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Harn Museum Preparator I


Under general supervision, perform a wide variety of skilled duties in preparation, installation and care of museum exhibits and works of art.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Handles and prepares collection items for exhibition including matting, framing, removal from storage and transporting to display site, hanging and installing/deinstalling exhibitions, and arranging lighting in galleries.
  • Coordinates with curatorial and registration staff for timely installation of exhibits; installs exhibitions.
  • Designs and constructs pedestals, display cases, panels, and other exhibition display essentials.
  • Fabricates shipping crates and storage systems; packs works of art for transportation or storage.
  • Maintains and monitors the condition of exhibition displays; reconstruct displays as needed.
  • May serve as a courier accompanying valuable objects of art in transit as required; supervise loading and unloading of crates at airports, borrowing museums and other venues; may oversee installation of objects.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent and two years of experience, preferably in museum exhibits.

Licensure and Certification



This position may have supervisory responsibility.

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