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$21.63 - $24.00 (non-exempt), benefits eligible, 36 hours/week
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ABOUT THE HENRY:  The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the research and presentation of contemporary art.

The mission of the Henry is to engage all people with the transformative experience of contemporary art and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects (including photographs, videos, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, costumes, and textiles), the Reed Collection Study Center, and a location on the University of Washington (UW) campus, the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–20 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages.

At the Henry, we envision a world where art leads everyone to discover new possibilities in themselves, others, and the world around them. Core values include collaboration, taking risks, accountability, openness to uncertain outcome, innovation and discovery, racial equity and social justice, inclusion.

POSITION PURPOSE:  The Exhibition Designer/ Preparator is responsible for translating artist and curator ideas into exhibition design, including installation, fabrication and lighting design, on time and on budget.  The incumbent is knowledgeable in museum best practices and has technical expertise in installation and de-installation, packing and unpacking, handling and shipping fine art objects; designing and planning the fabrication of exhibition pedestals and casework, temporary walls and other exhibition materials to artist or curator specifications.

This position reports to the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, serves as core member of the preparatory crew and works in close cooperation with the curatorial staff, graphic design staff, the operations manager, the art and education team as well as exhibiting artists and visiting curators.

Note:  In consideration of employee health and safety during COVID-19, this position will be set up to work remotely until the Henry reopens, at a date to be determined.  However, due to the unique requirements of this position and the Exhibitions team, it is anticipated that on-site work for this position will commence effective July 7, 2020.  Safety protocols will be in place and communicated appropriately.

STATUS: Full time (i.e., 90% full time equivalent).  Benefits eligible.

PAY RANGE: $21.63 - $24.00 (non-exempt)

SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 36 hours per week.  Occasional evening and weekends required.

REPORTS TO: Exhibitions and Registration Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Work collaboratively to fulfill an artist’s and/or curator’s vision, including communicating effectively with all stakeholders, scheduling and attending meetings, creating and distributing floor plans and drawings.

Develop designs working to museum best practices for conservation of artwork and visitor experience.  Ensure design proposals are compatible with Henry values, are safe, and fit within the scope of the project resources.

Prepare design drawings for exhibition construction and case fabrication, in coordination with curatorial and exhibition staff. Research and prepare cost estimates for fabrication, installation, de-installation and other internal projects. 

Working in collaboration with the Senior Preparator and the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, contribute to the development of installation plans, work schedules and logistics for exhibitions. Schedule and manage contract service providers in support of exhibitions, collections and special projects as needed.

Design and implement exhibition lighting. Maintain lighting inventory and recommend upgrades where needed.

Remain current with approaches and developments in exhibition design, the display of museum objects and art handling practices.

Prepares the gallery spaces for exhibition including but not limited to: building and moving walls, patching and painting, preparing floor surfaces, creating and installing mounts, constructing and installing casework and other exhibition components.

Prepares artwork for exhibition, including but not limited to: reviewing and formatting AV files, matting and framing, transportation and packing, assessing AV and equipment needs, Mount making and fabricating commissioned pieces to artists’ specification.

Working with Henry staff, UW faculty and students, acts as project manager the yearly MFA/MDes exhibition, including updating relevant agreements, forms and schedules.  Conduct studio visits, create the exhibition layout, lead tour of the Henry for students, and organize professionalism meeting.

In collaboration with the Senior Preparator, acts as a mentor to the preparatory staff and ensure adherence to museum standards of art safety, environmental controls, human resources policies and security. Provide art handling, tool and equipment instruction as needed.

Support the work of the collection, including the packing, crating, assembly and transportation of artworks, the creation of storage mounts and other projects as assigned.

Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

Demonstrated progressively responsible experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience, preferably in a museum setting.

Thorough knowledge of art history/art-making techniques

Strong design skills. Creative, imaginative and practical thinking. Demonstrated proficiency in installation of exhibitions and layout and lighting design.

Effective communication skills for dealing and liaising with colleagues, artists and vendors through presentations, written drawings and designs. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Experience routinely meeting hard deadlines.

Demonstrated proficiency of handling valuable works of art in a wide variety of media including but not limited to paintings, bronze, ceramic, glass, metals, mixed media, textiles, works on paper, contemporary art and new media.  Experience and knowledge of safe and archival storage materials and techniques for loaned and museum collection objects, including matting and framing, packing and crating.

Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects (must be able to lift 50 lbs) and ability to operate genie lifts, forklifts, and pallet jacks, etc.

Demonstrated proficiency of practices and methods in mount-making including earthquake mitigation and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge with initiative and judgment, concern for detail, accuracy, and neat execution of work.

Demonstrated skills and knowledge of shop equipment and ability to effectively perform various skilled and semi-skilled tasks, including woodworking, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools. Experience framing, sheet rocking, taping and painting walls.

Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve excellent results, accepting that your own ideas may not be the final solutions. Ability to work with other specialists and an awareness of other people’s particular knowledge and experience. Ability create and foster a welcoming and safe environment for colleagues, visitors and artists to work and create.

Proficiency with design programs such as Google Sketch-up, the Adobe Design Suite, AutoCAD highly desirable and familiarity with computer applications in a multi-platform environment including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Project management experience a plus.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

The Henry acknowledges the historical structures and social dynamics that have continuously oppressed communities of color and we acknowledge our part in institutional racism. We also acknowledge that we are situated on the land of the Coast Salish peoples.

We are actively committed to racial equity and to building a strong foundation of inclusivity and awareness in all we do. We value discourse that brings forward voices and positions that have been – and continue to be – oppressed. We do not tolerate hate speech or actions.

We recognize that we are in the process of embodying these values across our exhibitions, programs, and operations; this is our ongoing work.

The Henry Art Gallery is a part of the University of Washington. For more information about race and equity at the UW, see www.washington.edu/raceequity/.

Diverse perspectives make us stronger. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume in one document (pdf preferred) to jobs@henryart.org.  No phone calls, please.  Open until filled.

ABOUT THE HENRY:  The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the research and presentation of contemporary art.

The mission of the Henry is to engage all people with the transformative experience of contemporary art and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects (including photographs, videos, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, costumes, and textiles), the Reed Collection Study Center, and a location on the University of Washington (UW) campus, the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–20 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages.

At the Henry, we envision a world where art leads everyone to discover new possibilities in themselves, others, and the world around them. Core values include collaboration, taking risks, accountability, openness to uncertain outcome, innovation and discovery, racial equity and social justice, inclusion.

POSITION PURPOSE:  The Exhibition Designer/ Preparator is responsible for translating artist and curator ideas into exhibition design, including installation, fabrication and lighting design, on time and on budget.  The incumbent is knowledgeable in museum best practices and has technical expertise in installation and de-installation, packing and unpacking, handling and shipping fine art objects; designing and planning the fabrication of exhibition pedestals and casework, temporary walls and other exhibition materials to artist or curator specifications.

This position reports to the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, serves as core member of the preparatory crew and works in close cooperation with the curatorial staff, graphic design staff, the operations manager, the art and education team as well as exhibiting artists and visiting curators.

Note:  In consideration of employee health and safety during COVID-19, this position will be set up to work remotely until the Henry reopens, at a date to be determined.  However, due to the unique requirements of this position and the Exhibitions team, it is anticipated that on-site work for this position will commence effective July 7, 2020.  Safety protocols will be in place and communicated appropriately.

STATUS: Full time (i.e., 90% full time equivalent).  Benefits eligible.

PAY RANGE: $21.63 - $24.00 (non-exempt)

SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 36 hours per week.  Occasional evening and weekends required.

REPORTS TO: Exhibitions and Registration Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Work collaboratively to fulfill an artist’s and/or curator’s vision, including communicating effectively with all stakeholders, scheduling and attending meetings, creating and distributing floor plans and drawings.

Develop designs working to museum best practices for conservation of artwork and visitor experience.  Ensure design proposals are compatible with Henry values, are safe, and fit within the scope of the project resources.

Prepare design drawings for exhibition construction and case fabrication, in coordination with curatorial and exhibition staff. Research and prepare cost estimates for fabrication, installation, de-installation and other internal projects. 

Working in collaboration with the Senior Preparator and the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, contribute to the development of installation plans, work schedules and logistics for exhibitions. Schedule and manage contract service providers in support of exhibitions, collections and special projects as needed.

Design and implement exhibition lighting. Maintain lighting inventory and recommend upgrades where needed.

Remain current with approaches and developments in exhibition design, the display of museum objects and art handling practices.

Prepares the gallery spaces for exhibition including but not limited to: building and moving walls, patching and painting, preparing floor surfaces, creating and installing mounts, constructing and installing casework and other exhibition components.

Prepares artwork for exhibition, including but not limited to: reviewing and formatting AV files, matting and framing, transportation and packing, assessing AV and equipment needs, Mount making and fabricating commissioned pieces to artists’ specification.

Working with Henry staff, UW faculty and students, acts as project manager the yearly MFA/MDes exhibition, including updating relevant agreements, forms and schedules.  Conduct studio visits, create the exhibition layout, lead tour of the Henry for students, and organize professionalism meeting.

In collaboration with the Senior Preparator, acts as a mentor to the preparatory staff and ensure adherence to museum standards of art safety, environmental controls, human resources policies and security. Provide art handling, tool and equipment instruction as needed.

Support the work of the collection, including the packing, crating, assembly and transportation of artworks, the creation of storage mounts and other projects as assigned.

Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

Demonstrated progressively responsible experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience, preferably in a museum setting.

Thorough knowledge of art history/art-making techniques

Strong design skills. Creative, imaginative and practical thinking. Demonstrated proficiency in installation of exhibitions and layout and lighting design.

Effective communication skills for dealing and liaising with colleagues, artists and vendors through presentations, written drawings and designs. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Experience routinely meeting hard deadlines.

Demonstrated proficiency of handling valuable works of art in a wide variety of media including but not limited to paintings, bronze, ceramic, glass, metals, mixed media, textiles, works on paper, contemporary art and new media.  Experience and knowledge of safe and archival storage materials and techniques for loaned and museum collection objects, including matting and framing, packing and crating.

Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects (must be able to lift 50 lbs) and ability to operate genie lifts, forklifts, and pallet jacks, etc.

Demonstrated proficiency of practices and methods in mount-making including earthquake mitigation and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge with initiative and judgment, concern for detail, accuracy, and neat execution of work.

Demonstrated skills and knowledge of shop equipment and ability to effectively perform various skilled and semi-skilled tasks, including woodworking, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools. Experience framing, sheet rocking, taping and painting walls.

Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve excellent results, accepting that your own ideas may not be the final solutions. Ability to work with other specialists and an awareness of other people’s particular knowledge and experience. Ability create and foster a welcoming and safe environment for colleagues, visitors and artists to work and create.

Proficiency with design programs such as Google Sketch-up, the Adobe Design Suite, AutoCAD highly desirable and familiarity with computer applications in a multi-platform environment including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Project management experience a plus.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

The Henry acknowledges the historical structures and social dynamics that have continuously oppressed communities of color and we acknowledge our part in institutional racism. We also acknowledge that we are situated on the land of the Coast Salish peoples.

We are actively committed to racial equity and to building a strong foundation of inclusivity and awareness in all we do. We value discourse that brings forward voices and positions that have been – and continue to be – oppressed. We do not tolerate hate speech or actions.

We recognize that we are in the process of embodying these values across our exhibitions, programs, and operations; this is our ongoing work.

The Henry Art Gallery is a part of the University of Washington. For more information about race and equity at the UW, see www.washington.edu/raceequity/.

Diverse perspectives make us stronger. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume in one document (pdf preferred) to jobs@henryart.org.  No phone calls, please.  Open until filled.

ABOUT THE HENRY:  The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the research and presentation of contemporary art.

The mission of the Henry is to engage all people with the transformative experience of contemporary art and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects (including photographs, videos, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, costumes, and textiles), the Reed Collection Study Center, and a location on the University of Washington (UW) campus, the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–20 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages.

At the Henry, we envision a world where art leads everyone to discover new possibilities in themselves, others, and the world around them. Core values include collaboration, taking risks, accountability, openness to uncertain outcome, innovation and discovery, racial equity and social justice, inclusion.

POSITION PURPOSE:  The Exhibition Designer/ Preparator is responsible for translating artist and curator ideas into exhibition design, including installation, fabrication and lighting design, on time and on budget.  The incumbent is knowledgeable in museum best practices and has technical expertise in installation and de-installation, packing and unpacking, handling and shipping fine art objects; designing and planning the fabrication of exhibition pedestals and casework, temporary walls and other exhibition materials to artist or curator specifications.

This position reports to the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, serves as core member of the preparatory crew and works in close cooperation with the curatorial staff, graphic design staff, the operations manager, the art and education team as well as exhibiting artists and visiting curators.

Note:  In consideration of employee health and safety during COVID-19, this position will be set up to work remotely until the Henry reopens, at a date to be determined.  However, due to the unique requirements of this position and the Exhibitions team, it is anticipated that on-site work for this position will commence effective July 7, 2020.  Safety protocols will be in place and communicated appropriately.

STATUS: Full time (i.e., 90% full time equivalent).  Benefits eligible.

PAY RANGE: $21.63 - $24.00 (non-exempt)

SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 36 hours per week.  Occasional evening and weekends required.

REPORTS TO: Exhibitions and Registration Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Work collaboratively to fulfill an artist’s and/or curator’s vision, including communicating effectively with all stakeholders, scheduling and attending meetings, creating and distributing floor plans and drawings.

Develop designs working to museum best practices for conservation of artwork and visitor experience.  Ensure design proposals are compatible with Henry values, are safe, and fit within the scope of the project resources.

