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Exhibit Preparator

Job Opportunity Notice – Exhibit Preparator

City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

(This position is an As Needed/Intermittent Staff Position with no health care benefits.)

 

Established in 1954, LAMAG is the longest running institution in Los Angeles devoted solely to exhibiting art. The gallery focuses on artists from Los Angeles – in particular underrepresented artists whose work may not otherwise have found a platform. Our exhibitions, educational and public programs aim to inspire conversation about the contemporary issues and ideas that resonate most with the people of Los Angeles. LAMAG is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

 

The Exhibit Preparator performs at a professional level all duties related to the installation of art exhibits in three gallery spaces, the Los Angeles Municipal Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA) and the Bridge Gallery at City Hall (CHBG).

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists in the physical operation of an art gallery and performs tasks involved in storing, condition reporting, shipping, receiving, and installing art exhibits
  • Maintains records and is responsible for the condition reporting, assembling, care, and maintenance of exhibiting artwork and ensures compliance with insurance or loan agreements
  • Arranges, assembles, maintains, and dismantles materials and display structures used in exhibition programs at an art gallery
  • Hangs and focuses lights according to an exhibit design using contemporary lighting consoles; selects proper lighting equipment for artwork based on material sensitivity
  • Oversees and maintains security related to the operation and maintenance of an art gallery during installs
  • Directs and assists with the packing, unpacking, and transportation of art works and collections arriving and leaving an art gallery
  • Assists in the orderly maintenance of the gallery, gallery woodshop, and storage vault
  • Frames, mounts, labels, places, and/or hangs various objects of art ensuring that aesthetic and safety standards are met
  • Operates, maintains and properly stores equipment such as power tools, painting equipment, and other equipment used in art galleries and art collections
  • Drives City truck to safely transport art objects
  • Arranges for necessary upkeep, restoration, and framing, and reframing of art works
  • Designs and constructs art gallery displays and support structures per exhibition need
  • Properly stores supplies, tools, and equipment related to an art gallery
  • Performs related duties as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of techniques and materials related to art gallery displays and exhibitions; including storage, packaging, shipping, and display techniques for various art works such as paintings, photography, film/video, and sculpture
  • Experience processing, documenting, cataloging, and condition reporting of art work
  • Understanding of basic concepts of drawing, painting, commercial art, and design
  • Knowledge and experience in art gallery lighting principles and techniques
  • Knowledge of computer systems, software, and hardware related to the operation of an art gallery
  • Installing and troubleshooting AV equipment, including: electronic media files, media players, projectors, monitors, and sound equipment
  • Knowledge of necessary storage, safety, and handling methods for exhibited artwork
  • Knowledge and experience to safely operate woodshop tools and power equipment such as jig saws, miter saws, table saws, electric tools, hand tools, ladders, and scissor lifts, to construct and accommodate art gallery displays
  • General knowledge of safety practices and procedures
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a team of preparators, curators and director
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • A valid CA driver’s license is required

 

All interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and completed City application, which can be downloaded at http://per.lacity.org/application.pdf. Send applications to isabelle.lutterodt@lacity.org by 5:00PM on Friday, December 13, 2019.

Gallery Attendant

Job Opportunity Notice – Gallery Attendant

City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

(This position is an As Needed/Intermittent Staff Position with no health care benefits.)

 

The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), located in Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood seeks a Gallery Attendant. The Gallery Attendant will facilitate visitor experience. This is a part-time, as needed position and is not eligible for benefits.

 

Established in 1954, LAMAG is the longest running institution in Los Angeles devoted solely to exhibiting art. The gallery focuses on artists from Los Angeles – in particular underrepresented artists whose work may not otherwise have found a platform. Our exhibitions, educational and public programs aim to inspire conversation about the contemporary issues and ideas that resonate most with the people of Los Angeles. LAMAG is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining art exhibits and galleries, including opening and closing the gallery
  • Patrolling the gallery to protect exhibits
  • Maintaining a high standard of customer service at all times, including the front desk and in the galleries
  • Generating interactive and sociable experiences of the gallery and its programs for visitors
  • Monitoring and reporting on visitor response and experience of gallery and its programs
  • Enforce museum policies
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor
  • Assisting with gallery education and tours
  • Updating social media
  • Selling catalogs
  • Preparing galleries for lectures, study classes, and special events by setting up such items as chairs, tables, speaking platforms, microphones, and projectors
  • Receiving and stacking incoming supplies
  • May occasionally be assigned to other duties for training purposes or to meet technological changes or emergencies

 

Qualifications:

  • Personable, punctual, and positive attitude
  • Interest in contemporary art
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Prior experience at a cultural institution preferred
  • Ability to multi-task and flexibility with day to day tasks

 

 

 Requirements:

  • Weekends, holidays, and some evening availability
  • Familiarity with Dropbox, Google Suite including Drive, Docs and Mail and Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Customer service experience
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods; sit for extended periods; climb up and down stairs; bend, stoop, and lift to move and retrieve materials; pull, push, and lift up to 25 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

All interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and completed City application, which can be downloaded at http://per.lacity.org/application.pdf. Send applications to ciara.moloney@lacity.org by close of business (5:00PM) on Saturday, November 30th.

Internships

The LAMAG Internship Program provides individuals with hands-on experience in working at a contemporary arts institution where they can grow their knowledge and develop their leadership skills, while also providing invaluable support to exhibitions, programs, and staff. The Internship Program offers an opportunity for positive growth as well as an immersive learning environment. LAMAG is committed to building a diverse team and invites people of all talents, ethnicities, cultures, religions, gender identities and sexual orientations to apply.

 

The gallery recruits interns on a seasonal basis. Please check back for further information on upcoming internship opportunities.

 

AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Volunteering

Being a volunteer at LAMAG is a great way to learn about contemporary art, meet people with similar interests, and share your knowledge with visitors. Volunteers are a vital and valued part of the LAMAG team.

 

LAMAG is committed to building a diverse team and welcomes people who would like to build relationships between the gallery and its audiences.

 

Volunteers work in the following area:

 

Gallery Facilitator

Facilitators are people-focused volunteers who engage with our visitors and improve their experience by providing appropriate information on the exhibitions on view in the Gallery. Facilitators also help to maintain the Gallery throughout the day, but their primary focus is on helping visitors.

 

The gallery recruits volunteers on a rolling basis throughout the year. Please note this is unpaid, volunteer-based opportunity.

 

If you are interested in this role, please send a 1 page introductory letter to lamag@lacity.org outlining your interests, skills and relevant experience.