3 Year College Diploma in Art History, Studio Art or related field.
Requires 2 years of relevant experience
The McMaster Museum of Art (MMA) is a meeting space for both the campus and the community situated within the traditional territories of the Mississauga and Haudenosaunee nations. The Museum engages, educates and inspires through: growing an awareness of the interconnectivity of the past, present and future; advancing de-colonization; engaging in innovative and imaginative research; dismantling institutional and ideological boundaries; partnering and collaborating with intentionality; diversifying the collection; and building capacity.
It is recognized internationally for its collections which include antiquities and works of art from the historical, modern and contemporary periods. The museum has an active acquisitions program as well as actively commissioning the creation of public works of art by living Canadian artists.
MMA is currently hiring for an Installation Officer to be part of the museum team. The team works in partnership on exhibition presentation; collections development and dissemination, and the presentation of educational programming on campus an in the community.
Responsible for installing exhibitions and works of art, wrapping and crating works of art for transport and storing works of art at the Museum.
- Install art work, adjust lighting and sensor lights as required for a variety of exhibits.
- Matte and frame works of art.
- Act as a courier for collection works on tour or loan.
- Set-up various a/v equipment in exhibitions and installations.
- Identify customized storage systems and hanging systems for complex and unusual works of art.
- Modify crates and prepare pieces of art for shipping and transportation.
- Participate in placing exhibitions.
- Provide information to staff regarding the hanging and storage of art work.
- Update and maintain a variety of documents.
- Liaise with artists to identify their needs regarding display of their art and determine required materials for building displays.
- Identify, source, and order resources and materials required for installations.
- Identify shortage of space and re-evaluate the location of art displays to accommodate expanding collections.
- Use a variety of power tools when fabricating storage systems and art displays.
- Perform walkthroughs of Museum and report issues to Manager.
Successful Candidate must have:
- 3 Year College Diploma in Art History, Studio Art or related field.
- Requires 2 years of relevant experience.
- Knowledge of historical and contemporary art materials and techniques.
- Knowledge of museum storage, packing and transportation standards in accordance with the Canadian Conservation Institute AA Standards.
- General Knowledge of fabrication and construction methods of exhibitions, shipping and storage of objects and materials.
- Must have strong planning and organizational skills.
- Must have a valid G License and a reliable vehicle.
- Required to life up to 50lbs., work on ladders at heights and safely operate tools.
How To Apply
To apply for this job, please submit your application online.
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McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.
The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.
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