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Position summary: Handling, installation and de-installation of artworks and maintenance of MICA gallery spaces and storage areas.
General purpose: On Call, to supplement Exhibitions Departmentâs full-time staff of Preparators during installation and de-installation times
Assist Exhibition staff with exhibitions, galleries and storage areas
Ability to work long hours and on weekends, if needed
Ability to work with others in âteamâ environment
Ability to effectively communicate with a wide and varied clientele: students, faculty, and staff
Ability to troubleshoot and effectively assist students with installation in high-pressure situations
Knowledge of current technical-based platforms and media
Knowledge of correct safety practices in art installation and the ability to effectively communicate these with the MICA community
Ability to work within tight deadlines
Ability to work under own direction
Installation of a variety of art works, including 2D, 3D, technology based (LCD projections, sound installations etc)
Work with Exhibition staff to construct temporary walls in the galleries
Frequent moving and transportation of furniture and large installation objects and equipment
Safety and care of art objects in relation to packing and transportation
Working alongside MICA students in a gallery setting
Work with Exhibitions staff to mentor and teach art installation best practices to department work-study students
Work with Exhibitions staff to mentor and teach safety best practices to department work-study students
Safety and care of art objects in gallery and storage areas
Organization of tools
Sanding, spackling, and painting walls, pedestals and other gallery furniture as needed
General gallery lighting
Perform other related duties as assigned
Essential skills and experience:
General tool experience: drills, hammers, levels, painting equipment
Use of ladders
Strong numeric reasoning preferred.
Previous gallery/art-handling experience required
Knowledge of technical-based installations (video, LCD projection, etc.)
High school diploma or equivalent
Art handling or gallery/museum experience
Certifications/licenses: forklift and lift certification; ladder safety training
Reporting to this position: No direct reports.
Conditions of Employment:
Â·Conditions: Background Check
Â·Must be able to wear a respirator
Â·Work long hours, including evenings, and overtime as directed
Â·On call for weekend duties as needed
Physical demands and work environment:
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; climb; stoop; kneel; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; speak and hear. The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push, and pull up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.
Required training:Â Exhibitions Department Installation Guide and Policy handbook, MICA Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment.
Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.
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MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.