Prepare design drawings for exhibition construction and case fabrication, in coordination with curatorial and exhibition staff. Research and prepare cost estimates for fabrication, installation, de-installation and other internal projects. 

Working in collaboration with the Senior Preparator and the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, contribute to the development of installation plans, work schedules and logistics for exhibitions. Schedule and manage contract service providers in support of exhibitions, collections and special projects as needed.

Design and implement exhibition lighting. Maintain lighting inventory and recommend upgrades where needed.

Remain current with approaches and developments in exhibition design, the display of museum objects and art handling practices.

Prepares the gallery spaces for exhibition including but not limited to: building and moving walls, patching and painting, preparing floor surfaces, creating and installing mounts, constructing and installing casework and other exhibition components.

Prepares artwork for exhibition, including but not limited to: reviewing and formatting AV files, matting and framing, transportation and packing, assessing AV and equipment needs, Mount making and fabricating commissioned pieces to artists’ specification.

Working with Henry staff, UW faculty and students, acts as project manager the yearly MFA/MDes exhibition, including updating relevant agreements, forms and schedules.  Conduct studio visits, create the exhibition layout, lead tour of the Henry for students, and organize professionalism meeting.

In collaboration with the Senior Preparator, acts as a mentor to the preparatory staff and ensure adherence to museum standards of art safety, environmental controls, human resources policies and security. Provide art handling, tool and equipment instruction as needed.

Support the work of the collection, including the packing, crating, assembly and transportation of artworks, the creation of storage mounts and other projects as assigned.

Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

Demonstrated progressively responsible experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience, preferably in a museum setting.

Thorough knowledge of art history/art-making techniques

Strong design skills. Creative, imaginative and practical thinking. Demonstrated proficiency in installation of exhibitions and layout and lighting design.

Effective communication skills for dealing and liaising with colleagues, artists and vendors through presentations, written drawings and designs. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Experience routinely meeting hard deadlines.

Demonstrated proficiency of handling valuable works of art in a wide variety of media including but not limited to paintings, bronze, ceramic, glass, metals, mixed media, textiles, works on paper, contemporary art and new media.  Experience and knowledge of safe and archival storage materials and techniques for loaned and museum collection objects, including matting and framing, packing and crating.

Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects (must be able to lift 50 lbs) and ability to operate genie lifts, forklifts, and pallet jacks, etc.

Demonstrated proficiency of practices and methods in mount-making including earthquake mitigation and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge with initiative and judgment, concern for detail, accuracy, and neat execution of work.

Demonstrated skills and knowledge of shop equipment and ability to effectively perform various skilled and semi-skilled tasks, including woodworking, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools. Experience framing, sheet rocking, taping and painting walls.

Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve excellent results, accepting that your own ideas may not be the final solutions. Ability to work with other specialists and an awareness of other people’s particular knowledge and experience. Ability create and foster a welcoming and safe environment for colleagues, visitors and artists to work and create.

Proficiency with design programs such as Google Sketch-up, the Adobe Design Suite, AutoCAD highly desirable and familiarity with computer applications in a multi-platform environment including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Project management experience a plus.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

The Henry acknowledges the historical structures and social dynamics that have continuously oppressed communities of color and we acknowledge our part in institutional racism. We also acknowledge that we are situated on the land of the Coast Salish peoples.

We are actively committed to racial equity and to building a strong foundation of inclusivity and awareness in all we do. We value discourse that brings forward voices and positions that have been – and continue to be – oppressed. We do not tolerate hate speech or actions.

We recognize that we are in the process of embodying these values across our exhibitions, programs, and operations; this is our ongoing work.

The Henry Art Gallery is a part of the University of Washington. For more information about race and equity at the UW, see www.washington.edu/raceequity/.

Diverse perspectives make us stronger. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume in one document (pdf preferred) to jobs@henryart.org.  No phone calls, please.  Open until filled.

ABOUT THE HENRY:  The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the research and presentation of contemporary art.

The mission of the Henry is to engage all people with the transformative experience of contemporary art and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects (including photographs, videos, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, costumes, and textiles), the Reed Collection Study Center, and a location on the University of Washington (UW) campus, the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–20 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages.

At the Henry, we envision a world where art leads everyone to discover new possibilities in themselves, others, and the world around them. Core values include collaboration, taking risks, accountability, openness to uncertain outcome, innovation and discovery, racial equity and social justice, inclusion.

POSITION PURPOSE:  The Exhibition Designer/ Preparator is responsible for translating artist and curator ideas into exhibition design, including installation, fabrication and lighting design, on time and on budget.  The incumbent is knowledgeable in museum best practices and has technical expertise in installation and de-installation, packing and unpacking, handling and shipping fine art objects; designing and planning the fabrication of exhibition pedestals and casework, temporary walls and other exhibition materials to artist or curator specifications.

This position reports to the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, serves as core member of the preparatory crew and works in close cooperation with the curatorial staff, graphic design staff, the operations manager, the art and education team as well as exhibiting artists and visiting curators.

Note:  In consideration of employee health and safety during COVID-19, this position will be set up to work remotely until the Henry reopens, at a date to be determined.  However, due to the unique requirements of this position and the Exhibitions team, it is anticipated that on-site work for this position will commence effective July 7, 2020.  Safety protocols will be in place and communicated appropriately.

STATUS: Full time (i.e., 90% full time equivalent).  Benefits eligible.

PAY RANGE: $21.63 - $24.00 (non-exempt)

SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 36 hours per week.  Occasional evening and weekends required.

REPORTS TO: Exhibitions and Registration Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Work collaboratively to fulfill an artist’s and/or curator’s vision, including communicating effectively with all stakeholders, scheduling and attending meetings, creating and distributing floor plans and drawings.

Develop designs working to museum best practices for conservation of artwork and visitor experience.  Ensure design proposals are compatible with Henry values, are safe, and fit within the scope of the project resources.

Prepare design drawings for exhibition construction and case fabrication, in coordination with curatorial and exhibition staff. Research and prepare cost estimates for fabrication, installation, de-installation and other internal projects. 

Working in collaboration with the Senior Preparator and the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, contribute to the development of installation plans, work schedules and logistics for exhibitions. Schedule and manage contract service providers in support of exhibitions, collections and special projects as needed.

Design and implement exhibition lighting. Maintain lighting inventory and recommend upgrades where needed.

Remain current with approaches and developments in exhibition design, the display of museum objects and art handling practices.

Prepares the gallery spaces for exhibition including but not limited to: building and moving walls, patching and painting, preparing floor surfaces, creating and installing mounts, constructing and installing casework and other exhibition components.

Prepares artwork for exhibition, including but not limited to: reviewing and formatting AV files, matting and framing, transportation and packing, assessing AV and equipment needs, Mount making and fabricating commissioned pieces to artists’ specification.

Working with Henry staff, UW faculty and students, acts as project manager the yearly MFA/MDes exhibition, including updating relevant agreements, forms and schedules.  Conduct studio visits, create the exhibition layout, lead tour of the Henry for students, and organize professionalism meeting.

In collaboration with the Senior Preparator, acts as a mentor to the preparatory staff and ensure adherence to museum standards of art safety, environmental controls, human resources policies and security. Provide art handling, tool and equipment instruction as needed.

Support the work of the collection, including the packing, crating, assembly and transportation of artworks, the creation of storage mounts and other projects as assigned.

Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

Demonstrated progressively responsible experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience, preferably in a museum setting.

Thorough knowledge of art history/art-making techniques

Strong design skills. Creative, imaginative and practical thinking. Demonstrated proficiency in installation of exhibitions and layout and lighting design.

Effective communication skills for dealing and liaising with colleagues, artists and vendors through presentations, written drawings and designs. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Experience routinely meeting hard deadlines.

Demonstrated proficiency of handling valuable works of art in a wide variety of media including but not limited to paintings, bronze, ceramic, glass, metals, mixed media, textiles, works on paper, contemporary art and new media.  Experience and knowledge of safe and archival storage materials and techniques for loaned and museum collection objects, including matting and framing, packing and crating.

Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects (must be able to lift 50 lbs) and ability to operate genie lifts, forklifts, and pallet jacks, etc.

Demonstrated proficiency of practices and methods in mount-making including earthquake mitigation and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge with initiative and judgment, concern for detail, accuracy, and neat execution of work.

Demonstrated skills and knowledge of shop equipment and ability to effectively perform various skilled and semi-skilled tasks, including woodworking, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools. Experience framing, sheet rocking, taping and painting walls.

Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve excellent results, accepting that your own ideas may not be the final solutions. Ability to work with other specialists and an awareness of other people’s particular knowledge and experience. Ability create and foster a welcoming and safe environment for colleagues, visitors and artists to work and create.

Proficiency with design programs such as Google Sketch-up, the Adobe Design Suite, AutoCAD highly desirable and familiarity with computer applications in a multi-platform environment including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Project management experience a plus.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

The Henry acknowledges the historical structures and social dynamics that have continuously oppressed communities of color and we acknowledge our part in institutional racism. We also acknowledge that we are situated on the land of the Coast Salish peoples.

We are actively committed to racial equity and to building a strong foundation of inclusivity and awareness in all we do. We value discourse that brings forward voices and positions that have been – and continue to be – oppressed. We do not tolerate hate speech or actions.

We recognize that we are in the process of embodying these values across our exhibitions, programs, and operations; this is our ongoing work.

The Henry Art Gallery is a part of the University of Washington. For more information about race and equity at the UW, see www.washington.edu/raceequity/.

Diverse perspectives make us stronger. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume in one document (pdf preferred) to jobs@henryart.org.  No phone calls, please.  Open until filled.

ABOUT THE HENRY:  The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the research and presentation of contemporary art.

The mission of the Henry is to engage all people with the transformative experience of contemporary art and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects (including photographs, videos, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, costumes, and textiles), the Reed Collection Study Center, and a location on the University of Washington (UW) campus, the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–20 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages.

At the Henry, we envision a world where art leads everyone to discover new possibilities in themselves, others, and the world around them. Core values include collaboration, taking risks, accountability, openness to uncertain outcome, innovation and discovery, racial equity and social justice, inclusion.

POSITION PURPOSE:  The Exhibition Designer/ Preparator is responsible for translating artist and curator ideas into exhibition design, including installation, fabrication and lighting design, on time and on budget.  The incumbent is knowledgeable in museum best practices and has technical expertise in installation and de-installation, packing and unpacking, handling and shipping fine art objects; designing and planning the fabrication of exhibition pedestals and casework, temporary walls and other exhibition materials to artist or curator specifications.

This position reports to the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, serves as core member of the preparatory crew and works in close cooperation with the curatorial staff, graphic design staff, the operations manager, the art and education team as well as exhibiting artists and visiting curators.

Note:  In consideration of employee health and safety during COVID-19, this position will be set up to work remotely until the Henry reopens, at a date to be determined.  However, due to the unique requirements of this position and the Exhibitions team, it is anticipated that on-site work for this position will commence effective July 7, 2020.  Safety protocols will be in place and communicated appropriately.

STATUS: Full time (i.e., 90% full time equivalent).  Benefits eligible.

PAY RANGE: $21.63 - $24.00 (non-exempt)

SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 36 hours per week.  Occasional evening and weekends required.

REPORTS TO: Exhibitions and Registration Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Work collaboratively to fulfill an artist’s and/or curator’s vision, including communicating effectively with all stakeholders, scheduling and attending meetings, creating and distributing floor plans and drawings.

Develop designs working to museum best practices for conservation of artwork and visitor experience.  Ensure design proposals are compatible with Henry values, are safe, and fit within the scope of the project resources.

Prepare design drawings for exhibition construction and case fabrication, in coordination with curatorial and exhibition staff. Research and prepare cost estimates for fabrication, installation, de-installation and other internal projects. 

Working in collaboration with the Senior Preparator and the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, contribute to the development of installation plans, work schedules and logistics for exhibitions. Schedule and manage contract service providers in support of exhibitions, collections and special projects as needed.

Design and implement exhibition lighting. Maintain lighting inventory and recommend upgrades where needed.

Remain current with approaches and developments in exhibition design, the display of museum objects and art handling practices.

Prepares the gallery spaces for exhibition including but not limited to: building and moving walls, patching and painting, preparing floor surfaces, creating and installing mounts, constructing and installing casework and other exhibition components.

Prepares artwork for exhibition, including but not limited to: reviewing and formatting AV files, matting and framing, transportation and packing, assessing AV and equipment needs, Mount making and fabricating commissioned pieces to artists’ specification.

Working with Henry staff, UW faculty and students, acts as project manager the yearly MFA/MDes exhibition, including updating relevant agreements, forms and schedules.  Conduct studio visits, create the exhibition layout, lead tour of the Henry for students, and organize professionalism meeting.

In collaboration with the Senior Preparator, acts as a mentor to the preparatory staff and ensure adherence to museum standards of art safety, environmental controls, human resources policies and security. Provide art handling, tool and equipment instruction as needed.

Support the work of the collection, including the packing, crating, assembly and transportation of artworks, the creation of storage mounts and other projects as assigned.

Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

Demonstrated progressively responsible experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience, preferably in a museum setting.

Thorough knowledge of art history/art-making techniques

Strong design skills. Creative, imaginative and practical thinking. Demonstrated proficiency in installation of exhibitions and layout and lighting design.

Effective communication skills for dealing and liaising with colleagues, artists and vendors through presentations, written drawings and designs. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Experience routinely meeting hard deadlines.

Demonstrated proficiency of handling valuable works of art in a wide variety of media including but not limited to paintings, bronze, ceramic, glass, metals, mixed media, textiles, works on paper, contemporary art and new media.  Experience and knowledge of safe and archival storage materials and techniques for loaned and museum collection objects, including matting and framing, packing and crating.

Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects (must be able to lift 50 lbs) and ability to operate genie lifts, forklifts, and pallet jacks, etc.

Demonstrated proficiency of practices and methods in mount-making including earthquake mitigation and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge with initiative and judgment, concern for detail, accuracy, and neat execution of work.

Demonstrated skills and knowledge of shop equipment and ability to effectively perform various skilled and semi-skilled tasks, including woodworking, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools. Experience framing, sheet rocking, taping and painting walls.

Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve excellent results, accepting that your own ideas may not be the final solutions. Ability to work with other specialists and an awareness of other people’s particular knowledge and experience. Ability create and foster a welcoming and safe environment for colleagues, visitors and artists to work and create.

Proficiency with design programs such as Google Sketch-up, the Adobe Design Suite, AutoCAD highly desirable and familiarity with computer applications in a multi-platform environment including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Project management experience a plus.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

The Henry acknowledges the historical structures and social dynamics that have continuously oppressed communities of color and we acknowledge our part in institutional racism. We also acknowledge that we are situated on the land of the Coast Salish peoples.

We are actively committed to racial equity and to building a strong foundation of inclusivity and awareness in all we do. We value discourse that brings forward voices and positions that have been – and continue to be – oppressed. We do not tolerate hate speech or actions.

We recognize that we are in the process of embodying these values across our exhibitions, programs, and operations; this is our ongoing work.

The Henry Art Gallery is a part of the University of Washington. For more information about race and equity at the UW, see www.washington.edu/raceequity/.

Diverse perspectives make us stronger. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume in one document (pdf preferred) to jobs@henryart.org.  No phone calls, please.  Open until filled.

ABOUT THE HENRY:  The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the research and presentation of contemporary art.

The mission of the Henry is to engage all people with the transformative experience of contemporary art and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects (including photographs, videos, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, costumes, and textiles), the Reed Collection Study Center, and a location on the University of Washington (UW) campus, the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–20 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages.

At the Henry, we envision a world where art leads everyone to discover new possibilities in themselves, others, and the world around them. Core values include collaboration, taking risks, accountability, openness to uncertain outcome, innovation and discovery, racial equity and social justice, inclusion.

POSITION PURPOSE:  The Exhibition Designer/ Preparator is responsible for translating artist and curator ideas into exhibition design, including installation, fabrication and lighting design, on time and on budget.  The incumbent is knowledgeable in museum best practices and has technical expertise in installation and de-installation, packing and unpacking, handling and shipping fine art objects; designing and planning the fabrication of exhibition pedestals and casework, temporary walls and other exhibition materials to artist or curator specifications.

This position reports to the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, serves as core member of the preparatory crew and works in close cooperation with the curatorial staff, graphic design staff, the operations manager, the art and education team as well as exhibiting artists and visiting curators.

Note:  In consideration of employee health and safety during COVID-19, this position will be set up to work remotely until the Henry reopens, at a date to be determined.  However, due to the unique requirements of this position and the Exhibitions team, it is anticipated that on-site work for this position will commence effective July 7, 2020.  Safety protocols will be in place and communicated appropriately.

STATUS: Full time (i.e., 90% full time equivalent).  Benefits eligible.

PAY RANGE: $21.63 - $24.00 (non-exempt)

SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 36 hours per week.  Occasional evening and weekends required.

REPORTS TO: Exhibitions and Registration Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Work collaboratively to fulfill an artist’s and/or curator’s vision, including communicating effectively with all stakeholders, scheduling and attending meetings, creating and distributing floor plans and drawings.

Develop designs working to museum best practices for conservation of artwork and visitor experience.  Ensure design proposals are compatible with Henry values, are safe, and fit within the scope of the project resources.

Prepare design drawings for exhibition construction and case fabrication, in coordination with curatorial and exhibition staff. Research and prepare cost estimates for fabrication, installation, de-installation and other internal projects. 

Working in collaboration with the Senior Preparator and the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, contribute to the development of installation plans, work schedules and logistics for exhibitions. Schedule and manage contract service providers in support of exhibitions, collections and special projects as needed.

Design and implement exhibition lighting. Maintain lighting inventory and recommend upgrades where needed.

Remain current with approaches and developments in exhibition design, the display of museum objects and art handling practices.

Prepares the gallery spaces for exhibition including but not limited to: building and moving walls, patching and painting, preparing floor surfaces, creating and installing mounts, constructing and installing casework and other exhibition components.

Prepares artwork for exhibition, including but not limited to: reviewing and formatting AV files, matting and framing, transportation and packing, assessing AV and equipment needs, Mount making and fabricating commissioned pieces to artists’ specification.

Working with Henry staff, UW faculty and students, acts as project manager the yearly MFA/MDes exhibition, including updating relevant agreements, forms and schedules.  Conduct studio visits, create the exhibition layout, lead tour of the Henry for students, and organize professionalism meeting.

In collaboration with the Senior Preparator, acts as a mentor to the preparatory staff and ensure adherence to museum standards of art safety, environmental controls, human resources policies and security. Provide art handling, tool and equipment instruction as needed.

Support the work of the collection, including the packing, crating, assembly and transportation of artworks, the creation of storage mounts and other projects as assigned.

Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

Demonstrated progressively responsible experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience, preferably in a museum setting.

Thorough knowledge of art history/art-making techniques

Strong design skills. Creative, imaginative and practical thinking. Demonstrated proficiency in installation of exhibitions and layout and lighting design.

Effective communication skills for dealing and liaising with colleagues, artists and vendors through presentations, written drawings and designs. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Experience routinely meeting hard deadlines.

Demonstrated proficiency of handling valuable works of art in a wide variety of media including but not limited to paintings, bronze, ceramic, glass, metals, mixed media, textiles, works on paper, contemporary art and new media.  Experience and knowledge of safe and archival storage materials and techniques for loaned and museum collection objects, including matting and framing, packing and crating.

Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects (must be able to lift 50 lbs) and ability to operate genie lifts, forklifts, and pallet jacks, etc.

Demonstrated proficiency of practices and methods in mount-making including earthquake mitigation and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge with initiative and judgment, concern for detail, accuracy, and neat execution of work.

Demonstrated skills and knowledge of shop equipment and ability to effectively perform various skilled and semi-skilled tasks, including woodworking, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools. Experience framing, sheet rocking, taping and painting walls.

Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve excellent results, accepting that your own ideas may not be the final solutions. Ability to work with other specialists and an awareness of other people’s particular knowledge and experience. Ability create and foster a welcoming and safe environment for colleagues, visitors and artists to work and create.

Proficiency with design programs such as Google Sketch-up, the Adobe Design Suite, AutoCAD highly desirable and familiarity with computer applications in a multi-platform environment including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Project management experience a plus.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

The Henry acknowledges the historical structures and social dynamics that have continuously oppressed communities of color and we acknowledge our part in institutional racism. We also acknowledge that we are situated on the land of the Coast Salish peoples.

We are actively committed to racial equity and to building a strong foundation of inclusivity and awareness in all we do. We value discourse that brings forward voices and positions that have been – and continue to be – oppressed. We do not tolerate hate speech or actions.

We recognize that we are in the process of embodying these values across our exhibitions, programs, and operations; this is our ongoing work.

The Henry Art Gallery is a part of the University of Washington. For more information about race and equity at the UW, see www.washington.edu/raceequity/.

Diverse perspectives make us stronger. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume in one document (pdf preferred) to jobs@henryart.org.  No phone calls, please.  Open until filled.

ABOUT THE HENRY:  The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the research and presentation of contemporary art.

The mission of the Henry is to engage all people with the transformative experience of contemporary art and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects (including photographs, videos, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, costumes, and textiles), the Reed Collection Study Center, and a location on the University of Washington (UW) campus, the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–20 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages.

At the Henry, we envision a world where art leads everyone to discover new possibilities in themselves, others, and the world around them. Core values include collaboration, taking risks, accountability, openness to uncertain outcome, innovation and discovery, racial equity and social justice, inclusion.

POSITION PURPOSE:  The Exhibition Designer/ Preparator is responsible for translating artist and curator ideas into exhibition design, including installation, fabrication and lighting design, on time and on budget.  The incumbent is knowledgeable in museum best practices and has technical expertise in installation and de-installation, packing and unpacking, handling and shipping fine art objects; designing and planning the fabrication of exhibition pedestals and casework, temporary walls and other exhibition materials to artist or curator specifications.

This position reports to the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, serves as core member of the preparatory crew and works in close cooperation with the curatorial staff, graphic design staff, the operations manager, the art and education team as well as exhibiting artists and visiting curators.

Note:  In consideration of employee health and safety during COVID-19, this position will be set up to work remotely until the Henry reopens, at a date to be determined.  However, due to the unique requirements of this position and the Exhibitions team, it is anticipated that on-site work for this position will commence effective July 7, 2020.  Safety protocols will be in place and communicated appropriately.

STATUS: Full time (i.e., 90% full time equivalent).  Benefits eligible.

PAY RANGE: $21.63 - $24.00 (non-exempt)

SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 36 hours per week.  Occasional evening and weekends required.

REPORTS TO: Exhibitions and Registration Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Work collaboratively to fulfill an artist’s and/or curator’s vision, including communicating effectively with all stakeholders, scheduling and attending meetings, creating and distributing floor plans and drawings.

Develop designs working to museum best practices for conservation of artwork and visitor experience.  Ensure design proposals are compatible with Henry values, are safe, and fit within the scope of the project resources.

Prepare design drawings for exhibition construction and case fabrication, in coordination with curatorial and exhibition staff. Research and prepare cost estimates for fabrication, installation, de-installation and other internal projects. 

Working in collaboration with the Senior Preparator and the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, contribute to the development of installation plans, work schedules and logistics for exhibitions. Schedule and manage contract service providers in support of exhibitions, collections and special projects as needed.

Design and implement exhibition lighting. Maintain lighting inventory and recommend upgrades where needed.

Remain current with approaches and developments in exhibition design, the display of museum objects and art handling practices.

Prepares the gallery spaces for exhibition including but not limited to: building and moving walls, patching and painting, preparing floor surfaces, creating and installing mounts, constructing and installing casework and other exhibition components.

Prepares artwork for exhibition, including but not limited to: reviewing and formatting AV files, matting and framing, transportation and packing, assessing AV and equipment needs, Mount making and fabricating commissioned pieces to artists’ specification.

Working with Henry staff, UW faculty and students, acts as project manager the yearly MFA/MDes exhibition, including updating relevant agreements, forms and schedules.  Conduct studio visits, create the exhibition layout, lead tour of the Henry for students, and organize professionalism meeting.

In collaboration with the Senior Preparator, acts as a mentor to the preparatory staff and ensure adherence to museum standards of art safety, environmental controls, human resources policies and security. Provide art handling, tool and equipment instruction as needed.

Support the work of the collection, including the packing, crating, assembly and transportation of artworks, the creation of storage mounts and other projects as assigned.

Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

Demonstrated progressively responsible experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience, preferably in a museum setting.

Thorough knowledge of art history/art-making techniques

Strong design skills. Creative, imaginative and practical thinking. Demonstrated proficiency in installation of exhibitions and layout and lighting design.

Effective communication skills for dealing and liaising with colleagues, artists and vendors through presentations, written drawings and designs. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Experience routinely meeting hard deadlines.

Demonstrated proficiency of handling valuable works of art in a wide variety of media including but not limited to paintings, bronze, ceramic, glass, metals, mixed media, textiles, works on paper, contemporary art and new media.  Experience and knowledge of safe and archival storage materials and techniques for loaned and museum collection objects, including matting and framing, packing and crating.

Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects (must be able to lift 50 lbs) and ability to operate genie lifts, forklifts, and pallet jacks, etc.

Demonstrated proficiency of practices and methods in mount-making including earthquake mitigation and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge with initiative and judgment, concern for detail, accuracy, and neat execution of work.

Demonstrated skills and knowledge of shop equipment and ability to effectively perform various skilled and semi-skilled tasks, including woodworking, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools. Experience framing, sheet rocking, taping and painting walls.

Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve excellent results, accepting that your own ideas may not be the final solutions. Ability to work with other specialists and an awareness of other people’s particular knowledge and experience. Ability create and foster a welcoming and safe environment for colleagues, visitors and artists to work and create.

Proficiency with design programs such as Google Sketch-up, the Adobe Design Suite, AutoCAD highly desirable and familiarity with computer applications in a multi-platform environment including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Project management experience a plus.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

The Henry acknowledges the historical structures and social dynamics that have continuously oppressed communities of color and we acknowledge our part in institutional racism. We also acknowledge that we are situated on the land of the Coast Salish peoples.

We are actively committed to racial equity and to building a strong foundation of inclusivity and awareness in all we do. We value discourse that brings forward voices and positions that have been – and continue to be – oppressed. We do not tolerate hate speech or actions.

We recognize that we are in the process of embodying these values across our exhibitions, programs, and operations; this is our ongoing work.

The Henry Art Gallery is a part of the University of Washington. For more information about race and equity at the UW, see www.washington.edu/raceequity/.

Diverse perspectives make us stronger. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume in one document (pdf preferred) to jobs@henryart.org.  No phone calls, please.  Open until filled.

ABOUT THE HENRY:  The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the research and presentation of contemporary art.

The mission of the Henry is to engage all people with the transformative experience of contemporary art and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects (including photographs, videos, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, costumes, and textiles), the Reed Collection Study Center, and a location on the University of Washington (UW) campus, the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–20 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages.

