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Preparator J. Paul Getty Museum

Preparator - J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks a qualified Preparator for the Preparations team located at the Getty Center reporting jointly to the Lead Preparator for installation and the Head of Preparations. Under direct supervision, and working with the installation team, the Preparator installs and maintains permanent galleries, special exhibition and temporary exhibition spaces, and art storage areas through use of appropriate materials, equipment, and methods to display, store, pack and transport works of art. Additionally, the Preparator executes the fabrication, installation, and storage of works of art, and furniture for permanent and special exhibition galleries.

Major Job Responsibilities

Works on assignments that are routine in natureAssists in maintaining the appearance of the galleries, including cleaning and dusting showcases, frames and pedestalsAssists in the movement, packing and crating of works of artCleans art work and adjacent areas in all of the museums galleriesUnder supervision, performs basic carpentry and painting tasksAssists in gallery installation and deinstallationCollaborates across departments to fabricate and install exhibitions and supporting materialsCollaborates across departments to pack, crate, receive, deliver, and install works of artMay develop, install, maintain and operate gallery and showcase lighting, including computer-controlled skylight and shade systemsWork is guided by supervisor yet, may act independently to determine methods and procedures based upon expertiseBuilds consensus through collaboration, listens and responds appropriately to others, and asks questions and offers input for positive resultsAdapts behavior and work methods, as needed, in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstaclesEffectively handles multiple demands, shifting priorities, and rapid change. 


High School/GED0-1 years related experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 License to operate a variety of vehicles and forkliftsCompetent using power tools, wood/metal shop machinery, and lifting apparatusesFamiliar with art object handling and installation, and art object packing and cratingCompetent in woodworking, cabinetry, metalworking, plastics, painting or decorative finishes, and general constructionDemonstrated ability to express thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing 

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