Temporary Preparator needed for Los Angeles Museum


Title: Temporary Preparator

Location: Skirball Museum and Cultural Center, Los Angeles

Status: Temporary
Dates: March 2 – May 1


Temporary Preparator


The Skirball Museum and Cultural Center seeks qualified candidates for a temporary preparator position.  The temporary preparator performs a wide range of semi-skilled and skilled duties in the preparation, installation, de-installation, and care of objects and works of art at the museum level. 



·       Using museum best practice methods of handling, moving, packing and installing artwork and objects, the temporary preparator is responsible for the safe handling and installation and de-installation of art, objects and related materials for exhibition. 

·       Installation of graphics, signage, labels and lighting.

·       Receive and uncrate shipments of art and related exhibition materials.

·       Assist in the preparation and fabrication of temporary exhibition components such as display cases, mounts, frames, pedestals and temporary walls as needed.



·       Strong working knowledge and skills in the preparation, installation and care/ handling of valuable objects in a museum or gallery. Museum experience preferred.

·       Effective communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and economic backgrounds.  Ability to work well in both a team environment and independently.

·       Ability to multi-task and complete projects in a timely manner. 

·       Knowledge of fabrication and production techniques and experience working with wood and machine shop tools preferred.

·       Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

·       Knowledge of audio visual equipment a plus.

Please send resume and cover letter to: Michele Urton, [email protected]

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