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Visual Art ,
submitted by
Jessica Cochran

Installation crew


The Ren is seeking experienced preparators to join our installation crew. Members of this team work to install and de-install four exhibitions per year at the Renaissance Society, in addition to occasional events and special projects. In addition to installing a wide variety of contemporary artwork spanning media, our ideal candidates can participate in the construction, painting, and wall papering of walls; the fabrication of pedestals, shelving, display furniture, and projection screens; and crating in a non-shop environment. They will also participates in the set-up and installation of audio and video equipment, soundproofing, lighting, window films, wall text, and labels.

We have immediate openings for shifts now through September 10, and for additional work on our 2021-22 exhibitions. Please send a resume to Jessica Cochran,

Pay range is $20-25, and is commensurate with experience.


•Must have excellent team skills while also taking initiative and working independently

•Knowledge of art installation and security methods, construction techniques, audio and video projection systems

•Ability to safely handle delicate/intricate art objects

•Proficient at painting, carpentry, plastering, and basic computer operation

•Ability to operate power tools and machinery

Physical Demands:

•Ability to do very physically demanding work, including lifting and carrying heavy objects and artworks, climbing stairs and ladders, being on ones feet for multiple hours, repeatedly stooping and kneeling, and working around paint, solvents, dust, and loud noises.

Contact Info:
Jessica Cochran
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago / Hyde Park