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Exhibition Preparator

Exhibition Preparator

Temporary for dates: Feb 13 – 24, 2023

Approximately 72 hours total work. 9 days Mon-Fri working 8 hours each day.

$21.00 per hour


Deinstallation of street artist Sentrock's exhibition with paintings, sculpture, installation, and video.

Art Handling and temporary storage of permanent collection materials.


Preparing artwork for pick-up, including wrapping paintings, disassembly of sculptural/installation pieces and video projection

Wall preparations for next exhibit, including patching and painting walls to white

Cataloging and wrapping permanent collection pieces

Moving permanent collection pieces to temporary storage


Plans and executes assigned projects with little oversight.

2+ years of demonstrated experience includes handling, installing, and mounting a variety of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art objects. In resume and/or cover letter, please provide examples of handing fine artwork, installing 2D and 3D fine artwork.

2+ years related experience within professional art or historical organization.

Knowledge of installation materials and techniques, knowledge of fine art packing.

Bachelor of Arts degree in Art, Art History, Studio Art, Museum Studies or a closely related program from an accredited college or university

Ability to work cooperatively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions to ensure art installation and storage run smoothly

Must be able to stand for extended periods, and lift objects up to 50lbs

Valid driver’s license

Self-insured for liability, a plus.

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to

We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for any role. If most of this job description describes you, then please apply.

The Elmhurst Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. The Elmhurst Art Museum is an arts complex with three distinct areas of focus. A balance of art, education, and architecture programming is central to our efforts of inspiring and enriching our community. We strive to hold public art events, as well as educational hands-on activities, related to rotating contemporary art exhibitions and the celebration of the McCormick house, a rare single-family home designed by Mies van der Rohe. The Elmhurst Art Museum is located in Elmhurst (IL), 25 minutes from downtown Chicago by public transportation (Metra)

Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Elmhurst, IL