PT Art Handler/Installer (Hourly)

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Job Code/Title 82391 - H - Preparator 1 Position Number HU0944 Working Title PT Art Handler/Installer (Hourly) Department Institute For Contemporary Art Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $20-25/hour Campus Monroe Park Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week Varies Normal work days Varies Normal work hours Varies Job Category Trades/ Housekeeping and Operations Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical No Description of the Job

Art Handler/Installers will report directly to the Lead Preparator, and assist the Lead Preparator with delivery/receiving and installation/deinstallation of artworks and preparation and maintenance of exhibition spaces. Responsibilities may also include: construction of exhibition furniture and crates; packing and fitting crates, and assistance with inventory control and maintenance of tools and equipment.

Art Handlers/Installers will generally work during the 4-6 week installation and deinstallation periods, with other hours as required.

Position Responsibilities:
- Prepare and organize tools and equipment required for installation and
- Assist in the inventory maintenance of consumable exhibition materials
- Assist with incoming and outgoing art and equipment shipments
- Prepare gallery spaces for exhibition, including: painting and patching
- Assist in the construction and preparation of exhibition furniture and crates
- Prepare and install exhibition furniture
- Prepare, move, and install artworks, at the direction of the Lead Preparator
- Under the supervision of the Lead Preparator, assist artists who are on-site for
- Assist with the installation of A/V equipment, including speakers, monitors, and
- Assist with lighting placement
- Install labels, signage and other didactic materials
- Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
- Demonstrated experience with hands-on installation and deinstallation of complex, preferably contemporary, art work
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with museum best practices for object care and handling, packing and moving of artworks, and appropriate display
- Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated experience working with exhibitions teams
- Good organizational and time management skills
- Ability to work in physically demanding situations, including heavy lifting up to 50 pounds and working at heights
- Flexibility to work nights and weekends

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
- Current driver’s license
- Proficiency in carpentry fabrication and production
- Demonstrated experience with workshop skills and safety, including using
hand and power tools
- Demonstrated experience with/licensure in the use of: forklifts, scissor lifts,
scaffolding, and rigging
- A/V installation and troubleshooting experience

Job Open Date 04/05/2021 Remove from posting on or before 04/09/2021 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information Quick Link Supplemental Questions

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Optional & Required Documents
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  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume

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