Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Art Installer Job

Artisphere in Arlington County, VAseeks an experienced and capable technical assistant providing art installation services. This will ensure the smooth operation of the visual arts areas of Artisphere. Artisphere, Arlington's cultural center, offers a wide range of visual and performing arts programs, including music, dance, visual arts and theater. The 62,000 sq foot campus includes a ballroom, three performance venues, three visual arts galleries, Wi-Fi town hall, and is located in the heart of Rosslyn, a major transit hub for bus and metro rail.
Duties and responsibilities: 
• Partner with both in-house and outside curators for preparation and planning of exhibition installation. Installation and de-installation of a variety of works of art, in all media, for up to 30 exhibits per year.
• Maintain inventory and storage of works of art on display. 
• Maintain inventory of installation supplies and tools. 
• Participate in and/or manage process for drop off/ pick up of art work for juried exhibitions, special exhibitions, and site-specific installations. 
• Complete condition reports on all works of art received and shipped. 
• Assist in the training of volunteers and interns in gallery procedures. 
• Assist in maintaining the appearance of exhibition space including dusting, sweeping, cleaning of plexi, paint touch-up, as well as care and cleaning of miscellaneous exhibition furniture.
• Assist in maintaining ongoing exhibitions with works of art that may require daily examination, repair and maintenance. As needed, consult with curator and artist on most appropriate method of maintenance.
• Collect, organize and present data for price sheets and labels for exhibition.
• Assist with the installation/deinstallation of stationary and new-media based donor/sponsor initiatives.

 The employee must have the following:
• Excellent planning and organizational skills.
• Ability to read floor plans specifications and diagrams.
• Familiarity with the use of power tools.
• Skills in patching and painting walls.
• Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
The employee must understand proper handling of fine artwork of a variety of mediums, including digital media and the installation of video/electrical equipment.

Details here.

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