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https://sjo https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341#jobDetails=1982374_5341 19-Jan-2023 Exhibition Production Specialist Harvard Art Museums 61113BR Job Summary Reporting to the Manager of Exhibition Production, provides logistical support for the Museums’ exhibitions and loans out programs. Prepares, installs, handles, and packs artworks, casework, and graphics for gallery presentations throughout the Harvard Art Museums, while adhering to correct policy and procedural guidelines. Works as part of a larger team in Collections Management as well as with other Harvard Art Museums staff. This position is based in Cambridge, MA, and is fully on-site. Position Description Duties & Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Manager of Exhibition Production, provides logistical support to all aspects of installation and de-installation of artwork. Prepare galleries with touch-up painting. Light galleries to museums’ standards. Secure and alarm artwork. Install gallery labels. Support the Manager of Exhibition Production and Installation colleagues in the handling of oversize and complex artwork and casework. Light-duty fabrication of casework parts, blocks, and related fixtures. Modify and paint fixtures as needed. Maintain galleries, dusting exposed art and pedestals, cleaning Plexiglas and glass casework and re-lamping. Provide design-related support as needed, including full-scale mockups of artwork and casework, and testing of color samples, lighting, and AV presentations. As assigned by Manager, assists the Collections department in the preparation, packing and handling of works of art for gallery installations, including reframing, glazing, and building of conveyances and handling mounts. Documents notes in TMS for art handling, packing and installation as needed. Operate trucks to transport supplies and materials, including crates and casework. Operates lifting devices, such as scissor lifts, forklifts, Genies, and hydraulic lifts. Work closely with photographers, conservators, curators, registrars and other Collections Management staff in storage and exhibition-related duties. Work with contractors in exhibition and storage spaces as needed. Serve as courier as necessary. Perform related duties as required. Specific/Additional Responsibilities: Fabricate exhibition casework and display accessories. Maintain shop tools and equipment, monitoring supplies and conducting daily maintenance. Act as Shop Safety Supervisor by training new staff on tools and equipment and facilitating annual inspections. Provide technical expertise and oversight to gallery lighting. Install lighting fixtures in gallery and maintain fixture inventory. Research and recommend lifting, rigging, and installation equipment, and develop strategies for handling oversized artworks. Support AV and electronic media installations. Basic Qualifications Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role: Minimum of 5 years of exhibition installation and art handling experience in a museum environment. Additional Qualifications and Skills Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Studio Art, Museum Studies, or related field preferred. Previous art handling experience and a high level of attention to detail are required. Ability to problem solve, work independently and be capable of excellence in a high-performance, team-orientated culture. Conscientious, self-motivated, resourceful, and flexible. Ability to communicate to various constituents of the museum environment with strong oral and written communication skills. Accuracy and meticulous attention to detail; ability to handle fragile collections in keeping within museum standards; knowledge of art handling equipment; strong computer skills including familiarity with museum database programs (TMS); excellent communication skills; ability to learn new computer applications; experience working with a digital camera; good organization and interpersonal skills; flexibility, punctuality; resourcefulness; ability to work effectively under pressure and in both a team structure and independently under deadlines. Physical Requirements Physical requirements include walking, standing, stooping, pushing, and pulling; must be able to reach and work above the shoulders, climb ladders, use personnel lift, kneel, twist, and squat. Must be able to lift heavy objects (up to 50 lbs.) comfortably. Additional Information Must have a Massachusetts driver’s license and be able to acquire a DOT medical card. The schedule is somewhat flexible. A 4- or 5-day workweek is possible, with a start time of 8 am. Some travel will be required. Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage. Harvard University Health Services employees and other health care individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University’s COVID-19 Information Website. Job Function Museum Location USA - MA - Cambridge Job Code 403086 Exhibit Assistant-Specialist Sub-Unit ------------ Department Collections Management Time Status Full-time Salary Grade 054 Union 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Pre-Employment Screening Criminal, Identity Schedule The schedule is somewhat flexible. A 4- or 5-day workweek is possible, with a start time of 8 am. Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values. EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. bs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341#jobDetails=1982374_5341
