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Graduate Student Assistant Preparator

This position will assist in the preparation of general museum and gallery related tasks. The student will have basic carpentry skills and basic knowledge of gallery and/or museum protocols. Duties include carpentry, crating, soft-packing, painting (pedestals, walls, mounts), art handling, creation of labels for displays, multi-media installation and limited travel.

Education

  • Required: Current graduate student at the University of Illinois
  • Preferred: Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

Experience

  • Required: Flexible schedule, well organized, detail oriented, able to multi-task and troubleshoot effectively, must have valid driver’s license
  • Preferred: Experience with carpentry and art handling in a museum setting, basic technical aptitude to assist with lighting, audio and visual displays, art and/or museum experience

Position Details

  • Compensation: $10/hr; 10-20 hours per week
  • Duration: Summer (June 1 – July 31, 2015) and 2015-2016 academic year

To Apply
Submit resume and letter of interest to the Specialists for Design and Installation no later than May 22, 2015. Contact Walter Wilson wrw(at)illinois.edu to apply.

This position is also listed on the FAA Career Services Jobs Board.



Graduate Student Preparator

This position will assist in the preparation of general museum and gallery related tasks. The student should have advanced carpentry skills and advanced knowledge of gallery and/or museum protocols.

Duties include leadership ability, independent judgement, advanced carpentry, crating, soft-packing, painting (pedestals, walls, mounts), art handling, creation of labels for displays, multi-media installation and limited travel.

Education

  • Required: Current graduate student at the University of Illinois
  • Preferred: Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

Experience

  • Required: Minimum 2 years’ experience with carpentry and art handling in a museum setting, flexible schedule, well organized, detail oriented, demonstrated leadership qualities, proven ability to work independently, able to multi-task and troubleshoot effectively, must have valid driver’s license
  • Preferred: Experience with carpentry and art handling in a museum setting, demonstrated technical aptitude to assist with lighting and audio/visual displays, art and/or museum experience

Position Details

  • Compensation: $12/hr; 10-20 hours per week
  • Duration: Summer (June 1 – July 31, 2015) and 2015-2016 academic year

To Apply
Submit resume and letter of interest to the Specialists for Design and Installation no later than May 22, 2015. Contact Walter Wilson wrw(at)illinois.edu to apply.

This position is also listed on the FAA Career Services Jobs Board.



For future employment opportunities or for more information on university employment, please visit jobs.illinois.edu.

Undergraduate and graduate students who wish to gain experience in an art museum environment are invited to take advantage of the courses offered through Art Education and the Museum Studies program. For more information, please visit our learning opportunities page.


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