At the Henry, we envision a world where art leads everyone to discover new possibilities in themselves, others, and the world around them. Core values include collaboration, taking risks, accountability, openness to uncertain outcome, innovation and discovery, racial equity and social justice, inclusion.

POSITION PURPOSE:  The Exhibition Designer/ Preparator is responsible for translating artist and curator ideas into exhibition design, including installation, fabrication and lighting design, on time and on budget.  The incumbent is knowledgeable in museum best practices and has technical expertise in installation and de-installation, packing and unpacking, handling and shipping fine art objects; designing and planning the fabrication of exhibition pedestals and casework, temporary walls and other exhibition materials to artist or curator specifications.

This position reports to the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, serves as core member of the preparatory crew and works in close cooperation with the curatorial staff, graphic design staff, the operations manager, the art and education team as well as exhibiting artists and visiting curators.

Note:  In consideration of employee health and safety during COVID-19, this position will be set up to work remotely until the Henry reopens, at a date to be determined.  However, due to the unique requirements of this position and the Exhibitions team, it is anticipated that on-site work for this position will commence effective July 7, 2020.  Safety protocols will be in place and communicated appropriately.

STATUS: Full time (i.e., 90% full time equivalent).  Benefits eligible.

PAY RANGE: $21.63 - $24.00 (non-exempt)

SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 36 hours per week.  Occasional evening and weekends required.

REPORTS TO: Exhibitions and Registration Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Work collaboratively to fulfill an artist’s and/or curator’s vision, including communicating effectively with all stakeholders, scheduling and attending meetings, creating and distributing floor plans and drawings.

Develop designs working to museum best practices for conservation of artwork and visitor experience.  Ensure design proposals are compatible with Henry values, are safe, and fit within the scope of the project resources.

Prepare design drawings for exhibition construction and case fabrication, in coordination with curatorial and exhibition staff. Research and prepare cost estimates for fabrication, installation, de-installation and other internal projects. 

Working in collaboration with the Senior Preparator and the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, contribute to the development of installation plans, work schedules and logistics for exhibitions. Schedule and manage contract service providers in support of exhibitions, collections and special projects as needed.

Design and implement exhibition lighting. Maintain lighting inventory and recommend upgrades where needed.

Remain current with approaches and developments in exhibition design, the display of museum objects and art handling practices.

Prepares the gallery spaces for exhibition including but not limited to: building and moving walls, patching and painting, preparing floor surfaces, creating and installing mounts, constructing and installing casework and other exhibition components.

Prepares artwork for exhibition, including but not limited to: reviewing and formatting AV files, matting and framing, transportation and packing, assessing AV and equipment needs, Mount making and fabricating commissioned pieces to artists’ specification.

Working with Henry staff, UW faculty and students, acts as project manager the yearly MFA/MDes exhibition, including updating relevant agreements, forms and schedules.  Conduct studio visits, create the exhibition layout, lead tour of the Henry for students, and organize professionalism meeting.

In collaboration with the Senior Preparator, acts as a mentor to the preparatory staff and ensure adherence to museum standards of art safety, environmental controls, human resources policies and security. Provide art handling, tool and equipment instruction as needed.

Support the work of the collection, including the packing, crating, assembly and transportation of artworks, the creation of storage mounts and other projects as assigned.

Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

Demonstrated progressively responsible experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience, preferably in a museum setting.

Thorough knowledge of art history/art-making techniques

Strong design skills. Creative, imaginative and practical thinking. Demonstrated proficiency in installation of exhibitions and layout and lighting design.

Effective communication skills for dealing and liaising with colleagues, artists and vendors through presentations, written drawings and designs. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Experience routinely meeting hard deadlines.

Demonstrated proficiency of handling valuable works of art in a wide variety of media including but not limited to paintings, bronze, ceramic, glass, metals, mixed media, textiles, works on paper, contemporary art and new media.  Experience and knowledge of safe and archival storage materials and techniques for loaned and museum collection objects, including matting and framing, packing and crating.

Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects (must be able to lift 50 lbs) and ability to operate genie lifts, forklifts, and pallet jacks, etc.

Demonstrated proficiency of practices and methods in mount-making including earthquake mitigation and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge with initiative and judgment, concern for detail, accuracy, and neat execution of work.

Demonstrated skills and knowledge of shop equipment and ability to effectively perform various skilled and semi-skilled tasks, including woodworking, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools. Experience framing, sheet rocking, taping and painting walls.

Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve excellent results, accepting that your own ideas may not be the final solutions. Ability to work with other specialists and an awareness of other people’s particular knowledge and experience. Ability create and foster a welcoming and safe environment for colleagues, visitors and artists to work and create.

Proficiency with design programs such as Google Sketch-up, the Adobe Design Suite, AutoCAD highly desirable and familiarity with computer applications in a multi-platform environment including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Project management experience a plus.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

The Henry acknowledges the historical structures and social dynamics that have continuously oppressed communities of color and we acknowledge our part in institutional racism. We also acknowledge that we are situated on the land of the Coast Salish peoples.

We are actively committed to racial equity and to building a strong foundation of inclusivity and awareness in all we do. We value discourse that brings forward voices and positions that have been – and continue to be – oppressed. We do not tolerate hate speech or actions.

We recognize that we are in the process of embodying these values across our exhibitions, programs, and operations; this is our ongoing work.

The Henry Art Gallery is a part of the University of Washington. For more information about race and equity at the UW, see www.washington.edu/raceequity/.

Diverse perspectives make us stronger. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume in one document (pdf preferred) to jobs@henryart.org.  No phone calls, please.  Open until filled.

ABOUT THE HENRY:  The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the research and presentation of contemporary art.

The mission of the Henry is to engage all people with the transformative experience of contemporary art and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects (including photographs, videos, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, costumes, and textiles), the Reed Collection Study Center, and a location on the University of Washington (UW) campus, the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–20 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages.

At the Henry, we envision a world where art leads everyone to discover new possibilities in themselves, others, and the world around them. Core values include collaboration, taking risks, accountability, openness to uncertain outcome, innovation and discovery, racial equity and social justice, inclusion.

POSITION PURPOSE:  The Exhibition Designer/ Preparator is responsible for translating artist and curator ideas into exhibition design, including installation, fabrication and lighting design, on time and on budget.  The incumbent is knowledgeable in museum best practices and has technical expertise in installation and de-installation, packing and unpacking, handling and shipping fine art objects; designing and planning the fabrication of exhibition pedestals and casework, temporary walls and other exhibition materials to artist or curator specifications.

This position reports to the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, serves as core member of the preparatory crew and works in close cooperation with the curatorial staff, graphic design staff, the operations manager, the art and education team as well as exhibiting artists and visiting curators.

Note:  In consideration of employee health and safety during COVID-19, this position will be set up to work remotely until the Henry reopens, at a date to be determined.  However, due to the unique requirements of this position and the Exhibitions team, it is anticipated that on-site work for this position will commence effective July 7, 2020.  Safety protocols will be in place and communicated appropriately.

STATUS: Full time (i.e., 90% full time equivalent).  Benefits eligible.

PAY RANGE: $21.63 - $24.00 (non-exempt)

SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 36 hours per week.  Occasional evening and weekends required.

REPORTS TO: Exhibitions and Registration Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Work collaboratively to fulfill an artist’s and/or curator’s vision, including communicating effectively with all stakeholders, scheduling and attending meetings, creating and distributing floor plans and drawings.

Develop designs working to museum best practices for conservation of artwork and visitor experience.  Ensure design proposals are compatible with Henry values, are safe, and fit within the scope of the project resources.

Prepare design drawings for exhibition construction and case fabrication, in coordination with curatorial and exhibition staff. Research and prepare cost estimates for fabrication, installation, de-installation and other internal projects. 

Working in collaboration with the Senior Preparator and the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, contribute to the development of installation plans, work schedules and logistics for exhibitions. Schedule and manage contract service providers in support of exhibitions, collections and special projects as needed.

Design and implement exhibition lighting. Maintain lighting inventory and recommend upgrades where needed.

Remain current with approaches and developments in exhibition design, the display of museum objects and art handling practices.

Prepares the gallery spaces for exhibition including but not limited to: building and moving walls, patching and painting, preparing floor surfaces, creating and installing mounts, constructing and installing casework and other exhibition components.

Prepares artwork for exhibition, including but not limited to: reviewing and formatting AV files, matting and framing, transportation and packing, assessing AV and equipment needs, Mount making and fabricating commissioned pieces to artists’ specification.

Working with Henry staff, UW faculty and students, acts as project manager the yearly MFA/MDes exhibition, including updating relevant agreements, forms and schedules.  Conduct studio visits, create the exhibition layout, lead tour of the Henry for students, and organize professionalism meeting.

In collaboration with the Senior Preparator, acts as a mentor to the preparatory staff and ensure adherence to museum standards of art safety, environmental controls, human resources policies and security. Provide art handling, tool and equipment instruction as needed.

Support the work of the collection, including the packing, crating, assembly and transportation of artworks, the creation of storage mounts and other projects as assigned.

Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

Demonstrated progressively responsible experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience, preferably in a museum setting.

Thorough knowledge of art history/art-making techniques

Strong design skills. Creative, imaginative and practical thinking. Demonstrated proficiency in installation of exhibitions and layout and lighting design.

Effective communication skills for dealing and liaising with colleagues, artists and vendors through presentations, written drawings and designs. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Experience routinely meeting hard deadlines.

Demonstrated proficiency of handling valuable works of art in a wide variety of media including but not limited to paintings, bronze, ceramic, glass, metals, mixed media, textiles, works on paper, contemporary art and new media.  Experience and knowledge of safe and archival storage materials and techniques for loaned and museum collection objects, including matting and framing, packing and crating.

Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects (must be able to lift 50 lbs) and ability to operate genie lifts, forklifts, and pallet jacks, etc.

Demonstrated proficiency of practices and methods in mount-making including earthquake mitigation and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge with initiative and judgment, concern for detail, accuracy, and neat execution of work.

Demonstrated skills and knowledge of shop equipment and ability to effectively perform various skilled and semi-skilled tasks, including woodworking, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools. Experience framing, sheet rocking, taping and painting walls.

Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve excellent results, accepting that your own ideas may not be the final solutions. Ability to work with other specialists and an awareness of other people’s particular knowledge and experience. Ability create and foster a welcoming and safe environment for colleagues, visitors and artists to work and create.

Proficiency with design programs such as Google Sketch-up, the Adobe Design Suite, AutoCAD highly desirable and familiarity with computer applications in a multi-platform environment including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Project management experience a plus.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

The Henry acknowledges the historical structures and social dynamics that have continuously oppressed communities of color and we acknowledge our part in institutional racism. We also acknowledge that we are situated on the land of the Coast Salish peoples.

We are actively committed to racial equity and to building a strong foundation of inclusivity and awareness in all we do. We value discourse that brings forward voices and positions that have been – and continue to be – oppressed. We do not tolerate hate speech or actions.

We recognize that we are in the process of embodying these values across our exhibitions, programs, and operations; this is our ongoing work.

The Henry Art Gallery is a part of the University of Washington. For more information about race and equity at the UW, see www.washington.edu/raceequity/.

Diverse perspectives make us stronger. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume in one document (pdf preferred) to jobs@henryart.org.  No phone calls, please.  Open until filled.

ABOUT THE HENRY:  The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the research and presentation of contemporary art.

The mission of the Henry is to engage all people with the transformative experience of contemporary art and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects (including photographs, videos, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, costumes, and textiles), the Reed Collection Study Center, and a location on the University of Washington (UW) campus, the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–20 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages.

At the Henry, we envision a world where art leads everyone to discover new possibilities in themselves, others, and the world around them. Core values include collaboration, taking risks, accountability, openness to uncertain outcome, innovation and discovery, racial equity and social justice, inclusion.

POSITION PURPOSE:  The Exhibition Designer/ Preparator is responsible for translating artist and curator ideas into exhibition design, including installation, fabrication and lighting design, on time and on budget.  The incumbent is knowledgeable in museum best practices and has technical expertise in installation and de-installation, packing and unpacking, handling and shipping fine art objects; designing and planning the fabrication of exhibition pedestals and casework, temporary walls and other exhibition materials to artist or curator specifications.

This position reports to the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, serves as core member of the preparatory crew and works in close cooperation with the curatorial staff, graphic design staff, the operations manager, the art and education team as well as exhibiting artists and visiting curators.

Note:  In consideration of employee health and safety during COVID-19, this position will be set up to work remotely until the Henry reopens, at a date to be determined.  However, due to the unique requirements of this position and the Exhibitions team, it is anticipated that on-site work for this position will commence effective July 7, 2020.  Safety protocols will be in place and communicated appropriately.

STATUS: Full time (i.e., 90% full time equivalent).  Benefits eligible.

PAY RANGE: $21.63 - $24.00 (non-exempt)

SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 36 hours per week.  Occasional evening and weekends required.

REPORTS TO: Exhibitions and Registration Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Work collaboratively to fulfill an artist’s and/or curator’s vision, including communicating effectively with all stakeholders, scheduling and attending meetings, creating and distributing floor plans and drawings.

Develop designs working to museum best practices for conservation of artwork and visitor experience.  Ensure design proposals are compatible with Henry values, are safe, and fit within the scope of the project resources.

Prepare design drawings for exhibition construction and case fabrication, in coordination with curatorial and exhibition staff. Research and prepare cost estimates for fabrication, installation, de-installation and other internal projects. 

Working in collaboration with the Senior Preparator and the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, contribute to the development of installation plans, work schedules and logistics for exhibitions. Schedule and manage contract service providers in support of exhibitions, collections and special projects as needed.

Design and implement exhibition lighting. Maintain lighting inventory and recommend upgrades where needed.

