Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Location: Bloomington, Indiana,
Internal Number: 304406
ART MUSEUM (BL-AMUS-IUBLA)
Since its establishment in 1941, the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University (IU) has grown from a small university teaching collection into one of the foremost university art museums in the country. A preeminent teaching museum, its internationally acclaimed collection, ranging from ancient gold jewelry and African masks to paintings by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso, includes more than 45,000 objects representing nearly every art-producing culture throughout history. The Eskenazi Museum of Art recently completed a $30 million renovation of its acclaimed I. M. Pei-designed building, which now features 7 new galleries, 4 new centers (Education, Conservation, Curatorial Studies, and Prints, Drawings, and Photographs), and 3 art study rooms. The newly renovated museum is an enhanced teaching resource for IU and southern Indiana.
Assists the Chief Preparator to perform work related to the display, movement, packing, and shipping of objects in the Museum's galleries and permanent storage facility and objects on loan.
Performs skilled tasks related to the design, fabrication, and construction of crates, boxes, mounts, and all containers to house museum artwork/ artifacts.
Installs permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Handles, installs, and deinstalls artwork/artifacts for exhibition within the museum.
Builds display, storage, and shipping units for all artworks (both two- and three-dimensional) so that units meet professional standards regarding conservation and security.
Collaborates with Curatorial, Conservation, and Registration departments to fabricate mounts that ensure the safety of artwork and are aesthetically pleasing.
Maintains various equipment unique to Metalshop and Woodshop, such as Bridgeport mill, TIG/MIG welders, CNC bed, Table saws, Miter saws, Joiners, and wood planer.
Responsible for packing and transporting artwork in and out of state.
Performs in-house maintenance or repairs as directed by Chief Preparator and assists non-museum maintenance workers as needed; when Chief Preparator is absent, report needed museum maintenance to Chief Preparator.
Designs and plans exhibit casework, display layout, and viewing areas while working closely with curators and conservator staff.
Constructs and installs exhibits, labels, titles, displays, risers, and mounts in such a way that they safely hold artifacts/artwork and are aesthetically pleasing.
Devises and fabricates specialized exhibition aids.
Creates and repairs models, replicas, and dioramas for exhibit displays.
Devises and implements special lighting schemes within conservation requirements for galleries.
Builds display, storage, and shipping units. Packs and unpacks all museum artifacts/artwork entering and leaving the museum.
Uses tools ranging from common hand and power tools, such as hammers, saws, drills, and wrenches, to specialty painting and welding equipment.
Assists in directing the work of others.
High school diploma or GED
2 years of experience in art handling and/or carpentry or construction
Experience in painting and welding
Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner
Knowledge of basic computer skills and applications
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
Ability to read and interpret drawings, blueprints, and/or schematics.
Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools used to perform exhibit preparation duties
Ability to use tools ranging from common hand tools and power tools, such as hammers, saws, drills, and wrenches, to specialty painting and welding equipment
Attention to detail and the ability to safely and sensitively care for/handle exhibition artifacts/artwork
Knowledge of materials, methods, and tools used to perform fine art preparation duties and logistics with an emphasis on art handling and packing
High attention to detail and the ability to safely and sensitively care for and handle artwork
Understanding of Metal, Wood, and Painting trades and the equipment that are required within each trade function
Ability to use power and hand tools, including power saw, band saw, jigsaw, router, sander, corded and cordless drills, sharp knives, razors, screwdrivers and wrenches
Ability to read and interpret drawings and schematics
Knowledge of basic computer skills such as Adobe products and Microsoft Office suite
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
Working Conditions / Demands
This role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. This role frequently requires the ability to operate equipment. This role frequently requires the ability to remain stationary and ascend/descend ladders/stairs. This role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 50 pounds. The role requires the ability to detect items in close proximity as well as far away; discern between colors; detect objects in peripheral space of self; discern items in detail; and to have good depth perception. This position has frequent interruption, ability to concentrate through distractions is required. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Eskenazi Museum of Art, Bloomington, Indiana
$45,344.00 per year
For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
Multiple plan options for medical insurance
Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.