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Handling and Transport:
Remove artworks from permanent storage locations and prepare for transport to on- and off-site locations.
Make portfolios and boxes, wrap and collar artworks, and assist with other temporary packing.
Load, unload, and help transport artworks to the off-site photo studio for photography.
Assist in the preparation of works for the photography process and work with photographer during the sessions to move and stage works.
Re-package and organize artworks, and return them to their permanent locations.
Work under the direction of BAMPFA staff to rehouse and replace acidic storage materials, including interleaving and buffering materials.
Build new permanent housing for artworks, such as boxes for the Asian scroll collection.
Assist in the organization of the artworks during the photography process so that artworks move safely in and out of the different spaces.
Track artworks both on paper and in the collections database as they move from location to location.
Measure artworks and record descriptive information to be added to the database records as needed.
Assists designers, curators, registrar, and other museum staff as required.
Other duties as assigned.
Experience handling a variety of artwork media according to best practices.
Experience making and using packing materials to properly secure and safeguard artworks.
Attention to detail.
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
Access to reliable transportation.
Work well as part of a team.
Ability to safely lift 50 lbs. and to climb ladders.
Bachelor degree and/or equivalent experience in art exhibition installation.
Experience with handling Asian artworks.
Strong skills in box-making and housing artworks.
Salary & Benefits
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the Union negotiated range up to $22.22, Step 2.5.
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