Remain current with approaches and developments in exhibition design, the display of museum objects and art handling practices.

Prepares the gallery spaces for exhibition including but not limited to: building and moving walls, patching and painting, preparing floor surfaces, creating and installing mounts, constructing and installing casework and other exhibition components.

Prepares artwork for exhibition, including but not limited to: reviewing and formatting AV files, matting and framing, transportation and packing, assessing AV and equipment needs, Mount making and fabricating commissioned pieces to artists’ specification.

Working with Henry staff, UW faculty and students, acts as project manager the yearly MFA/MDes exhibition, including updating relevant agreements, forms and schedules.  Conduct studio visits, create the exhibition layout, lead tour of the Henry for students, and organize professionalism meeting.

In collaboration with the Senior Preparator, acts as a mentor to the preparatory staff and ensure adherence to museum standards of art safety, environmental controls, human resources policies and security. Provide art handling, tool and equipment instruction as needed.

Support the work of the collection, including the packing, crating, assembly and transportation of artworks, the creation of storage mounts and other projects as assigned.

Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

Demonstrated progressively responsible experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience, preferably in a museum setting.

Thorough knowledge of art history/art-making techniques

Strong design skills. Creative, imaginative and practical thinking. Demonstrated proficiency in installation of exhibitions and layout and lighting design.

Effective communication skills for dealing and liaising with colleagues, artists and vendors through presentations, written drawings and designs. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Experience routinely meeting hard deadlines.

Demonstrated proficiency of handling valuable works of art in a wide variety of media including but not limited to paintings, bronze, ceramic, glass, metals, mixed media, textiles, works on paper, contemporary art and new media.  Experience and knowledge of safe and archival storage materials and techniques for loaned and museum collection objects, including matting and framing, packing and crating.

Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects (must be able to lift 50 lbs) and ability to operate genie lifts, forklifts, and pallet jacks, etc.

Demonstrated proficiency of practices and methods in mount-making including earthquake mitigation and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge with initiative and judgment, concern for detail, accuracy, and neat execution of work.

Demonstrated skills and knowledge of shop equipment and ability to effectively perform various skilled and semi-skilled tasks, including woodworking, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools. Experience framing, sheet rocking, taping and painting walls.

Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve excellent results, accepting that your own ideas may not be the final solutions. Ability to work with other specialists and an awareness of other people’s particular knowledge and experience. Ability create and foster a welcoming and safe environment for colleagues, visitors and artists to work and create.

Proficiency with design programs such as Google Sketch-up, the Adobe Design Suite, AutoCAD highly desirable and familiarity with computer applications in a multi-platform environment including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Project management experience a plus.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

The Henry acknowledges the historical structures and social dynamics that have continuously oppressed communities of color and we acknowledge our part in institutional racism. We also acknowledge that we are situated on the land of the Coast Salish peoples.

We are actively committed to racial equity and to building a strong foundation of inclusivity and awareness in all we do. We value discourse that brings forward voices and positions that have been – and continue to be – oppressed. We do not tolerate hate speech or actions.

We recognize that we are in the process of embodying these values across our exhibitions, programs, and operations; this is our ongoing work.

The Henry Art Gallery is a part of the University of Washington. For more information about race and equity at the UW, see www.washington.edu/raceequity/.

Diverse perspectives make us stronger. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume in one document (pdf preferred) to jobs@henryart.org.  No phone calls, please.  Open until filled.

ABOUT THE HENRY:  The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the research and presentation of contemporary art.

The mission of the Henry is to engage all people with the transformative experience of contemporary art and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects (including photographs, videos, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, costumes, and textiles), the Reed Collection Study Center, and a location on the University of Washington (UW) campus, the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–20 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages.

At the Henry, we envision a world where art leads everyone to discover new possibilities in themselves, others, and the world around them. Core values include collaboration, taking risks, accountability, openness to uncertain outcome, innovation and discovery, racial equity and social justice, inclusion.

POSITION PURPOSE:  The Exhibition Designer/ Preparator is responsible for translating artist and curator ideas into exhibition design, including installation, fabrication and lighting design, on time and on budget.  The incumbent is knowledgeable in museum best practices and has technical expertise in installation and de-installation, packing and unpacking, handling and shipping fine art objects; designing and planning the fabrication of exhibition pedestals and casework, temporary walls and other exhibition materials to artist or curator specifications.

This position reports to the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, serves as core member of the preparatory crew and works in close cooperation with the curatorial staff, graphic design staff, the operations manager, the art and education team as well as exhibiting artists and visiting curators.

Note:  In consideration of employee health and safety during COVID-19, this position will be set up to work remotely until the Henry reopens, at a date to be determined.  However, due to the unique requirements of this position and the Exhibitions team, it is anticipated that on-site work for this position will commence effective July 7, 2020.  Safety protocols will be in place and communicated appropriately.

STATUS: Full time (i.e., 90% full time equivalent).  Benefits eligible.

PAY RANGE: $21.63 - $24.00 (non-exempt)

SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 36 hours per week.  Occasional evening and weekends required.

REPORTS TO: Exhibitions and Registration Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Work collaboratively to fulfill an artist’s and/or curator’s vision, including communicating effectively with all stakeholders, scheduling and attending meetings, creating and distributing floor plans and drawings.

Develop designs working to museum best practices for conservation of artwork and visitor experience.  Ensure design proposals are compatible with Henry values, are safe, and fit within the scope of the project resources.

Prepare design drawings for exhibition construction and case fabrication, in coordination with curatorial and exhibition staff. Research and prepare cost estimates for fabrication, installation, de-installation and other internal projects. 

Working in collaboration with the Senior Preparator and the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, contribute to the development of installation plans, work schedules and logistics for exhibitions. Schedule and manage contract service providers in support of exhibitions, collections and special projects as needed.

Design and implement exhibition lighting. Maintain lighting inventory and recommend upgrades where needed.

Remain current with approaches and developments in exhibition design, the display of museum objects and art handling practices.

Prepares the gallery spaces for exhibition including but not limited to: building and moving walls, patching and painting, preparing floor surfaces, creating and installing mounts, constructing and installing casework and other exhibition components.

Prepares artwork for exhibition, including but not limited to: reviewing and formatting AV files, matting and framing, transportation and packing, assessing AV and equipment needs, Mount making and fabricating commissioned pieces to artists’ specification.

Working with Henry staff, UW faculty and students, acts as project manager the yearly MFA/MDes exhibition, including updating relevant agreements, forms and schedules.  Conduct studio visits, create the exhibition layout, lead tour of the Henry for students, and organize professionalism meeting.

In collaboration with the Senior Preparator, acts as a mentor to the preparatory staff and ensure adherence to museum standards of art safety, environmental controls, human resources policies and security. Provide art handling, tool and equipment instruction as needed.

Support the work of the collection, including the packing, crating, assembly and transportation of artworks, the creation of storage mounts and other projects as assigned.

Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

Demonstrated progressively responsible experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience, preferably in a museum setting.

Thorough knowledge of art history/art-making techniques

Strong design skills. Creative, imaginative and practical thinking. Demonstrated proficiency in installation of exhibitions and layout and lighting design.

Effective communication skills for dealing and liaising with colleagues, artists and vendors through presentations, written drawings and designs. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Experience routinely meeting hard deadlines.

Demonstrated proficiency of handling valuable works of art in a wide variety of media including but not limited to paintings, bronze, ceramic, glass, metals, mixed media, textiles, works on paper, contemporary art and new media.  Experience and knowledge of safe and archival storage materials and techniques for loaned and museum collection objects, including matting and framing, packing and crating.

Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects (must be able to lift 50 lbs) and ability to operate genie lifts, forklifts, and pallet jacks, etc.

Demonstrated proficiency of practices and methods in mount-making including earthquake mitigation and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge with initiative and judgment, concern for detail, accuracy, and neat execution of work.

Demonstrated skills and knowledge of shop equipment and ability to effectively perform various skilled and semi-skilled tasks, including woodworking, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools. Experience framing, sheet rocking, taping and painting walls.

Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve excellent results, accepting that your own ideas may not be the final solutions. Ability to work with other specialists and an awareness of other people’s particular knowledge and experience. Ability create and foster a welcoming and safe environment for colleagues, visitors and artists to work and create.

Proficiency with design programs such as Google Sketch-up, the Adobe Design Suite, AutoCAD highly desirable and familiarity with computer applications in a multi-platform environment including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Project management experience a plus.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

The Henry acknowledges the historical structures and social dynamics that have continuously oppressed communities of color and we acknowledge our part in institutional racism. We also acknowledge that we are situated on the land of the Coast Salish peoples.

We are actively committed to racial equity and to building a strong foundation of inclusivity and awareness in all we do. We value discourse that brings forward voices and positions that have been – and continue to be – oppressed. We do not tolerate hate speech or actions.

We recognize that we are in the process of embodying these values across our exhibitions, programs, and operations; this is our ongoing work.

The Henry Art Gallery is a part of the University of Washington. For more information about race and equity at the UW, see www.washington.edu/raceequity/.

Diverse perspectives make us stronger. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume in one document (pdf preferred) to jobs@henryart.org.  No phone calls, please.  Open until filled.

ABOUT THE HENRY:  The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the research and presentation of contemporary art.

The mission of the Henry is to engage all people with the transformative experience of contemporary art and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects (including photographs, videos, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, costumes, and textiles), the Reed Collection Study Center, and a location on the University of Washington (UW) campus, the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–20 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages.

At the Henry, we envision a world where art leads everyone to discover new possibilities in themselves, others, and the world around them. Core values include collaboration, taking risks, accountability, openness to uncertain outcome, innovation and discovery, racial equity and social justice, inclusion.

POSITION PURPOSE:  The Exhibition Designer/ Preparator is responsible for translating artist and curator ideas into exhibition design, including installation, fabrication and lighting design, on time and on budget.  The incumbent is knowledgeable in museum best practices and has technical expertise in installation and de-installation, packing and unpacking, handling and shipping fine art objects; designing and planning the fabrication of exhibition pedestals and casework, temporary walls and other exhibition materials to artist or curator specifications.

This position reports to the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, serves as core member of the preparatory crew and works in close cooperation with the curatorial staff, graphic design staff, the operations manager, the art and education team as well as exhibiting artists and visiting curators.

Note:  In consideration of employee health and safety during COVID-19, this position will be set up to work remotely until the Henry reopens, at a date to be determined.  However, due to the unique requirements of this position and the Exhibitions team, it is anticipated that on-site work for this position will commence effective July 7, 2020.  Safety protocols will be in place and communicated appropriately.

STATUS: Full time (i.e., 90% full time equivalent).  Benefits eligible.

PAY RANGE: $21.63 - $24.00 (non-exempt)

SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 36 hours per week.  Occasional evening and weekends required.

REPORTS TO: Exhibitions and Registration Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Work collaboratively to fulfill an artist’s and/or curator’s vision, including communicating effectively with all stakeholders, scheduling and attending meetings, creating and distributing floor plans and drawings.

Develop designs working to museum best practices for conservation of artwork and visitor experience.  Ensure design proposals are compatible with Henry values, are safe, and fit within the scope of the project resources.

Prepare design drawings for exhibition construction and case fabrication, in coordination with curatorial and exhibition staff. Research and prepare cost estimates for fabrication, installation, de-installation and other internal projects. 

Working in collaboration with the Senior Preparator and the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, contribute to the development of installation plans, work schedules and logistics for exhibitions. Schedule and manage contract service providers in support of exhibitions, collections and special projects as needed.

Design and implement exhibition lighting. Maintain lighting inventory and recommend upgrades where needed.

Remain current with approaches and developments in exhibition design, the display of museum objects and art handling practices.

Prepares the gallery spaces for exhibition including but not limited to: building and moving walls, patching and painting, preparing floor surfaces, creating and installing mounts, constructing and installing casework and other exhibition components.

Prepares artwork for exhibition, including but not limited to: reviewing and formatting AV files, matting and framing, transportation and packing, assessing AV and equipment needs, Mount making and fabricating commissioned pieces to artists’ specification.

Working with Henry staff, UW faculty and students, acts as project manager the yearly MFA/MDes exhibition, including updating relevant agreements, forms and schedules.  Conduct studio visits, create the exhibition layout, lead tour of the Henry for students, and organize professionalism meeting.

In collaboration with the Senior Preparator, acts as a mentor to the preparatory staff and ensure adherence to museum standards of art safety, environmental controls, human resources policies and security. Provide art handling, tool and equipment instruction as needed.

Support the work of the collection, including the packing, crating, assembly and transportation of artworks, the creation of storage mounts and other projects as assigned.

Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

Demonstrated progressively responsible experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience, preferably in a museum setting.

Thorough knowledge of art history/art-making techniques

Strong design skills. Creative, imaginative and practical thinking. Demonstrated proficiency in installation of exhibitions and layout and lighting design.

Effective communication skills for dealing and liaising with colleagues, artists and vendors through presentations, written drawings and designs. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Experience routinely meeting hard deadlines.

Demonstrated proficiency of handling valuable works of art in a wide variety of media including but not limited to paintings, bronze, ceramic, glass, metals, mixed media, textiles, works on paper, contemporary art and new media.  Experience and knowledge of safe and archival storage materials and techniques for loaned and museum collection objects, including matting and framing, packing and crating.

Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects (must be able to lift 50 lbs) and ability to operate genie lifts, forklifts, and pallet jacks, etc.

Demonstrated proficiency of practices and methods in mount-making including earthquake mitigation and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge with initiative and judgment, concern for detail, accuracy, and neat execution of work.

