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Assistant Art Preparator Tech, Student

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

**Must have work study award letter in hand.** Please complete the online application and attach Reference Contact Information. You may optionally attach a Resume.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Assistant Art Preparator Tech, Student
Position Type Student
Department Art
Department Web Address www.unr.edu/art
Job Description

The Assistant Art Preparator Tech is responsible for providing leadership in the management of all gallery functions under the supervision of the Art Preparator. The tech will provide assistance in installation of exhibits, preparation work, general maintenance, and organization of University Galleries and gallery inventories. Additional assistance is given to the Exhibition Coordinator and Director of University Galleries. The ideal candidate is an individual open to growing his or her skills with highly developed organizational and communication skills and attention to detail. This job would be perfectly suited to someone who has carpentry skills and appreciates art, but doesn’t necessarily have to be an artist. Having a comfort level with construction tools, drywall repair, patching and painting of walls, and art handling would be preferable.
The Assistant Art Preparator Tech will work closely with the Director and the Preparator; he or she will receive consistent coaching, but should already have an advanced comfort level with delegating tasks, narrating progress, prioritizing, and conducting business with professionalism. This tech will act as a role model for all staff as she or he demonstrates best practices in the handling of artwork. It is imperative that this tech exercises an intense level of ownership and responsibility for the success of this area of gallery operations.

This position requires 10 hours of work a week. Some weeks may have more or less work. This position will meet with the Art Preparator and/or the Director for 30 minutes each week and as needed. The Director should be cc’d on all email communications made on behalf of the gallery.

Required Qualifications

Candidate should have some experience with drywall, painting, and handling basic power tools. Candidate may have opportunity to learn art framing techniques.

Successful candidate will be able to complete the following after training:
• Works directly with the gallery Director, Art Preparator, Exhibition Coordinator, and other gallery staff
• Tasks volunteers with support work
• Maintains resources for students installing in the Student Galleries South
• Completes general maintenance of all gallery spaces in Church Fine Art Building
• Patches and paints exhibition walls as needed
• May correspond directly with artists, artist managers, gallerists, and estate managers
• Re-organizes and maintains the storage of equipment and tools used for the galleries
• Maintains an activity log and record of entrances and exits to the collection room
• Assists in condition reporting
• Assists the Director and Preparator with hanging and placing work
• Assists with the unpacking and packing of artwork
• Assists in the framing of Permanent Collection artwork
• Is responsible for identifying support tasks and delegating them to a team of volunteers and work- study students during installation
• Must be comfortable moving heavy objects with help, using a ladder, using power tools, and learning about various tools, hanging devices, and installation practices.
• Works with the Exhibition Coordinator on object research

Preferred Qualifications
Contact Information for this Position

Prof. Paul Baker Prindle
bakerprindle@unr.edu

Special Instructions to Applicants

Must have work study award letter in hand.

Please complete the online application and attach Reference Contact Information. You may optionally attach a Resume.

Responsible Search Coordinator Paul Baker Prindle
Job Open Date 08/23/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Close Date
Search Number 1001685

Student Posting Details

Student Position Type Part Time -- Work Study Only
Job Classification Student Worker II
Term Available Academic Year
Approximate Hours per Week 10
Hourly Wage $12
Number of Openings 1
Note to applicants:

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/CV

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * To qualify for a student position on the UNR campus a student must be enrolled as an undergraduate student, graduate student or graduate special during the fall or spring terms in any academic year. This information will be verified prior to hire. Please select the option that applies to you:
    • I am a current UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT, GRADUATE STUDENT or GRADUATE SPECIAL
    • I am NOT a current UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT, GRADUATE STUDENT or GRADUATE SPECIAL
    • I am an INTERNATIONAL STUDENT who meets the minimum international student employment eligibility requirements
  2. * Do you currently have a financial aid award for work study?
    • Yes
    • No