Wednesday, May 6, 2009

That's Just the Way Things Go

Kelly Bennett, the master preparator at Blaffer Gallery, has flown the coop to Buffalo; this appeared shortly after she packed up the van and drove north. Any takers?

Museum Preparator at Blaffer Gallery

Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston, is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Museum Preparator to coordinate the fabrication, installation and disassembly of art exhibitions.

Specific job duties:
1. Prepares, hangs, installs and de-installs works of art utilizing proper handling and security techniques.
2. Selects, schedules and supervises installation crew for exhibition installations, packing and unpacking of loans, and special projects.
3. Oversees the painting and construction of pedestals, vitrines, fixtures and other finished structures for the display of works of art.
4. Collaborates with exhibition curators on the design and construction of special exhibit effects and temporary partitions.
5. Implements procedures for installation of works of art to ensure installations meet safety requirements.
6. Reviews upcoming projects to determine materials and services required; produces work schedules.
7. Coordinates the care, maintenance and storage of the collection.
8. Coordinates the scheduling of ongoing maintenance for galleries, and ensures that gallery spaces are well maintained and presentable to the public.
9. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires a 4 year degree. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in museum installation arrangement.

To apply, please visit the UH employment website at; posting # 064231

The University of Houston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Position open until filled.
Blaffer Gallery
The Art Museum of the University of Houston
120 Fine Arts Building
Houston, TX 77204-4018