Demonstrated skills and knowledge of shop equipment and ability to effectively perform various skilled and semi-skilled tasks, including woodworking, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools. Experience framing, sheet rocking, taping and painting walls.

Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve excellent results, accepting that your own ideas may not be the final solutions. Ability to work with other specialists and an awareness of other people’s particular knowledge and experience. Ability create and foster a welcoming and safe environment for colleagues, visitors and artists to work and create.

Proficiency with design programs such as Google Sketch-up, the Adobe Design Suite, AutoCAD highly desirable and familiarity with computer applications in a multi-platform environment including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Project management experience a plus.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

The Henry acknowledges the historical structures and social dynamics that have continuously oppressed communities of color and we acknowledge our part in institutional racism. We also acknowledge that we are situated on the land of the Coast Salish peoples.

We are actively committed to racial equity and to building a strong foundation of inclusivity and awareness in all we do. We value discourse that brings forward voices and positions that have been – and continue to be – oppressed. We do not tolerate hate speech or actions.

We recognize that we are in the process of embodying these values across our exhibitions, programs, and operations; this is our ongoing work.

The Henry Art Gallery is a part of the University of Washington. For more information about race and equity at the UW, see www.washington.edu/raceequity/.

Diverse perspectives make us stronger. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume in one document (pdf preferred) to jobs@henryart.org.  No phone calls, please.  Open until filled.

ABOUT THE HENRY:  The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the research and presentation of contemporary art.

The mission of the Henry is to engage all people with the transformative experience of contemporary art and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects (including photographs, videos, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, costumes, and textiles), the Reed Collection Study Center, and a location on the University of Washington (UW) campus, the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–20 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages.

At the Henry, we envision a world where art leads everyone to discover new possibilities in themselves, others, and the world around them. Core values include collaboration, taking risks, accountability, openness to uncertain outcome, innovation and discovery, racial equity and social justice, inclusion.

POSITION PURPOSE:  The Exhibition Designer/ Preparator is responsible for translating artist and curator ideas into exhibition design, including installation, fabrication and lighting design, on time and on budget.  The incumbent is knowledgeable in museum best practices and has technical expertise in installation and de-installation, packing and unpacking, handling and shipping fine art objects; designing and planning the fabrication of exhibition pedestals and casework, temporary walls and other exhibition materials to artist or curator specifications.

This position reports to the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, serves as core member of the preparatory crew and works in close cooperation with the curatorial staff, graphic design staff, the operations manager, the art and education team as well as exhibiting artists and visiting curators.

Note:  In consideration of employee health and safety during COVID-19, this position will be set up to work remotely until the Henry reopens, at a date to be determined.  However, due to the unique requirements of this position and the Exhibitions team, it is anticipated that on-site work for this position will commence effective July 7, 2020.  Safety protocols will be in place and communicated appropriately.

STATUS: Full time (i.e., 90% full time equivalent).  Benefits eligible.

PAY RANGE: $21.63 - $24.00 (non-exempt)

SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 36 hours per week.  Occasional evening and weekends required.

REPORTS TO: Exhibitions and Registration Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Work collaboratively to fulfill an artist’s and/or curator’s vision, including communicating effectively with all stakeholders, scheduling and attending meetings, creating and distributing floor plans and drawings.

Develop designs working to museum best practices for conservation of artwork and visitor experience.  Ensure design proposals are compatible with Henry values, are safe, and fit within the scope of the project resources.

Prepare design drawings for exhibition construction and case fabrication, in coordination with curatorial and exhibition staff. Research and prepare cost estimates for fabrication, installation, de-installation and other internal projects. 

Working in collaboration with the Senior Preparator and the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, contribute to the development of installation plans, work schedules and logistics for exhibitions. Schedule and manage contract service providers in support of exhibitions, collections and special projects as needed.

Design and implement exhibition lighting. Maintain lighting inventory and recommend upgrades where needed.

Remain current with approaches and developments in exhibition design, the display of museum objects and art handling practices.

Prepares the gallery spaces for exhibition including but not limited to: building and moving walls, patching and painting, preparing floor surfaces, creating and installing mounts, constructing and installing casework and other exhibition components.

Prepares artwork for exhibition, including but not limited to: reviewing and formatting AV files, matting and framing, transportation and packing, assessing AV and equipment needs, Mount making and fabricating commissioned pieces to artists’ specification.

Working with Henry staff, UW faculty and students, acts as project manager the yearly MFA/MDes exhibition, including updating relevant agreements, forms and schedules.  Conduct studio visits, create the exhibition layout, lead tour of the Henry for students, and organize professionalism meeting.

In collaboration with the Senior Preparator, acts as a mentor to the preparatory staff and ensure adherence to museum standards of art safety, environmental controls, human resources policies and security. Provide art handling, tool and equipment instruction as needed.

Support the work of the collection, including the packing, crating, assembly and transportation of artworks, the creation of storage mounts and other projects as assigned.

Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

Demonstrated progressively responsible experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience, preferably in a museum setting.

Thorough knowledge of art history/art-making techniques

Strong design skills. Creative, imaginative and practical thinking. Demonstrated proficiency in installation of exhibitions and layout and lighting design.

Effective communication skills for dealing and liaising with colleagues, artists and vendors through presentations, written drawings and designs. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Experience routinely meeting hard deadlines.

Demonstrated proficiency of handling valuable works of art in a wide variety of media including but not limited to paintings, bronze, ceramic, glass, metals, mixed media, textiles, works on paper, contemporary art and new media.  Experience and knowledge of safe and archival storage materials and techniques for loaned and museum collection objects, including matting and framing, packing and crating.

Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects (must be able to lift 50 lbs) and ability to operate genie lifts, forklifts, and pallet jacks, etc.

Demonstrated proficiency of practices and methods in mount-making including earthquake mitigation and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge with initiative and judgment, concern for detail, accuracy, and neat execution of work.

Demonstrated skills and knowledge of shop equipment and ability to effectively perform various skilled and semi-skilled tasks, including woodworking, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools. Experience framing, sheet rocking, taping and painting walls.

Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve excellent results, accepting that your own ideas may not be the final solutions. Ability to work with other specialists and an awareness of other people’s particular knowledge and experience. Ability create and foster a welcoming and safe environment for colleagues, visitors and artists to work and create.

Proficiency with design programs such as Google Sketch-up, the Adobe Design Suite, AutoCAD highly desirable and familiarity with computer applications in a multi-platform environment including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Project management experience a plus.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

The Henry acknowledges the historical structures and social dynamics that have continuously oppressed communities of color and we acknowledge our part in institutional racism. We also acknowledge that we are situated on the land of the Coast Salish peoples.

We are actively committed to racial equity and to building a strong foundation of inclusivity and awareness in all we do. We value discourse that brings forward voices and positions that have been – and continue to be – oppressed. We do not tolerate hate speech or actions.

We recognize that we are in the process of embodying these values across our exhibitions, programs, and operations; this is our ongoing work.

The Henry Art Gallery is a part of the University of Washington. For more information about race and equity at the UW, see www.washington.edu/raceequity/.

Diverse perspectives make us stronger. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume in one document (pdf preferred) to jobs@henryart.org.  No phone calls, please.  Open until filled.

ABOUT THE HENRY:  The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the research and presentation of contemporary art.

The mission of the Henry is to engage all people with the transformative experience of contemporary art and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects (including photographs, videos, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, costumes, and textiles), the Reed Collection Study Center, and a location on the University of Washington (UW) campus, the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–20 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages.

At the Henry, we envision a world where art leads everyone to discover new possibilities in themselves, others, and the world around them. Core values include collaboration, taking risks, accountability, openness to uncertain outcome, innovation and discovery, racial equity and social justice, inclusion.

POSITION PURPOSE:  The Exhibition Designer/ Preparator is responsible for translating artist and curator ideas into exhibition design, including installation, fabrication and lighting design, on time and on budget.  The incumbent is knowledgeable in museum best practices and has technical expertise in installation and de-installation, packing and unpacking, handling and shipping fine art objects; designing and planning the fabrication of exhibition pedestals and casework, temporary walls and other exhibition materials to artist or curator specifications.

This position reports to the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, serves as core member of the preparatory crew and works in close cooperation with the curatorial staff, graphic design staff, the operations manager, the art and education team as well as exhibiting artists and visiting curators.

Note:  In consideration of employee health and safety during COVID-19, this position will be set up to work remotely until the Henry reopens, at a date to be determined.  However, due to the unique requirements of this position and the Exhibitions team, it is anticipated that on-site work for this position will commence effective July 7, 2020.  Safety protocols will be in place and communicated appropriately.

STATUS: Full time (i.e., 90% full time equivalent).  Benefits eligible.

PAY RANGE: $21.63 - $24.00 (non-exempt)

SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 36 hours per week.  Occasional evening and weekends required.

REPORTS TO: Exhibitions and Registration Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Work collaboratively to fulfill an artist’s and/or curator’s vision, including communicating effectively with all stakeholders, scheduling and attending meetings, creating and distributing floor plans and drawings.

Develop designs working to museum best practices for conservation of artwork and visitor experience.  Ensure design proposals are compatible with Henry values, are safe, and fit within the scope of the project resources.

Prepare design drawings for exhibition construction and case fabrication, in coordination with curatorial and exhibition staff. Research and prepare cost estimates for fabrication, installation, de-installation and other internal projects. 

Working in collaboration with the Senior Preparator and the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, contribute to the development of installation plans, work schedules and logistics for exhibitions. Schedule and manage contract service providers in support of exhibitions, collections and special projects as needed.

Design and implement exhibition lighting. Maintain lighting inventory and recommend upgrades where needed.

Remain current with approaches and developments in exhibition design, the display of museum objects and art handling practices.

Prepares the gallery spaces for exhibition including but not limited to: building and moving walls, patching and painting, preparing floor surfaces, creating and installing mounts, constructing and installing casework and other exhibition components.

Prepares artwork for exhibition, including but not limited to: reviewing and formatting AV files, matting and framing, transportation and packing, assessing AV and equipment needs, Mount making and fabricating commissioned pieces to artists’ specification.

Working with Henry staff, UW faculty and students, acts as project manager the yearly MFA/MDes exhibition, including updating relevant agreements, forms and schedules.  Conduct studio visits, create the exhibition layout, lead tour of the Henry for students, and organize professionalism meeting.

In collaboration with the Senior Preparator, acts as a mentor to the preparatory staff and ensure adherence to museum standards of art safety, environmental controls, human resources policies and security. Provide art handling, tool and equipment instruction as needed.

Support the work of the collection, including the packing, crating, assembly and transportation of artworks, the creation of storage mounts and other projects as assigned.

Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

Demonstrated progressively responsible experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience, preferably in a museum setting.

Thorough knowledge of art history/art-making techniques

Strong design skills. Creative, imaginative and practical thinking. Demonstrated proficiency in installation of exhibitions and layout and lighting design.

Effective communication skills for dealing and liaising with colleagues, artists and vendors through presentations, written drawings and designs. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Experience routinely meeting hard deadlines.

Demonstrated proficiency of handling valuable works of art in a wide variety of media including but not limited to paintings, bronze, ceramic, glass, metals, mixed media, textiles, works on paper, contemporary art and new media.  Experience and knowledge of safe and archival storage materials and techniques for loaned and museum collection objects, including matting and framing, packing and crating.

Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects (must be able to lift 50 lbs) and ability to operate genie lifts, forklifts, and pallet jacks, etc.

Demonstrated proficiency of practices and methods in mount-making including earthquake mitigation and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge with initiative and judgment, concern for detail, accuracy, and neat execution of work.

Demonstrated skills and knowledge of shop equipment and ability to effectively perform various skilled and semi-skilled tasks, including woodworking, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools. Experience framing, sheet rocking, taping and painting walls.

Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve excellent results, accepting that your own ideas may not be the final solutions. Ability to work with other specialists and an awareness of other people’s particular knowledge and experience. Ability create and foster a welcoming and safe environment for colleagues, visitors and artists to work and create.

Proficiency with design programs such as Google Sketch-up, the Adobe Design Suite, AutoCAD highly desirable and familiarity with computer applications in a multi-platform environment including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Project management experience a plus.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

The Henry acknowledges the historical structures and social dynamics that have continuously oppressed communities of color and we acknowledge our part in institutional racism. We also acknowledge that we are situated on the land of the Coast Salish peoples.

We are actively committed to racial equity and to building a strong foundation of inclusivity and awareness in all we do. We value discourse that brings forward voices and positions that have been – and continue to be – oppressed. We do not tolerate hate speech or actions.

We recognize that we are in the process of embodying these values across our exhibitions, programs, and operations; this is our ongoing work.

The Henry Art Gallery is a part of the University of Washington. For more information about race and equity at the UW, see www.washington.edu/raceequity/.

Diverse perspectives make us stronger. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume in one document (pdf preferred) to jobs@henryart.org.  No phone calls, please.  Open until filled.

ABOUT THE HENRY:  The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the research and presentation of contemporary art.

The mission of the Henry is to engage all people with the transformative experience of contemporary art and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects (including photographs, videos, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, costumes, and textiles), the Reed Collection Study Center, and a location on the University of Washington (UW) campus, the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–20 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages.

At the Henry, we envision a world where art leads everyone to discover new possibilities in themselves, others, and the world around them. Core values include collaboration, taking risks, accountability, openness to uncertain outcome, innovation and discovery, racial equity and social justice, inclusion.

POSITION PURPOSE:  The Exhibition Designer/ Preparator is responsible for translating artist and curator ideas into exhibition design, including installation, fabrication and lighting design, on time and on budget.  The incumbent is knowledgeable in museum best practices and has technical expertise in installation and de-installation, packing and unpacking, handling and shipping fine art objects; designing and planning the fabrication of exhibition pedestals and casework, temporary walls and other exhibition materials to artist or curator specifications.

