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The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets, and a guided missile submarine. Opened in 1982, the Museum, anchored aboard the former USS Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark, has welcomed more than 2 million visitors since 2012. The Mission of the Intrepid Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science, and service through its collections, exhibitions, and programming, in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.
 
Reporting to the Lead Fabricator and working closely with the AVP of Exhibitions and the Collections Manager, the Exhibition Preparator is responsible for the measurement, design, fabrication, and installation of object mounts, case supports, and supplemental case/base elements along with all internal case text and object label elements. The Exhibition Preparator Asses objects to determine the appropriate support while creating inconspicuous mounts.  In concert with the collections department, the Exhibition Preparator aids in the safe and efficient internal movement and installation of collections and loan objects while maintaining professional museum standards. The Exhibition Preparator aids in the maintenance of permanent collections and exhibition areas through systematic and routine cleaning, monitoring the condition of displays in exhibitions, and assisting with maintaining the lighting in exhibition cases.
Salary range: $26.44 - $27.40 per hour.
 
Responsibilities:
 
·       Familiarity with museum standards for artifact handling
·       Working closely with the collections team, curators, exhibition designer, facilities, and security staff.
·       Manage assigned projects, creates a plan, and execute to completion with little oversight
·       Prepare, install, and de-install objects for the exhibition including matting and framing, construction of mounts
·       Sensitivity to design to balance object safety and needs with the exhibition design intent
·       Accurate measurements
·       Ability to asses and implement display requirements: light exposure, accessibility standards, design intent
·       Ability to develop coherent and balanced object and label placements/layouts/arrangements
·       Basic graphic design - label layout and production
·       Interior case cleaning
·       Aid in case lighting and wire management
·       Ability to research (materials, techniques, references)
·       Historic space propping and sourcing reproductions
·       Maintain inventory of tools, equipment, and supplies for exhibit preparation; submit requests for supplies and materials as needed to the supervisor
·       Problem-solving: adaptive to aircraft carrier environment, balance accuracy with visual appearance
·       Maintenance of exhibit spaces
·       Other installation support as required
 
 
 
 
Skills/Abilities:
·       Ability to work independently
·       Conscientious, self-motivated, resourceful, flexible, and punctual
·       Ability to communicate effectively, remain organized, and execute details precisely under pressure
·       Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, or independently
·       Ability to work with multiple mediums including, but not limited to acrylic, fabric, padding, mat board, wire, wood, metals, laminate, adhesives
·       Proficiency with basic hand tools as well as standard wood and metal shop equipment, including computerized machining: laser cutter, CNC, vinyl cutter
·       Strong computer skills including familiarity with museum collection database program, i.e.: TMS
·       Experience in the safe operation and maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools, hydraulic lifts, fork, and scissor lifts
·       Proficiency in job-related computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, Illustrator, Photoshop)
·       Ability to read and follow diagrams and schematics
Educational Required:
 
·       Bachelor of Arts degree in Art, Art History, Studio Art, Museum Studies, or a closely related program from an accredited college or university
·       2+ years of related experience within a professional arts or historical organization
·       Demonstrated experience includes handling, installing, and mounting a variety of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art objects
·       Knowledge of installation materials and techniques, knowledge of fine art packing
 
Intrepid realizes that it is rare an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. If much of this job description describes you, then we encouraged you to apply.
 
We offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to be a part of a very rewarding time in the Museum’s history!
 
For consideration e-mail your resume with salary requirements to: resume@intrepidmuseum.org.  
 
Be sure to include the title of the position you are interested in and your salary requirements.
 
NO PHONE CALLS.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
 
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

 
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.