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COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, MIT Museum-Collections Management Team (part-time, 30 hrs/wk.), to pack and move Museum collections. Will warehouse, pack, crate, and unpack artifacts; provide safe transport of objects and other collections materials; track and record object locations throughout the packing process; build custom boxes, mounts, pallets, and other supports for artifacts; assist with inventory and photography, light cleaning of objects, and loading and unloading of trucks during shipments; support general maintenance and organization of the packing work areas, tools, and machinery and regularly review environmental monitoring sensors and data; help supervise temporary packers and train collections staff in packing/building techniques; participate in meetings and training sessions; and perform other collections-related duties/projects as requested.
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REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; two years' experience as a preparator or in a similar position in a museum, gallery, or arts organization; knowledge of museum standards and best practices in the care, safe handling, packing, and crating of 2-D and 3-D artifacts; experience handling and packing 2-D and 3-D artifacts; basic woodworking skills related to crate and custom pallet fabrication; knowledge of archival materials and fine art packing techniques, including proficiency with custom box-making, soft-packing, and cavity packs; experience with shop equipment, power and manual woodworking tools, scissor lifts, forklifts, and other warehouse equipment; basic computer skills and experience using museum/collections databases; valid MA license; excellent interpersonal skills; and ability to work collaboratively. PREFERRED: experience matting and framing works on paper; familiarity with cameras, photography, and image editing software, e.g., Photoshop and Lightroom; and familiarity with the Mimsy XG collections information management system and database. Job #22539-5
Work conditions: climbing ladders of ten feet or more; and lifting, pushing, pulling, and supporting heavy objects, crates, and other items weighing up to 70 pounds
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