Come join us at The Field Museum we are searching searching for an Exhibitions Preparator I (Mountmaker) to join our team!
Under direct supervision and usually as part of a team, the Preparator/Mountmaker will fabricate mounts and install and deinstall temporary and permanent exhibits. Reports to Crew Leader, Production Supervisor, or Production Manager as assigned.
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Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with fabrication, assembly, installation, dismantling and/or moving of exhibit properties
Fabricating safe and stable structural support mounts for a variety of artifacts and specimens. Fabrication materials include metal, acrylic, fabric, and foam
Artifact handling and transport within the museum
Cleaning and repairing existing exhibits and displays
Mounting and dismounting artifacts
Building prototypes, samples, and models
Other appropriate duties as assigned
High school diploma or equivalent education is required; BA, formal training or equivalent experience is desired
Experience with oxyacetylene soldering or basic metalworking preferred
At least two years of work experience in a museum, industrial shop, or fine gallery is preferred
Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting
Must demonstrate manual dexterity
Proficiency in the use of shop tools, equipment, and carpentry techniques
Expertise in braising, welding, woodworking or replication is essential
Must be able to stand for long periods of time; walking is also required
This position requires the completion/passing of pulmonary function exam and respirator test (post employment-offer, prior to start date)
To SLewis, The word braising is used for both cooking and welding techniques. Here is a short definition of braising of metals.
Brazing is a metal-joining process in which two or more metal items are joined together by melting and flowing a filler metal into the joint, with the filler metal having a lower melting point than the adjoining metal. Brazing differs from welding in that it does not involve melting the work pieces.
"Expertise in braising, welding, woodworking ..."
Not to be a jerk, but braising is a cooking technique. Brazing is a welding technique.