Art Preparator (Instructional Support Technician II), Temporary, Part time 50%
Sonoma State University
September 29, 2017
Rohnert Park, California
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Application Deadline First review of applications will be at 8 am on October 12, 2017. Applications received on or after the first review date may not be considered.
Conditions of Employment This is a part time, temporary, non-exempt position. Reappointment to this position is dependent upon the individual's performance as well as administrative and budgetary considerations. The university reserves the right to terminate this appointment earlier than the scheduled expiration date.
Responsibilities Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with the Seawolf Commitment, our values include respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.
Reporting to and under general supervision to the Administrative Manager, School of Arts and Humanities, the Art Preparator is responsible for a variety of duties, including the preparation of exhibitions from the permanent collection including scheduling, movement of artwork around campus, installation/presentation of artwork.
The Art Preparator works closely with the Gallery's Collections staff, GMC staff, and Campus Facilities staff and is an important team member, responsible for the well-being of the Gallery's collection.
Working independently the major duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following: -responsible for campus-wide exhibition installations -trains student preparatory staff, liaison with artists, UAG staff, campus staff, GMC staff, and facilities management personnel on order to complete installation -care and handling of the campus public art collection including storage, packing, condition reports, loan agreements, installation standards -creation and maintenance of campus art rotation timeline and calendar -work closely with Curator and Registrar on aspects of exhibition planning and installation -work with Curator and Registrar to problem-solve exhibition display possibilities, object security, packing, and storage -Manage and monitor the condition and appearance of exhibition installations and permanent collection -work with the Registrar to implement appropriate art handling procedures to ensure the safety of artwork and successful installations -assist the Registrar in general maintenance of the collection and art storage facilities, including conducting inventories -keep up to date on new technologies, tools, and archival materials -assist in the planning and installation of temporary exhibitions and rotation of the collection in cooperation with other staff members -maintain the Permanent Collections database -in conjunction with the director/curator and collections manager/exhibition coordinator, participates in planning and scheduling of campus-wide installations -realizes the proper handling and timely installation of all campus-wide exhibitions. After discussion with relevant UAG staff, prepares installation and de-installation schedules. - framing & repair of frames when necessary -works directly with campus and outside vendors order materials and supplies as needed -designs and creates signage include exhibition title walls and art labels -liaisons with facilities managements personnel in order to facilitate all exhibition needs -inspects, assesses and oversees maintenance needs for the site-specific outdoor sculpture collection -in collaboration with UAG staff and GMC staff, maintains shop and on-sight storage areas -cares for tools and equipment -assists with periodic inventory -receives, unpacks, packs, and disburses artwork following professional museum standards -oversight of outdoor sculpture collection: coordinator with facilities, structural engineers, artists, conservators and contractors in consultation with the UAG Director to maintain the collection and facilitate restoration and conservation projects -project manager for the movement of sculptures in accordance with the campus master plan -envision, research, execute all programming for year-round permanent collections exhibitions in consultation with UAG Director and GMC staff -works to assure the highest professional standards for the safe and appropriate handling, moving, storage, and installation of works from the permanent collection -maintains records of incoming and outgoing collections; monitors condition of objects on the campus.
Performs other secondary duties as assigned.
Duties take place mostly in the Art Gallery and Green Music Center located at Sonoma State University. The normal work schedule is Monday through Friday, 5 hours per day. As a non-exempt employee, any request for overtime will be specified and pre-approved by Appropriate Administrator. Evening and weekend hours may be required and will be specified only by the supervisor to meet operational needs. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator. The position may require occasional travel, by automobile, and the incumbent must be able to work some night and weekend hours.
Qualifications Equivalent to three years experience providing instructional support services for a related unit or discipline, or in producing materials or supplies or repairing, equipment in a discipline related to the area to which assigned. Two or four years of college with 16 semester units in related courses maybe be substituted for one or two years of the required experience. Working knowledge of MS Office including MS Word and Excel. Familiarity with Mac OS and ability to troubleshoot in that operating system is preferred.
Knowledge of the principles of performing support services; knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques related to the studio arts; knowledge of the materials and supplies in the studio arts and their uses. Ability to plan, organize, and schedule activities; ability to operate technical equipment related to the discipline; ability to maintain records; ability to adjust and perform simple maintenance of technical and process equipment. Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and in a team environment. Excellent interpersonal skill with the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff, faculty, students and the community. Ability to learn, interpret, and apply a wide variety of policies and procedures relating to and impacting the program. Ability to solve problems using sound judgment and reasoning to develop practical, thorough, and creative solutions. Demonstrate ability to be flexible to meet changing priorities. Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Demonstrate competency in effectively presenting standard information in both oral and written form; strong ability to understand, interpret, and communicate policies, procedures, information, ideas and instructions effectively. Ability to lift objects up to 75lbs, the job involves standing, squatting, kneeling, and walking. May require pushing or pulling objects within the weight limit. A valid CA Driver's license with a clean driving record.
Art Specification Qualifications: The Art Preparator will be trained in best museum art handling practices, have an eye for detail, be a creative problem-solver, and have the ability to make the most from limited resources. Working knowledge of museum standards for Collections Management as set forth by the American Alliance of Museums; Proficiency in art handling and knowledge of art storage requirements; Ability to organize and supervise complex exhibition installations; Knowledge of maintenance and conservation procedures for works of art; Ability to maintain computerized database of permanent collection; Knowledge of professional museum practices; Familiar with issues of installation techniques and design; Experience with shop equipment and ability to perform various skilled and semi-skilled tasks; Strong carpentry skills preferred.
Must have the ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university and establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents. Must be able to accept constructive feedback and work cooperatively in group situations.
Qualification Note Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.
Physical Requirements Requires successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam.
Application Process Click the 'Apply Now' to apply to this position. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered: 1. Cover Letter and Resume - application system only allows one document to be uploaded, so cover letter and resume must be included in the same MS Word or PDF file (file name should not contain any spaces or special characters) 2. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
Other Information Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
About Sonoma State University Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.
Sonoma State University's Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report is available at www.sonoma.edu/ps/about/jeanneclery.html; Annual Campus Housing Fire Safety Report is available at www.sonoma.edu/housing/general-info/emergency-prep/fire-safety.html.
Contact Information Sonoma State University Human Resources Main (707) 664-3100 Fax (707) 664-3196 1801 East Cotati Avenue Rohnert Park, CA 94928 email@example.com
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