Norton Simon Museum

Pasadena, California


The Norton Simon Museum is seeking a part-time Preparator who will be responsible for the safe and careful handling of art objects.

Position Summary


  •  Construction, fabrication, installation and disassembly of exhibitions
  •  Performs maintenance of permanent collection
  •  Assists in preparations for travel and storage, receiving and unpacking, and photographing and technical imaging of artwork


  •  Excellent judgment and attention to detail
  •  Demonstrated competence in handling and installing artwork
  •  Construction and finish carpentry skills required
  •  Ability to work well in a team

Physical Requirements

Must be able to operate manually controlled equipment, mechanical and electrical tools, lift equipment and perform heavy manual lifting (75 lbs.). Requires excellent manual dexterity and visual acuity, long hours of standing, ability to perform lifting, bending, stretching, reaching, and moving objects.


Work schedule (up to 29 hrs/wk): Mon-Fri, with flexible hours, depending on events.

Hiring Pay Scale: $24-$26 hourly

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