: University Art MuseumLocations:
: Binghamton, NYPosted:
: Jul 14, 2021Closes:
: Open Until FilledType:
: Part-timeRef. No.:
: 09506Position ID:
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Budget Title: Instructional Support Associate (SL-2)
Salary: $41,600 (Part-time, 80% of full-time)
Located at the center of campus, the Binghamton University Art Museum is a dynamic public space where staff and faculty engage students and the wider public through frequent original exhibitions and programming. The Binghamton University Art Museum has a permanent collection of over 4,000 objects selectively acquired over 50 years. These include works on paper, paintings, sculpture and decorative arts from around the world and spanning 5,000 years. These activities and objects are vital to Binghamton University, one of four research universities as well as the most selective undergraduate campus in the State University of New York.
Exhibitions are installed in the Main Gallery, the Susan M. Reifer '65 and Stanley J. Reifer '64 Mezzanine Gallery and the Nancy J. Powell Gallery, which itself consists of several small galleries. Exhibitions rotate regularly and are curated by museum staff, faculty members, and students. https://www.binghamton.edu/art-museum
The art preparator and communications assistant works with fellow museum staff members to execute the mission and vision of the museum. Chief responsibilities include the maintenance and preservation of the collection and museum spaces; the preparation, installation, and de-installation of exhibitions; and the careful handling, packing, and transportation of artwork; and the performance of modest design tasks, including website changes and design of social media and electronic mailings.
Part-time salaried position for approximately 30 hours per week.
- Lead the preparation, installation, and de-installation of exhibitions, including technology, as needed
- Mat, frame and install artwork
- Perform minor wall repairs and painting tasks
- Light objects on display
- Unpack objects received at the museum and pack objects to be shipped
- Transport artwork and furniture when needed
- Perform periodic cleaning
- Design object labels and make changes to website, Mailchimp, and social media
- Assist with other tasks when necessary
- Communicate effectively with fellow museum staff members as well as other departments on campus to complete a variety of tasks
- Work with volunteers or interns as needed
- Associate degree
- Ability to mat artwork and maintain a mat-cutter
- Excellent attention to detail and expert use of measurements
- Basic knowledge of hand/power tools (i.e. hammer/drill)
- Ability to operate and maintain a mat-cutter
- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
- Ability to operate and occupy powered lifts; climb ladders up to 8 ft.
- Ability to handle and pack 2-D and 3-D objects with care
- Must be able to work well under pressure, both independently and as part of a team
- Ability to complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner to meet deadlines
- Excellent communication and organization skills
- Valid/clean driver's license to operate a motor vehicle and ability to travel as needed
- Ability to use design programs such as In-Design
- Must be adept at maintaining web and social media content for the museum; manage content on the website within a content management system (Omni-Update); and manage other digital communications, such as Mailchimp.
- Bachelor's degree
- Knowledge of art and design or museum studies
- Experience in a museum setting
Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.
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Deadline for Internal Applicants: 07/29/2021
Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.
Persons interested in this position should apply online.
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