City of Glendale
NOTE: THIS IS AN UNCLASSIFIED, NON-CIVIL SERVICE, HOURLY POSITION WITH NO MEDICAL, DENTAL OR ACCRUED LEAVE BENEFITS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF AB1522 - HEALTHY WORKPLACE HEALTHY FAMILY ACT. THIS POSITION IS BUDGET AND TASK DEPENDENT AND HOURS WORKED MAY VARY WEEK BY WEEK. FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE (TUESDAY THRU FRIDAY AND OCCASIONAL SATURDAYS) WORKING APPROXIMATELY 20 HOURS PER EXHIBITION.
Under general supervision, assists in the installation and removal of art work for gallery exhibitions at the Brand Library Art Galleries and Central Library's ReflectSpace. The nature of this position involves heavy lifting, manual dexterity, and the ability to physically handle delicate, valuable, and irreplaceable art objects with extreme care. Gallery Installer is responsible for gallery preparation and the installation and de-installation of art works for gallery exhibitions and will be required to install and prepare approximately eight exhibitions each year.
Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:
Prepare the walls and gallery for installation, including patching, light painting and cleaning.
Safely and knowledgeably handle a variety of art works, framed and unframed (paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures and multi-media works).
Hang and install artworks based on a layout designed by Gallery staff and/or artists which may involve climbing ladders and/or scaffolding.
Adjust lighting for each exhibition, moving spots on tracks and replacing bulbs.
May provide input about layout design and assist with placement of artwork.
Prepare and install gallery signage and labels.
Load and unload works into receiving areas ensuring safe and proper handling techniques are practiced, including crating and uncrating works.
Prepare collection(s) and/or artwork(s) for storage.
Oversee and maintain supplies, tools and equipment and notify Gallery Director in advance to order needed supplies.
Install exhibitions with attention and eye for detail.
Safely fabricate objects onsite with use of small tools.
Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of and skill in:
Art handling techniques.
Good customer service practices.
Hanging, lighting and painting.
Tools and equipment.
Communicate effectively in English.
Establish and maintain smooth and effective working relationships.
Physical stamina needed for climbing ladders and medium to heavy lifting (ability to lift up to 50lbs infrequently).
Read, write and comprehend directions in English.
Work independently as needed.
Work methodically and effectively with others and to accept and carry out instructions.
Work within time constraints and deadlines.
Assume responsibility for maintaining a safe working environment; work independently and take initiative as needed
Be extremely reliable and dependable, with great interpersonal skills.
Work overtime and flexible hours that are not consistent and are based on exhibition schedule and operational needs.
One year of previous experience in handling and installing professional gallery or museum exhibitions.
High School Diploma or its equivalent. A Bachelor's Degree in Art History, Fine Arts, Crafts or Museum Studies is desirable.
Valid Class C California driver's license required.
An equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may substitute for the listed minimum requirements.
Upon completion of the application period, all applications, resumes and submitted reference materials will be reviewed and evaluated and only the best-qualified candidates based on applicable experience will be invited to an interview. The evaluation will be based on the candidate's education and experience as related to the position and interview questions will be to evaluate the candidate's education, experience, knowledge and skills for the position. The City of Glendale reserves the right to modify the above stated examination components and/or weights. Should this be necessary, the qualified candidates will be notified. The selected candidate will be subjected to a background check including Livescan fingerprinting. The City of Glendale conforms with State and Federal obligations to make reasonable accommodation for applicants and employees with disabilities. The Human Resources Department asks that it be advised of special needs at least five days prior to the first test part so that a reasonable accommodation may be made. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an express or implied contract. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Glendale requires that all new employees provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.