Jul 28, 2022
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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. To see full job description and application go to: https://careers.hireology.com/fieldmuseum/889155/description 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 Qualifications: 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)
Jan 10, 2022
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The Field Museum is in search of an Exhibitions Preparator I (Mount Maker) to join our team! This is a term position through the end of December 2023. The Exhibitions Preparator I (Mount Maker) will fabricate mounts, install mounts and objects, and deinstall temporary and permanent exhibits. They will report to Mount Shop Supervisor or Production Supervisor, or Production Manager, as assigned. This is a seasonal position through the end of December 2023. We have a huge collection with several incoming shows each year. To see the complete job description and application procedures go to https://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/careers Scroll half way down the page to Open Positions and sort list.