Current Opportunities

Exhibits Preparator

As a member of the collections team, the Exhibits Preparator is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and de-installation of temporary exhibitions, and the maintenance of permanent exhibitions in 38 buildings. This manager supervises two art handlers and assists with planning and budgeting for the department. The Exhibits Preparator is a member of the planning and installation team for the annual Winter Lights event. This position requires occasional weekend, holiday, and evening work and infrequent overnight travel.

Duties and Responsibilities

·Oversee the installation, maintenance, and de-installation of temporary exhibitions.

·Supervise and train art handlers and delegate job duties as needed.

· Work closely with Curatorial staff for the design, fabrication, and lighting of exhibitions.

· Work closely with carpentry staff for the construction of exhibit furniture and painting of exhibition spaces.

· Monitor, maintain, and enhance exhibitions of the permanent collection in 38 buildings with an emphasis on the security and safety of collections and visitors.

· Assist with the planning, design, and installation of lighting for an outdoor seasonal event.

·Determine cleaning schedule for exhibition spaces in collaboration with Museum Services staff.

·Produce and install labels, graphics, and campus signage; install multi-media equipment.

· Outsource exhibition and signage needs that cannot be manufactured in-house.

· Assist in the development of exhibition budgets and procure labor and material cost estimates.


Education and Experience:

Coursework in studio art, graphic design, drafting, and multi-media technology preferred. Appreciation of American art and Contemporary art and design with 5 years’ experience in a museum or gallery setting required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Professional demeanor and ability to train and supervise others.

· Project management skills; able to work independently and as part of a team.

· Computer proficiency with experience in AutoCAD, Publisher, and Sketchup preferred.

· Carpentry, painting, and welding skills, knowledge of and safe use of power tools.

·Knowledge of safe art handling procedures and good manual dexterity.

· Knowledge of current museum lighting specifications and products.

· Matting, framing, and mount making experience.

·Able to stand for extended periods, lift 40 lbs., climb ladders, and operate scissor lift.

·Strong organizational and problem-solving skills and attention to details.

· Flexible with the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.

·Must have current driver’s license and clean driving record.

Job Type: Full-time


Salary Range: 
DOE $50,000

About This Job

  • Shelburne Museum
  • Shelburne, VT
  • Category: Professional
  • Salary Range: DOE $50,000
  • Posted: December 17, 2021