This position reports to the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, serves as core member of the preparatory crew and works in close cooperation with the curatorial staff, graphic design staff, the operations manager, the art and education team as well as exhibiting artists and visiting curators.

Note:  In consideration of employee health and safety during COVID-19, this position will be set up to work remotely until the Henry reopens, at a date to be determined.  However, due to the unique requirements of this position and the Exhibitions team, it is anticipated that on-site work for this position will commence effective July 7, 2020.  Safety protocols will be in place and communicated appropriately.

STATUS: Full time (i.e., 90% full time equivalent).  Benefits eligible.

PAY RANGE: $21.63 - $24.00 (non-exempt)

SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 36 hours per week.  Occasional evening and weekends required.

REPORTS TO: Exhibitions and Registration Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Work collaboratively to fulfill an artist’s and/or curator’s vision, including communicating effectively with all stakeholders, scheduling and attending meetings, creating and distributing floor plans and drawings.

Develop designs working to museum best practices for conservation of artwork and visitor experience.  Ensure design proposals are compatible with Henry values, are safe, and fit within the scope of the project resources.

Prepare design drawings for exhibition construction and case fabrication, in coordination with curatorial and exhibition staff. Research and prepare cost estimates for fabrication, installation, de-installation and other internal projects. 

Working in collaboration with the Senior Preparator and the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, contribute to the development of installation plans, work schedules and logistics for exhibitions. Schedule and manage contract service providers in support of exhibitions, collections and special projects as needed.

Design and implement exhibition lighting. Maintain lighting inventory and recommend upgrades where needed.

Remain current with approaches and developments in exhibition design, the display of museum objects and art handling practices.

Prepares the gallery spaces for exhibition including but not limited to: building and moving walls, patching and painting, preparing floor surfaces, creating and installing mounts, constructing and installing casework and other exhibition components.

Prepares artwork for exhibition, including but not limited to: reviewing and formatting AV files, matting and framing, transportation and packing, assessing AV and equipment needs, Mount making and fabricating commissioned pieces to artists’ specification.

Working with Henry staff, UW faculty and students, acts as project manager the yearly MFA/MDes exhibition, including updating relevant agreements, forms and schedules.  Conduct studio visits, create the exhibition layout, lead tour of the Henry for students, and organize professionalism meeting.

In collaboration with the Senior Preparator, acts as a mentor to the preparatory staff and ensure adherence to museum standards of art safety, environmental controls, human resources policies and security. Provide art handling, tool and equipment instruction as needed.

Support the work of the collection, including the packing, crating, assembly and transportation of artworks, the creation of storage mounts and other projects as assigned.

Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

Demonstrated progressively responsible experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience, preferably in a museum setting.

Thorough knowledge of art history/art-making techniques

Strong design skills. Creative, imaginative and practical thinking. Demonstrated proficiency in installation of exhibitions and layout and lighting design.

Effective communication skills for dealing and liaising with colleagues, artists and vendors through presentations, written drawings and designs. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Experience routinely meeting hard deadlines.

Demonstrated proficiency of handling valuable works of art in a wide variety of media including but not limited to paintings, bronze, ceramic, glass, metals, mixed media, textiles, works on paper, contemporary art and new media.  Experience and knowledge of safe and archival storage materials and techniques for loaned and museum collection objects, including matting and framing, packing and crating.

Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects (must be able to lift 50 lbs) and ability to operate genie lifts, forklifts, and pallet jacks, etc.

Demonstrated proficiency of practices and methods in mount-making including earthquake mitigation and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge with initiative and judgment, concern for detail, accuracy, and neat execution of work.

Demonstrated skills and knowledge of shop equipment and ability to effectively perform various skilled and semi-skilled tasks, including woodworking, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools. Experience framing, sheet rocking, taping and painting walls.

Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve excellent results, accepting that your own ideas may not be the final solutions. Ability to work with other specialists and an awareness of other people’s particular knowledge and experience. Ability create and foster a welcoming and safe environment for colleagues, visitors and artists to work and create.

Proficiency with design programs such as Google Sketch-up, the Adobe Design Suite, AutoCAD highly desirable and familiarity with computer applications in a multi-platform environment including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Project management experience a plus.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

The Henry acknowledges the historical structures and social dynamics that have continuously oppressed communities of color and we acknowledge our part in institutional racism. We also acknowledge that we are situated on the land of the Coast Salish peoples.

We are actively committed to racial equity and to building a strong foundation of inclusivity and awareness in all we do. We value discourse that brings forward voices and positions that have been – and continue to be – oppressed. We do not tolerate hate speech or actions.

We recognize that we are in the process of embodying these values across our exhibitions, programs, and operations; this is our ongoing work.

The Henry Art Gallery is a part of the University of Washington. For more information about race and equity at the UW, see www.washington.edu/raceequity/.

Diverse perspectives make us stronger. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume in one document (pdf preferred) to jobs@henryart.org.  No phone calls, please.  Open until filled.

ABOUT THE HENRY:  The Henry Art Gallery was founded as Washington State’s first art museum in 1926, on the principle that art stimulates inquiry, fosters knowledge, and builds healthy communities. Located on the campus of the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, the Henry is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the research and presentation of contemporary art.

The mission of the Henry is to engage all people with the transformative experience of contemporary art and ideas. With a permanent collection of over 26,000 objects (including photographs, videos, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, costumes, and textiles), the Reed Collection Study Center, and a location on the University of Washington (UW) campus, the Henry is a key cultural resource and training ground in the visual arts for K–20 students, scholars, artists, and general audiences of all ages.

At the Henry, we envision a world where art leads everyone to discover new possibilities in themselves, others, and the world around them. Core values include collaboration, taking risks, accountability, openness to uncertain outcome, innovation and discovery, racial equity and social justice, inclusion.

POSITION PURPOSE:  The Exhibition Designer/ Preparator is responsible for translating artist and curator ideas into exhibition design, including installation, fabrication and lighting design, on time and on budget.  The incumbent is knowledgeable in museum best practices and has technical expertise in installation and de-installation, packing and unpacking, handling and shipping fine art objects; designing and planning the fabrication of exhibition pedestals and casework, temporary walls and other exhibition materials to artist or curator specifications.

This position reports to the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, serves as core member of the preparatory crew and works in close cooperation with the curatorial staff, graphic design staff, the operations manager, the art and education team as well as exhibiting artists and visiting curators.

Note:  In consideration of employee health and safety during COVID-19, this position will be set up to work remotely until the Henry reopens, at a date to be determined.  However, due to the unique requirements of this position and the Exhibitions team, it is anticipated that on-site work for this position will commence effective July 7, 2020.  Safety protocols will be in place and communicated appropriately.

STATUS: Full time (i.e., 90% full time equivalent).  Benefits eligible.

PAY RANGE: $21.63 - $24.00 (non-exempt)

SCHEDULE: Tuesday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 36 hours per week.  Occasional evening and weekends required.

REPORTS TO: Exhibitions and Registration Manager

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Work collaboratively to fulfill an artist’s and/or curator’s vision, including communicating effectively with all stakeholders, scheduling and attending meetings, creating and distributing floor plans and drawings.

Develop designs working to museum best practices for conservation of artwork and visitor experience.  Ensure design proposals are compatible with Henry values, are safe, and fit within the scope of the project resources.

Prepare design drawings for exhibition construction and case fabrication, in coordination with curatorial and exhibition staff. Research and prepare cost estimates for fabrication, installation, de-installation and other internal projects. 

Working in collaboration with the Senior Preparator and the Manager of Exhibitions and Registration, contribute to the development of installation plans, work schedules and logistics for exhibitions. Schedule and manage contract service providers in support of exhibitions, collections and special projects as needed.

Design and implement exhibition lighting. Maintain lighting inventory and recommend upgrades where needed.

Remain current with approaches and developments in exhibition design, the display of museum objects and art handling practices.

Prepares the gallery spaces for exhibition including but not limited to: building and moving walls, patching and painting, preparing floor surfaces, creating and installing mounts, constructing and installing casework and other exhibition components.

Prepares artwork for exhibition, including but not limited to: reviewing and formatting AV files, matting and framing, transportation and packing, assessing AV and equipment needs, Mount making and fabricating commissioned pieces to artists’ specification.

Working with Henry staff, UW faculty and students, acts as project manager the yearly MFA/MDes exhibition, including updating relevant agreements, forms and schedules.  Conduct studio visits, create the exhibition layout, lead tour of the Henry for students, and organize professionalism meeting.

In collaboration with the Senior Preparator, acts as a mentor to the preparatory staff and ensure adherence to museum standards of art safety, environmental controls, human resources policies and security. Provide art handling, tool and equipment instruction as needed.

Support the work of the collection, including the packing, crating, assembly and transportation of artworks, the creation of storage mounts and other projects as assigned.

Other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

Demonstrated progressively responsible experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience, preferably in a museum setting.

Thorough knowledge of art history/art-making techniques

Strong design skills. Creative, imaginative and practical thinking. Demonstrated proficiency in installation of exhibitions and layout and lighting design.

Effective communication skills for dealing and liaising with colleagues, artists and vendors through presentations, written drawings and designs. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Experience routinely meeting hard deadlines.

Demonstrated proficiency of handling valuable works of art in a wide variety of media including but not limited to paintings, bronze, ceramic, glass, metals, mixed media, textiles, works on paper, contemporary art and new media.  Experience and knowledge of safe and archival storage materials and techniques for loaned and museum collection objects, including matting and framing, packing and crating.

Ability to move or assist in moving heavy objects (must be able to lift 50 lbs) and ability to operate genie lifts, forklifts, and pallet jacks, etc.

Demonstrated proficiency of practices and methods in mount-making including earthquake mitigation and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge with initiative and judgment, concern for detail, accuracy, and neat execution of work.

Demonstrated skills and knowledge of shop equipment and ability to effectively perform various skilled and semi-skilled tasks, including woodworking, brazing, use of adhesives and fasteners, construction methods, and use of stationary and portable power tools. Experience framing, sheet rocking, taping and painting walls.

Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team to achieve excellent results, accepting that your own ideas may not be the final solutions. Ability to work with other specialists and an awareness of other people’s particular knowledge and experience. Ability create and foster a welcoming and safe environment for colleagues, visitors and artists to work and create.

Proficiency with design programs such as Google Sketch-up, the Adobe Design Suite, AutoCAD highly desirable and familiarity with computer applications in a multi-platform environment including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Project management experience a plus.

COMMITMENT TO EQUITY

The Henry acknowledges the historical structures and social dynamics that have continuously oppressed communities of color and we acknowledge our part in institutional racism. We also acknowledge that we are situated on the land of the Coast Salish peoples.

We are actively committed to racial equity and to building a strong foundation of inclusivity and awareness in all we do. We value discourse that brings forward voices and positions that have been – and continue to be – oppressed. We do not tolerate hate speech or actions.

We recognize that we are in the process of embodying these values across our exhibitions, programs, and operations; this is our ongoing work.

The Henry Art Gallery is a part of the University of Washington. For more information about race and equity at the UW, see www.washington.edu/raceequity/.

Diverse perspectives make us stronger. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

Open until filled.

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Research and Advocacy Coordinator - “Foundation for funding, advocacy and awareness building."

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Research and Advocacy Coordinator - “Foundation for funding, advocacy and awareness building"

Want to unite your passion for research and advocacy with your project management experience? Come work at the growing nonprofit that provides leading services to the dance workforce in the metropolitan NYC area. Dance/NYC offers a collaborative environment driven by core values of justice, equity and inclusion, and also provides room for innovation and growth. 

The Organization
With 8 years of service, Dance/NYC has emerged as a cultural force and spokesperson on behalf of the dance field to the media, government and private funders, and the wider creative sector. It embeds values of justice, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of the organization and has historically supported dance in New York City and advanced the field by improving conditions for dance workers and dance related organizations through: 

  • Advocacy
  • Leadership Training, Networking and Convening
  • Grantmaking 
  • Action-Oriented Research
  • Technology and Visibility 

Learn more about Dance/NYC’s mission and organizational values.
https://www.dance.nyc/mission-and-values
 

The Position
Dance/NYC is looking for a full-time Research and Advocacy Coordinator to oversee ongoing research and advocacy priorities, execute on planned programs, and identify and manage new opportunities. Dance/NYC intends to fill the position as soon as possible, or by August 1, 2020.

Review the complete job description and list of qualifications. 
https://www.dance.nyc/research-advocacy-coordinator-job-description

The compensation package includes a salary of $52,000 based on experience and competitive benefits.

  • 100% employer paid benefits
  • Paid vacation and paid compensatory time for after office hour events
  • Professional development stipend 

The Location 
The Dance/NYC office is completely remote until further notice due to the Coronavirus (or “COVID-19”) Pandemic. 

Dance/NYC’s offices are located on the Garden Floor (ground floor) of the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, 218 East 18th Street, New York, NY 10003 in Gramercy. Access to the Garden Floor entrance includes a two-step descent. A lift to the entrance will be available in the coming months. An accessible bathroom is available onsite, and elevators are not available in the building.

Gramercy is a quiet family neighborhood with brownstones on tree-lined streets. It has a variety of historic restaurants, shops, and neighborhood parks. This neighborhood is also minutes away from Union Square Park. 

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Director of Advancement

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Negotiable based on professional experience
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In the past two years South Arts has more than doubled its budget ($2.3M - $5.5M).  We want to continue this momentum and anticipate at least doubling the program budget again within the next 3 – 5 years.  South Arts is seeking a dynamic individual with a proven track record that can accomplish that goal.  This position reports to the Executive Director, is part of the executive management team, and will be expected to be a major contributor of vision and leadership, helping to accomplish the strategic plan and fulfill South Arts’ mission of advancing Southern vitality through the arts.

Our major sources of funding have been government and foundations, to include: The National Endowment for the Arts, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies.  These will continue to be important sources, but South Arts wants to diversify its funding streams by moving into corporate and individual contributions.  South Arts is not a membership organization and is not planning to become one.  We serve nine southern states and anticipate that advancement will be an effort in each state. 

South Arts is one of six regional arts organizations in the United States and has been primarily serving the performing arts field. A recent example of the organization’s programming initiatives is a multimillion-dollar national grant program related to Jazz artists touring across the United States.  In the past two years South Arts has expanded to serve a broader range of art forms and constituents. Diversity, equity and inclusion are key values of this organization.  It is an exciting growth period for South Arts, and we are looking for someone who wants to be a valuable part of that growth.

Responsibilities: 

Advancement:

  • Design development strategies and oversee ongoing development efforts for the organization working with the executive management team, board and staff to identify funding opportunities, targets and approaches that integrate with South Arts’ program plan and overall strategic plan
  • Working directly with the Deputy Director for Programs to identify revenue streams for programs
  • Design and implement an annual individual giving campaign
  • Support and partner with the Executive Director and Board of Directors on all major fundraising initiatives and staff the Advancement Committee
  • Develop all fundraising proposals, including corporate sponsorship and local and national grants
  • Oversee grant compliance and reporting
  • Help the organization define performance measures for fund development and systematically monitor results
  • Devise and implement special fundraising projects as needed (e.g. programmatic campaigns, etc.)
  • Oversee all donor information using the Salesforce database system, provide statistical analysis to the board and the executive team as needed, and support staff responsible for daily Salesforce functions and donation tracking and processing
  • Assist with the hiring, training, and mentoring of any additional staff, interns or contractors assigned to the advancement office
  • Identify and steward prospective donors
  • Stay on top of fundraising trends and the nonprofit community
  • Respond to donor and prospect inquiries in a timely fashion
  • Use prospect research tools and your donor database to build donor relationships

External Relations

  • Represent South Arts at professional meetings, conferences and programs as requested by executive management
  • Draft speeches and talking points for meetings at which you will be representing the organization 
  • Draft correspondence to third party organizations, foundations and individuals as needed for strategic alliance follow-up
  • Maintain account information and contacts in Salesforce for third party strategic alliance organizations

General

  • Participate fully as part of the executive team in advancing the organization to fulfill the mission and strategic plan of South Arts
  • Assist other staff with the creation of solicitation materials
  • Run database reports as needed for prospect tracking and activities
  • Manage the coordination of mailings as needed
  • Conduct and analyze research

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required
  • A Master’s or advanced degree is considered a plus

Experience:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in successful revenue generation, preferably in the nonprofit field; experience in a related field or job functionality required
  • Proven success leading and managing fundraising at the organizational level
  • Supervisory experience is a plus

Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, and a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the organization
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail

Knowledge:

  • Best practices in grants management
  • Time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Creative, self-starter attitude
  • Donor and volunteer service mentality
  • Basic knowledge of MS Office, with advanced knowledge of:
  • Outlook – scheduling meetings, managing calendars, use of rooms and other advanced functions; also managing, importing and exporting contacts; task management
  • Word – document formatting, review options/tracking, mail merge, layout options
  • Excel – spreadsheet creation; column and row formatting; data sorting; page formatting, including borders, gridlines, and use of headers and footers
  • Basic knowledge of customer relationship management systems, Salesforce experience beneficial
  • Basic knowledge of remote team meeting software, presentation tools and graphics tools

Other Requirements:

  • Regular travel will be required
  • The position will be based at the South Arts office in Atlanta

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary Range – Negotiable Based on Professional Experience
  • Benefits –South Arts offers an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental, and life insurance; long-term and short-term disability; vacation; paid holidays; and a 403(b) plan with company match.
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Deputy Director for Programs

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South Arts is one of six regional arts organizations in the United States, serving nine Southern states.  In the past two years South Arts has expanded its programs to serve a broader range of art forms and constituents and anticipates at least doubling its program budget in the next 3 – 5 years. The Deputy Director for Programs will play a major role in this ongoing programmatic expansion. It is an exciting growth period for South Arts, and we are looking for someone who wants to be a valuable part of that growth.

This position reports to the Executive Director and is part of the executive management team. The Deputy Director for Programs is expected to be a major contributor of vision and leadership, helping to accomplish the strategic plan and fulfill South Arts’ mission of advancing Southern vitality through the arts. Diversity, equity and inclusion are key values of this organization. 

Responsibilities: 

Executive Management Team

  • Works in partnership with the Executive Director and the executive team to develop strategies, plans, and tactics that fulfill the mission of the organization
  • Engages with the board of directors in determining strategic program portfolios and program investments
  • Represents the organization in a wide range of environments and with multiple constituencies
  • Contributes to overall organizational effectiveness through strategy development, strategic alignment of resources and action plans across all South Arts functions, policy and process development, legal compliance, fiscal planning and accountability
  • Works in partnership with the Director of Advancement to align funding opportunities and programmatic design/investment; assists and supports advancement activities as needed to ensure optimum revenue stream consistent with strategic plan for programming
  • Actively engages with Executive Director, board, and staff to strengthen South Arts' diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Staffs the Program Committee of the board and other committees and task forces as assigned
  • Supports the Executive Director and board in identifying relevant research, current trends and issues to inform organization effectiveness, program design and execution

Program Leadership and Management

  • Responsible for the design, development, implementation and maintenance of the South Arts program portfolio to fulfill the strategic plan
  • Develop an annual action plan
  • Monitor overall progress of work plan and timeline; oversee program evaluation processes and reporting 
  • Design and lead pilot programs and initiatives, selecting and working with contract support as necessary
  • With the Executive Director and executive team, build a staff team that encourages communication and collaboration across programs, disciplines, and job functions
  • Design/procure staff training around critical concepts and skills 
  • Responsible for the recruitment and hiring of Director-level staff and key contractors
  • Conduct formal personnel reviews and make recommendations re: salary adjustments for direct reports
  • Monitor staff professional development needs and make recommendations as to allocation of professional development funds and internal training/retreats for direct reports
  • Ensure work is carried out when a staff member has a prolonged absence

Financial Management

  • Participate in discussions and decisions guiding and monitoring the development plan and activities; contribute to grant applications and other development efforts
  • Monitor program budgets
  • Remain informed about the organization’s budget and financial status

State Arts Agencies

  • Assist the Executive Director in the development and timing of overall strategies for working with State Arts Agencies (SAAs)

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

  • Work with the Executive Director, Board and staff to increase South Arts’ diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility
  • Develop policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal law, and to improve the accessibility of South Arts’ programs and South Arts-funded activities for individuals with disabilities

Other

  •  Participate nationally as speaker, panelist and delegate at regional and national meetings and conferences
  •  Be an active participant in national initiatives and the Regional Arts Organization (RAO) network
  •  Act as a resource to organizations in the region

Qualifications:

  Education:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required
  • A Master’s or advanced degree is considered a plus

Experience:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in successful arts program management,
  • preferably in the nonprofit and/or grant-making field; experience in a related field or job functionality required
  • Extensive managerial and human resource compliancy required; previous supervision of arts program directors preferred

Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of constituents and build long-term relationships
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical initiatives
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, and a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the organization
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail

Knowledge:

  • Best practices in grants management
  • Time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Creative, self-starter attitude
  • Basic knowledge of MS Office, with advanced knowledge of:
  • Outlook – scheduling meetings, managing calendars, use of rooms and other advanced functions; also managing, importing and exporting contacts; task management
  • Word – document formatting, review options/tracking, mail merge, layout options
  • Excel – spreadsheet creation; column and row formatting; data sorting; page formatting, including borders, gridlines, and use of headers and footers
  • Basic knowledge of customer relationship management systems, Salesforce experience beneficial
  • Knowledge of remote team meeting software, presentation tools and graphics tools

Other Requirements:

  • Regular travel will be required
  • The position will be based at South Arts’ office in Atlanta

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary Range – Negotiable Based on Professional Experience
  • Benefits –South Arts offers an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental, and life insurance; long-term and short-term disability; vacation; paid holidays; and a 403(b) plan with company match.

 

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Gander & White Los Angeles is a full-service fine arts logistics facility serving the local, domestic and international private client, museum, gallery, auction house and interior design communities. We are an 86-year old company with branches in three countries, including 5 in the USA. As founding members of ICEFAT, we are committed to upholding the highest standards in fine art handling, shipping and logistics. We seek an experienced, positive-thinking and organized individual to join our staff as the Operations Manager.

Primary Job Description:
The Operations Manager will oversee the operations arms of our thriving fine-arts logistics operation. These include the local trucking, crating and warehouse departments. Each department has its own supervisor who reports directly to the Operations Manager. The Operations Manager will work closely with the Branch Director on maintaining quality controls within these departments. The Operations Manager will also work closely with the Branch Director on monthly supply/equipment/materials purchasing and other cost-control measures. This position reports to the Branch Director and works closely with all staff members in both the office and operations departments.

Essential Duties:
1. Local/interstate trucking
● Oversee local dispatcher and daily/weekly local truck scheduling
● Manage fleet leases; contracts; maintenance
● Manage fuel purchasing; WEX Fleet system
● Assist with staff hiring, training and discipline
● Oversee staff quality control, best practices and properly handling and technique
● Work with dispatcher on material purchasing and cost control
● Oversee and help implement new COVID-19 safety protocol for local crew and clientele
● Perform site surveys for local moving or art handling projects (for both estimating and planning purposes)
● Complete administrative tasks related to local trucking and submit reports in a timely fashion.

2. Crating/Packing
● Oversee the crating supervisor and crating technicians
● Work with crating supervisor on scheduling and timely completion of crating/packing projects
● Work with crating supervisor on hiring and training staff
● Oversee staff discipline
● Ensure best practices, standards and techniques for fine art crating and packing
● Work with crating supervisor on material purchasing and cost control
● Oversee and help implement new COVID-19 safety protocol for crating technicians and shop area
● Perform site surveys for local crating or packing projects (for both estimating and planning purposes)
● Complete administrative tasks related to crating and submit reports in a timely fashion.

3. Warehouse/Facility
● Oversee warehouse supervisor and daily/weekly warehouse scheduling
● Manage security systems; contracts; maintenance
● Manage HVAC systems; contracts; maintenance
● Manage building/facility maintenance, upkeep and repair
● Assist with staff hiring, training and discipline
● Oversee staff quality control, best practices and properly handling and technique
● Work with warehouse supervisor on material purchasing and cost control
● Oversee and help implement new COVID-19 safety protocol for warehouse staff and clientele
● Work closely with storage registrar on storage accounts and projects
● Complete administrative tasks related to local trucking and submit reports in a timely fashion.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

● Experience working in operations management at a fine art logistics company, art gallery, museum, or similar environment preferable.
● Thorough knowledge of fine art handling, packing, crating, storage and rigging techniques
● Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, G&W proprietary Eos System and working knowledge of database programs.
● Strong organizational and problem solving skills.
● Thorough attention to detail.
● Strong writing and communication skills.
● Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently, interacting in a professional manner with co-workers, vendors and clients.
● Available to work occasional evenings and weekends.
 

In addition to a full-time salary, benefits include health insurance, 401K retirement plan, and paid holidays/sick days. A company phone and credit card will be provided.
 

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Producing Assistant - "Bringing people together [and] brokering solutions"

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Application Deadline: 
June 26. 2020

Want to unite your production experience with your passion for arts and advocacy? Come work at the growing nonprofit that provides leading services to the dance workforce in the metropolitan NYC area. Dance/NYC offers a collaborative environment driven by core values of justice, equity and inclusion, and also provides room for innovation and growth. 

The Organization
With 8 years of service, Dance/NYC has emerged as a cultural force and spokesperson on behalf of the dance field to the media, government and private funders, and the wider creative sector. It embeds values of justice, equity, and inclusion into all aspects of the organization and has historically supported dance in New York City and advanced the field by improving conditions for dance workers and dance related organizations through: 

  • Advocacy
  • Leadership Training, Networking and Convening
  • Grantmaking 
  • Action-Oriented Research
  • Technology and Visibility 

Learn more about Dance/NYC’s mission and organizational values.
https://www.dance.nyc/mission-and-values

The Position
Dance/NYC is looking for a full-time Producing Assistant to support the programs department with the logistics and execution of all Dance/NYC events, maintain internal administrative structures, and coordinate with the communications department to produce marketing components. Dance/NYC intends to fill the position as soon as possible, or by July 1, 2020.

Review the complete job description and list of qualifications.
https://www.dance.nyc/producing-assistant-job-description

The compensation package includes a salary of $42,500 based on experience and competitive benefits.

  • 100% employer paid benefits
  • Paid vacation and paid compensatory time for after office hour events
  • Professional development stipend 

The Location
The Dance/NYC office is completely remote until further notice due to the Coronavirus (or “COVID-19”) Pandemic. 

Dance/NYC’s offices are located on the Garden Floor (ground floor) of the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, 218 East 18th Street, New York, NY 10003 in Gramercy. Access to the Garden Floor entrance includes a two-step descent. A lift to the entrance will be available in the coming months. An accessible bathroom is available onsite, and elevators are not available in the building.

Gramercy is a quiet family neighborhood with brownstones on tree-lined streets. It has a variety of historic restaurants, shops, and neighborhood parks. This neighborhood is also minutes away from Union Square Park.

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