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Art Preparator, Works of Art on Paper

Manages and maintains permanent collection of works of art on paper. Prepares both permanent collection objects and loaned objects as needed, coordinating with Curatorial and Exhibitions departments. Fabricates storage systems and display mounts for standard and unique 2D and 3D objects. Custom mats and frames 2D artwork for storage and exhibition. Contributes to database cataloging. Supports MAG’s Director in developing and implementing effective strategies for all aspects of the strategic plan.


Maintains permanent collection of works of art on paper. Prepares works for storage and exhibition in accordance with professional museum standards; specifically, undertakes hinging, matting and framing. Maintains and organizes both print prep and print storage rooms. Consults with curators for conservation needs.
Fabricates storage containers for 3D objects. Creates exhibition mounts and troubleshoots for non-standard objects. Seeks to improve archival standards and safe storage methods.
Catalogues new acquisitions and updates data base object records of permanent collection works on paper. Courier of works of art to national and international loan exhibitions.
Manages bi-weekly dusting of permanent collection gallery spaces. Assists with art handling, movement, various collection storage, and installation activities. Coordinates rotations and installations of exhibited works of art on paper with facilities team and curator.
Provides public access to collection and behind-the-scenes for study upon request. Fabrication and installation of gallery object labels.
Maintains and orders print room supplies.
Other duties as assigned

Associate's degree in appropriate discipline required; Appropriate academic training in the fine arts or related field, with knowledge of graphic art techniques, specifically printmaking, art history and foreign languages preferred. 2 years specialized experience in related field required including previous experience in preparing works of art on paper for storage and exhibition or equivalent combination of education and experience. Required knowledge, skills and abilities: Specialized knowledge of professional techniques of handling and preserving works of art on paper, including archival matting, framing and storage procedures; Attention to detail and organization and high degree of manual dexterity; Valid NY driver's license and ability to utilize MAG and personal vehicles for art transport; Must be able to work independently and to exercise extreme care in handling fragile works of art. Some knowledge of museum registration and exhibition methods preferred.

How To Apply
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