Chicago Artists Coalition helps people connect with opportunities including calls for artists, jobs, grants, and art advising

Job

fullTime
Full-time ,
submitted by
CorbettvsDempsey

Preparator

Description:

Contemporary art gallery Corbett vs. Dempsey seeks full-time Preparator to join staff. The preparator will work closely with gallery staff on exhibition installations, artwork packing, shipping and storage. The candidate should be comfortable with a collaborative fast paced environment, taking direction from multiple people, and working closely with the gallery’s artists. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in advancing their art handling career.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the safe packing, transportation and handling of artwork during pickups, deliveries and installations
  • Work closely with Registrar, gallery staff, and artist(s) to properly care for all artworks
  • Manage gallery’s onsite and offsite artwork storage, under direction of Registrar
  • Coordinate and oversee all installation and deinstallation of artworks, including but not limited to gallery exhibitions, art fairs and viewings
  • Train, supervise and manage part time freelance assistants during exhibition installations and as needed
  • Assist Registrar in maintaining and updating artwork database
  • Work closely with gallery staff to care for and maintain artwork storage and all gallery facilities

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in professional setting
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and problem solve in the moment
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and a positive attitude are a must
  • Highly organized, proactive and comfortable working on long-term projects independently
  • Extensive knowledge of best artwork handling, storage and shipping practices
  • Experience with exhibition management and installation
  • Ability to carefully handle artwork objects, lift up to 50 pounds, climb ladders and reach in high and low spaces

This is a full-time, salaried position, 5 days a week with flexibility to work some evenings and Saturdays. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to cvsdapplication@gmail.com by Nov. 19, 2021.

Contact Info:
Katie Cato
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago