Employment at ArtCenter

Exhibitions

Art Preparator - part-time

The Art Preparator is responsible for installing and de-installing exhibitions. There may be some weekend hours and evening hours for some installations.

The College’s art preparators are hired as part-time, temporary staff, on an as-needed basis. Temporary employees have variable hours and may work for a temporary period due to a short-term need and whose employment will automatically end when the College determines that the need for the employee’s services has ended.

Reports to: Vice President, Exhibitions

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Salary grade: $15 to $17 per hour


Job posted 5/22/2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send cover letter with resume and employment application to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “Art Preparator” in the subject line.

Applicants responding to posted job openings are asked to include a completed employment application with the application materials listed in the job posting.


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Qualifications

  • Associates degree or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent communication skills, detail-oriented, highly organized, able to balance priorities, takes initiative, reliable and resourceful
  • Demonstrated carpentry skills; general gallery build-out capabilities to include simple wall-framing, drywall mounting and finishing; problem solving abilities related to installation/de-installation of exhibits
  • Experience working with technical equipment such as computers, audio visual and sound
  • Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff
  • A commitment to diversity, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within ArtCenter’s diverse communities
  • Ability to handle all information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of ArtCenter business


Preferred Qualifications

  • College degree from an accredited college or university
  • Construction or fabrication experience
  • Exposure to art and design, museum and/or gallery cultures
  • Proficiency in a second language (other than English)

Essential Functions

Gallery Operations — 100%

  • Install and de-install gallery exhibitions
  • Follow safety policies at all times

Mandatory Duty to Report

All employees who know or have reason to know of allegations or acts that violate ArtCenter’s Title IX Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking shall promptly inform the DHR Administrator and Title IX Coordinator, or designee or the Assistant Dean of Students or designee. Faculty with a mandatory duty to report are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even where the person has requested their name remain confidential.

Pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), all employees who know of or have reason to suspect child abuse or neglect involving alleged victims under age 18 shall promptly inform local law enforcement or the county welfare department.


Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein 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 job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard gallery setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time standing, working with small tools; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is regular exposure to fumes, dust and noise.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an gallery setting; to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time; including, bending, kneeling, crouching, reaching, squatting, and twisting; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy  amounts of weight (50 pounds, or team-lift up to 100 pounds); to operate office and shop equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as preparing and reading reports, viewing a computer terminal and other normal office work with or without correction.

Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal office communication or exchange ideas with or without correction.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.


ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.