Temporary Part Time Exhibition Technician, Miller ICA-2011294
The Miller ICA at Carnegie Mellon University seeks a detail-oriented Arts Technician in a temporary capacity to assist the Exhibitions Coordinator with hands-on preparations of exhibitions including:
installation and de-installation of artworks and other exhibition materials;
art handling with the safety and archival preservation of the artwork in mind;
performing gallery maintenance;
painting walls and pedestals for new installations;
keeping tool room organized and safe;
operating and trouble-shooting audio-visual equipment, DLP projectors, computers, bucket-lift and other equipment;
any other duties assigned.
The gallery contains 7000 sq ft of exhibition space and is located in the Purnell Center for the Arts on the Pittsburgh campus. We are looking for someone to be available to work varying schedules depending on the exhibition schedule and be available some weekend and evening hours as needed. In addition, you will be hard-working, responsible, punctual, disciplined and self-motivated, able to take direction and have an aptitude to learn new skills Weekly schedule is approximately 13 hours.
High School Diploma or GED
At least 1 year of relevant work experience
Technical : A/V, video editing, proficiency with Mac and PC, extensive knowledge of computer operation and basic digital photography; experience with Google Drive and Calendar, Sketchup and Microsoft Office Suite
Construction : Basic carpentry, building projection rooms, walls, pedestals and other exhibition apparatus; proficiency with power tools (table saw, chop saw, framing saw, etc); comfort using ladders and bucket lift, working at 20ft. heights;
Organizational : Experience in gallery setting, art handling, making labels and mounts; familiarity with registration methods including condition reports, experience crating, packing and shipping of artworks.
Internal Number: 2011294
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.