Miami University — Preparator / Building Manager

Art Museum: Preparator/Building Manager will perform the installation and de-installation of all Art Museum exhibitions, oversee security, Art Museum physical plant, and Sculpture Park grounds.

Duties include and are not limited to: Installation and de-installation of all Art Museum exhibitions, including photography, matting, framing, mount-making, painting and construction of gallery and display furniture; Coordinate with Collections Manager/Registrar all shipping and receiving, packing and crating, preparing artwork for photography and/or study by University classes, and maintaining collections storage areas, assist with basic conservation needs; Point-of-contact with Physical Facilities, fire safety, public safety, security systems, HVAC monitoring, process work orders, and determine maintenance requirements for Art Museum physical plant and Sculpture Park grounds; Coordinate all work with Miami University Physical Facilities and outside contractors; Assist with facilities needs for security, programs, meetings and events on Art Museum property; Advises director and McGuffey Museum administrator on facilities and collections storage and installation issues. 

Required: Associates degree, vocational or technical training; 3-5 years of experience in museum exhibition design and installation; Experience in these knowledge/skills/abilities may be earned concurrently. Basic carpentry skills; Knowledge of museum professional standards; Experience with varied museum installations; Museum lighting; Art matting and framing; Familiarity with types of mount-making; Basic understanding of physical plant (HVAC) issues. 

This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Consideration will be given to candidates with a bachelor’s degree.

Submit cover letter and curriculum vitae to Inquiries may be directed to Robert Wicks at Screening of applications will begin February 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.  

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