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https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home19-Jan-2023 Exhibition Production Specialist Harvard Art Museums 61113BR Job Summary Reporting to the Manager of Exhibition Production, provides logistical support for the Museums’ exhibitions and loans out programs. Prepares, installs, handles, and packs artworks, casework, and graphics for gallery presentations throughout the Harvard Art Museums, while adhering to correct policy and procedural guidelines. Works as part of a larger team in Collections Management as well as with other Harvard Art Museums staff. This position is based in Cambridge, MA, and is fully on-site. Position Description Duties & Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Manager of Exhibition Production, provides logistical support to all aspects of installation and de-installation of artwork. Prepare galleries with touch-up painting. Light galleries to museums’ standards. Secure and alarm artwork. Install gallery labels. Support the Manager of Exhibition Production and Installation colleagues in the handling of oversize and complex artwork and casework. Light-duty fabrication of casework parts, blocks, and related fixtures. Modify and paint fixtures as needed. Maintain galleries, dusting exposed art and pedestals, cleaning Plexiglas and glass casework and re-lamping. Provide design-related support as needed, including full-scale mockups of artwork and casework, and testing of color samples, lighting, and AV presentations. As assigned by Manager, assists the Collections department in the preparation, packing and handling of works of art for gallery installations, including reframing, glazing, and building of conveyances and handling mounts. Documents notes in TMS for art handling, packing and installation as needed. Operate trucks to transport supplies and materials, including crates and casework. Operates lifting devices, such as scissor lifts, forklifts, Genies, and hydraulic lifts. Work closely with photographers, conservators, curators, registrars and other Collections Management staff in storage and exhibition-related duties. Work with contractors in exhibition and storage spaces as needed. Serve as courier as necessary. Perform related duties as required. Specific/Additional Responsibilities: Fabricate exhibition casework and display accessories. Maintain shop tools and equipment, monitoring supplies and conducting daily maintenance. Act as Shop Safety Supervisor by training new staff on tools and equipment and facilitating annual inspections. Provide technical expertise and oversight to gallery lighting. Install lighting fixtures in gallery and maintain fixture inventory. Research and recommend lifting, rigging, and installation equipment, and develop strategies for handling oversized artworks. Support AV and electronic media installations. Basic Qualifications Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role: Minimum of 5 years of exhibition installation and art handling experience in a museum environment. Additional Qualifications and Skills Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Studio Art, Museum Studies, or related field preferred. Previous art handling experience and a high level of attention to detail are required. Ability to problem solve, work independently and be capable of excellence in a high-performance, team-orientated culture. Conscientious, self-motivated, resourceful, and flexible. Ability to communicate to various constituents of the museum environment with strong oral and written communication skills. Accuracy and meticulous attention to detail; ability to handle fragile collections in keeping within museum standards; knowledge of art handling equipment; strong computer skills including familiarity with museum database programs (TMS); excellent communication skills; ability to learn new computer applications; experience working with a digital camera; good organization and interpersonal skills; flexibility, punctuality; resourcefulness; ability to work effectively under pressure and in both a team structure and independently under deadlines. Physical Requirements Physical requirements include walking, standing, stooping, pushing, and pulling; must be able to reach and work above the shoulders, climb ladders, use personnel lift, kneel, twist, and squat. Must be able to lift heavy objects (up to 50 lbs.) comfortably. Additional Information Must have a Massachusetts driver’s license and be able to acquire a DOT medical card. The schedule is somewhat flexible. A 4- or 5-day workweek is possible, with a start time of 8 am. Some travel will be required. Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage. Harvard University Health Services employees and other health care individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University’s COVID-19 Information Website. Job Function Museum Location USA - MA - Cambridge Job Code 403086 Exhibit Assistant-Specialist Sub-Unit ------------ Department Collections Management Time Status Full-time Salary Grade 054 Union 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Pre-Employment Screening Criminal, Identity Schedule The schedule is somewhat flexible. A 4- or 5-day workweek is possible, with a start time of 8 am. Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values. EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341#jobDetails=1982374_5341 ?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341#jobDetails=1982374_5341
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