Lead Preparator

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

Palm Springs, California


Position Title: Lead Preparator
Salary: $65,000.
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Position Summary:

The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum (ACCM) is seeking an experienced museum preparator to oversee and manage the operations and maintenance of museum galleries and collection storage areas. The Lead Preparator will report to the Head of Collections and Curatorial and will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Museum’s art handling, exhibition, and building/fabrication projects. The Lead Preparator will be a hands-on, detail-oriented individual who will ensure museum-quality art handling related to installation and de-installation, including receiving, packing and unpacking, handling, and displaying fine art objects. They will also plan and direct the fabrication of exhibition furniture, temporary walls, and other display designs, and assist in managing the services of outside contractors. The Lead Preparator will be responsible for assuring a safe and healthy work environment through knowledge of best practices and will have experience with maintaining digital media installations. As an integral part of the team, the Lead Preparator will perform other duties in support of the Collections and Curatorial Department and the Museum at large, as assigned.