Museum Preparator and Exhibition Designer, Anderson Collection at Stanford University 50% FTE 1 year fixed term, with option to extend an additional year
In 2014, the Anderson Collection at Stanford University, designed by Ennead Architects, opened next to the Cantor Arts Center. The Anderson Collection is a world-class collection of 121 modern and contemporary American paintings and sculpture generously gifted by Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson and Mary Patricia Anderson Pence. The collection has grown to include additional artworks from other donors. Each work is exemplary of its movement, including Bay Area Figuration, Abstract Expressionism, and Light and Space Minimalism. The museum features temporary exhibitions as well as rotations of the permanent collection, and is a place of creative engagement, community programming, and active learning that explores the connections between art and life.
Under the supervision of the Senior Registrar of the Anderson Collection, the preparator works with museum staff and contract art handlers in the preparation, installation, storage, packing, and general handling of art objects in the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Preparator performs a wide variety of duties in support of museum operations and in collaboration with colleagues at Stanford and beyond.
Serves as Lead Preparator on assigned exhibitions including active participation in the design, coordination, and implementation of exhibitions using a high level of organization, communication, and time management skills.
Performs daily, weekly, and monthly exhibition checks and maintenance.
Prepares installation budgets for assigned exhibitions in consultation with the Senior Registrar.
Designs installation layouts in coordination with Director using a scale model and Adobe Illustrator, Google Sketch-up, or similar program.
Coordinates the production and installation of exhibition signage: labels, panels, and vinyl.
Works in galleries as part of the installation team for exhibitions and rotations.
Installs works of art using safe and secure handling procedures and security techniques.
Prepares galleries for exhibitions, including moving and leveling pylons and cases, spackling, painting, and carpentry.
Installs digital media and multimedia and electronics (film, computer, audio video).
Performs gallery lighting design, with knowledge of LED lighting, re-lamping and exposure settings specific to object requirements.
Packs and transports art objects to and from lenders and donors. Assists with receiving exhibition shipments; unpacking and repacking.
Helps maintain tools, equipment, shop spaces and art storage. Researches and orders equipment and supplies as needed.
Designs and fabricates custom mounts, exhibition furniture, and custom storage housing for long-term storage at Anderson Collection.
Other exhibition, storage, facility, office, and event duties as requested.
Occasional evening, weekend, and additional hours will be required.
Internal Number: 297152
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