SENIOR MOUNTMAKER- DEPARTMENT OF DECORATIVE ARTS AND SCULPTURE
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks a qualified Senior Mountmaker to join the Department of Decorative Arts and Sculpture Conservation located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, CA. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in museum mountmaking and exhibition installation with experience in designing mounts for a diverse collection ranging in scale from small jewelry to monumental sculptures. Preference will be given to applicants who are proficient in seismic mountmaking and have an interest in advancing knowledge and practices in this field. Working as a collegial and engaged team member with other Mountmakers, conservators, curators and art preparators at the Getty Center, the Senior Mountmaker will design and fabricate mounts for permanent collection installations and for temporary exhibitions, as well as supports for photography. They will undertake research into material use and technological innovation and strive to advance methods for the safe display of works of art for the display of the Museum’s collection, special exhibition program, and out-going loans.
- Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, studio arts, conservation, design, engineering, or industrial arts
- 7-10 years’ experience in design and fabrication of mounts and handling of art objects, 5 years of which in a museum
Salary information: Hourly: $33.48-$43.53
Link: Senior Mountmaker in Los Angeles, California | Careers at The Getty (icims.com)