Temporary Preparator Position

The Skirball Museum and Cultural Center

Los Angeles 

The Skirball Museum and Cultural Center seeks qualified candidates for a temporary preparatory work. 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. Hours, schedule, and available work will vary weekly.


  • 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: Scott Hersey, shersey@skirball.org and humanresources@skirball.org. 



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