916-808-7372

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Temporary Full-Time Custodian (January-March 31, 2017)

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

To keep the Museum and grounds clean and orderly and systems and equipment working effectively for the comfort and safety of visitors, staff and collections.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Clean and maintain all of the Museum interior and exterior spaces as directed by supervisor.This includes but is not limited to:

  • Daily cleaning of lavatories, kitchen areas, and public spaces
  • Scheduled dusting of all spaces
  • Emptying trash receptacles, daily and/or as needed
  • Supplying receptacles with paper products wherever required
  • Replacing light bulbs as required and tracking replacement needs
  • Pressure washing building exterior spaces, surfaces and equipment
  • Cleaning and maintenance of all floor surfaces; rubber, ceramic, wood and carpet using handheld and power equipment
  • Cleaning and maintenance of all wall surfaces, painted and wood
  • Notifies supervisor of any needed repairs identified to Museum property or equipment
  • Notifies supervisor of equipment and supply needs
  • Other duties as assigned.Set up and clear out spaces in Museum used for various activities and events, in accordance with written and verbal instructions. Placement of chairs, tables, audiovisual equipment, electrical connections, trash receptacles, etc. in accordance with user requests and in such a way that the space and Museum collection are protected from potential damage.Act as monitor for contractors and others working within the Museum to ensure that they follow appropriate procedures for working in the Museum environment. Protect the Museum from dust, chemical or fumes incursion, temperature variations and security/safety breaches.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand and walk; sit for long periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of materials, methods, tools and equipment used in cleaning and maintenance
  • Knowledge of basic safety rules
  • Willingness to take initiative to identify and solve problems
  • Ability to communicate well with others, interacting in a positive way to represent the Museum
  • Ability to work shifts as needed including weekends, holidays and evenings
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs
  • Ability to read and write

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to camajobs@crockerart.org.

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Custodian (Part-time-up to 28 hours per week)

Primary Objective

To keep the Museum and grounds clean and orderly and systems and equipment working effectively for the comfort and safety of visitors, staff, and collections.

Responsibilities and Duties

Clean and maintain all of the Museum interior and exterior spaces as directed by supervisor. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Daily cleaning of lavatories, kitchen areas, and public spaces.
  • Scheduled dusting of all spaces.
  • Emptying trash receptacles, daily and/or as needed.
  • Supplying receptacles with paper products where required.
  • Replacing light bulbs as required and tracking replacement needs.
  • Pressure washing exterior spaces, surfaces, and equipment.
  • Cleaning and maintenance of all floor surfaces — rubber, ceramic, wood, and carpet — using handheld and power equipment.
  • Cleaning and maintenance of all wall surfaces, painted and wood.
  • Notifying supervisor of any needed repairs to Museum property or equipment.
  • Notifying supervisor immediately of equipment and supply needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Set up and clear out spaces in Museum used for various activities and events, in accordance with written and verbal instructions. Place chairs, tables, audiovisual equipment, electrical connections, trash receptacles, etc., in accordance with user requests and in such a way that the space and Museum collection are protected from potential damage.

Act as monitor for contractors and others working within the Museum to ensure that they follow appropriate procedures for working in the Museum environment. Protect the Museum from dust, chemical or fumes incursion, temperature variations, and security/safety breaches.

Physical Requirements

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand and walk; sit for long periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.

Specialized Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications

  • Knowledge of materials, methods, tools, and equipment used in cleaning and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of basic safety rules.
  • Willingness to take initiative to identify and solve problems.
  • Ability to communicate well with others, interacting in a positive way to represent the Museum.
  • Ability to work irregular shifts as needed including weekends, holidays, and evenings.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Ability to read and write.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to camajobs@crockerart.org.


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Art Handler (On-call)

DEPARTMENT:                                 Curatorial

SUPERVISOR:                                    Exhibition Designer/Lead Preparator           

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:            Part-time/Non-exempt/On-Call     

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

Working as part of a team of art handler/installers, this position is primarily responsible for facilitating the installation of exhibitions in the Museum per the Museum exhibition program.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Installing and deinstalling exhibitions and installations according to the plans of the Exhibition Designer, Registrar, or designated Curatorial staff.
  • Fabricating exhibit furniture and mounts (under the direction of the Exhibition Designer).
  • Preparing and packing/unpacking objects for travel, and assisting with incoming and outgoing shipments.
  • Moving objects and /or materials under the direction of the Exhibit Designer, Registrar, or designated Curatorial staff.
  • Completing finish work for exhibitions or installations including lighting, leveling, cleaning, labeling, and signage.
  • Maintenance and housekeeping of galleries and exhibits.
  • Perform other duties and services as necessary to accomplish the Museum’s goals.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand and walk; sit for long periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 70 lbs.

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with art handling in a museum, gallery, or professional art studio is preferred.
  • Experience working with hand tools such as hammers, drills, cutting tools, sanders, etc, as well as experience with painting including, but not limited to the use of tape, plastic, small and large brushes, rollers and extension poles.
  • Knowledge of safe art handling procedures.
  • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to aggressive changeover schedule.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to camajobs@crockerartmuseum.org.

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