Opportunities

Facilities Manager (Part-time)
Start Date: February 2024
Hourly Rate: $25-$35
Hours: Estimated 20-30 per week (9:00am–1:00pm M–F and as needed to meet with contractors)


General Description:

The Facilities Manager is responsible for the safety and security of the art collection, building, and grounds. They coordinate and supervise independent contractors and perform small repair and carpentry projects.


Responsibilities include:

• Security of Building and Artwork: Point of contact for issues and projects concerning the safety and security of this Philip Johnson-designed building. Maintain timely communication with security company, first responders, and contractors, and follow-up with necessary service checks and/or staff training. Ability to be on site as needed off hours (please note that the Museum is not easily accessible by public transportation).
• Serve as point of contact and oversee work performed by all contractors (electrical, plumbing, HVAC, atrium garden, irrigation and pool service, roof, structure).  Conduct daily grounds, galleries, storage and faciltities equipment checks.
• Serve as a member of the Emergency Response Team.
• Ability to address day-to-day and long-term responsibilities independently.
• Keep abreast of current security practices and procedures.  Serve as gallery security as needed.
• Other tasks assigned by the Director.


Qualifications:

• Experience in an educational institution, art gallery, or museum.
• Carpentry and gallery preparations skills, ability to lift 50 pounds, ability to stand for more than two hours.
• Ability to work nights and weekends as necessary. Flex schedule as needed for the Museum's activities.
• Ability to multitask; excellent organization and communication skills and ability to establish and adhere to project goals and deadlines.
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), conversational Spanish a plus.
• Enthusiasm for working both independently and as a team.
• Willingness to contribute to a positive and collaborative culture that welcomes all audiences.


Please submit resume and cover letter to Helen Chason (hchason@kreegermuseum.org) to apply.

Employment is contingent on the verification of background information. The Kreeger Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Temporary Part-Time Art Handler
Start Date: May 2024
Hourly Rate: $30–$35 based on experience


Qualifications:

• Previous experience with hands-on installation and deinstallation of complex, and preferably, contemporary art installations.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with museum best practices for object care and handling, packing and moving of artworks, and appropriate display techniques.
• 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. 


Responsibilities include:

• Art Handlers/Installers assist 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.
• The Art Handlers/Installers generally work during a 2-week installation and deinstallation time frame.
• Art Handlers/Installers report to and provide support and assistance to Registrar.
• Prepare and organize tools and equipment required for installation and deinstallation.
• Assist with incoming and outgoing art and equipment shipments.
• Prepare gallery spaces for exhibition, including wall repair and painting.
• Assist in the construction and preparation of art installations, exhibition furniture, crates and packaging.
• Handle, move, place, and prepare art objects.
• Assist artists who are on-site for installation/deinstallation.
• Assist with the installation of A/V equipment, including speakers, monitors, and projectors.
• Assist with lighting of gallery spaces.
• Install labels, signage, and other didactic materials.
• Other duties as assigned.


Please submit resume and cover letter to Helen Chason (hchason@kreegermuseum.org) to apply.

Employment is contingent on the verification of background information. The Kreeger Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

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