On-Call Preparator

Company Name: 

Frye Art Museum

Address: 

704 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

Contact Name: 

Lanie Bolieu

Phone: 

12064328253

Email: 

lbolieu@fryemuseum.org

Job Description: 

THE ORGANIZATION: The Frye Art Museum is a living legacy of visionary patronage and civic responsibility, committed to artistic inquiry and a rich visitor experience. A catalyst for our engagement with contemporary art and artists is the Founding Collection of Charles and Emma Frye, access to which shall always be free. 

THE POSITION: On-Call Preparator

DEPARTMENT: Exhibitions 
REPORTS TO: Manager, Exhibition Design and Production 

SUPERVISES: N/A 
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt 

STATUS: On-call 

COMPENSATION: $27.82/HR
BENEFITS: Seattle Mandated Sick & Safe leave  

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Frye Art Museum is seeking skilled preparators to work on an as needed basis to assist the Preparation Department during periods of peak workload or on special projects. Preparators will perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled duties in the preparation, fabrication, installation, and disassembly of exhibition materials along with art handling and packing.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One (1) year experience in the installation of exhibits in a museum or gallery setting.
  • Knowledge of standard tools and methods used in exhibit installation and safe art handling practices.
  • Ability to problem solve and work well under pressure.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and at heights up to 6 feet

WORKING CONDITIONS

Work areas are inside, in a climate-controlled environment with light to loud background noise. Work may require long periods of sustained standing. Exposure to paint and paint fumes as well as dust and airborne particulate sometime occurs.

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS

The Frye Art Museum mandates that all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Note that all employees are asked to adhere to museum guidance and policy for COVID-19, which may change over time.

OUR COMMITMENT TO INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND ACCESS

We, at Frye Art Museum, believe that the arts are for everyone. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for colleagues and guests. 

Frye Art Museum complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact jobs@fryemuseum.org

TO APPLY

Candidates should send cover letter and resume with "Job Position" in the subject line to smontgomery@fryemuseum.org.  In your email, explain how you meet or exceed the minimum qualifications, describe your current availability, and tell us why you would make an excellent addition to our team!

No phone calls please.

This job summary is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of this role at the Frye Art Museum. Employees must maintain a high degree of flexibility in our rapidly changing environment and, as such, may be required to perform additional duties beyond the scope described here from time to time.