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Exhibitions Preparator

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) seeks an experienced Exhibitions Preparator. This full-time, exempt position reports to the Installation Manager in the Curatorial Division.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Museum-quality art handling related to installation and de-installation of temporary and permanent exhibitions.
  • Professional knowledge of museum exhibit fabrication demonstrating creativity, aesthetic sensibility, ingenuity and problem solving.
  • Maintenance of temporary and permanent exhibits.
  • Research innovations in archival museum materials and installation techniques.
  • Maintains a safe, healthy work environment.
Full-time Museums
Employer Name:
Baltimore Museum of Art
Job Title:
Exhibitions Preparator
Employer Website:
Employer Contact Information:
[email protected]
Job Submission Requirements:
QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in an art related field or similar area • Extensive knowledge of art media to facilitate appropriate handling procedures • 5-7 years museum art handling experience • 5-7 years of cabinetry-level wood working experience • Working knowledge of architectural and design plans with a firm understanding of construction techniques • Working knowledge of gallery lighting and A/V equipment • Ability to lead a team of art handlers • Ability to climb and work on ladders for extended periods of time, to reach works of art above shoulder level, to lift heavy objects (up to 50 lbs.) and to stand or walk for the bulk of the work day. • Ability to work on platform lifts BENEFITS The BMA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply. We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. For this exempt position we offer medical, dental, vision, prescription, 403b retirement plan, long term disability, flexible spending account, flexible and condensed scheduling, museum and restaurant discounts, and reduced fee gym membership. We also offer accrued vacation, holidays, personal days, floating holidays, and sick days. APPLY Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Exhibitions Preparator” and your first and last name in the subject line. Incomplete application materials will not be considered. No phone calls please.

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