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Verified Pay $20.35 - $23.93 per hour
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Location Riverside, California

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Senior Museum Preparator

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 30346233 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $43,973 - $51,720

Position Information

UCR ARTS is comprised of the California Museum of Photography, the Sweeney Art Gallery, and the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts. Located on a single block in adjacent historical buildings in downtown Riverside, UCR ARTS' mission is to provide a cultural presence, educational resource, community center and intellectual meeting ground for the university and the community. Reporting to the Exhibitions Manager, the Senior Preparator is responsible for all aspects of preparation and production of exhibitions. The position will work closely with the UCR ARTS Directors and Curators to prepare physical and conceptual designs for contemporary and historical art and interactive exhibitions.

The full salary range for the Senior Museum Preparator is $20.35 - $23.93 per hour. However, the expected pay scale for this position is $20.35 - $22.91 per hour. We base salary offers on a variety of considerations, such as education, licensure and certifications, experience, and other business and organizational needs.

Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in Art, museum sciences, or related field. Preferred High School/GED Required


License Requirement Valid Drivers License Required


Experience Requirement Experience in coaching and supervising students, interns, and volunteers for best performance. Required Experience in light construction techniques. Required Experience in dry mounting and cutting exhibition text panels and captions. Required Minium of 3 years experience working in the arts or related environment. Preferred Minimum of 1 year of preparatory experience in a museum or art gallery field; or graduation from college with a major in a selected discipline; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement Shift Work (hours outside standard Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM work hours). Overtime during heaving installation periods to be expected. Required Overtime Required Travel Required

Minimum Requirements

Skill in the use of conventional and power tools for modeling and exhibition design including temporary wall building, finish carpentry, and preparing and painting walls.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and timelines with close attention to detail.
Knowledge/practice of conservation techniques and use of materials in preparation and care of works on paper and photographic materials (matting/framing).
Knowledge/practice of audio, video, and other technological installations.
Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills applicable to a deadline oriented, creative, and academic atmosphere.
Knowledge/practice in packing/shipping/receiving and care of a variety of fine arts objects and materials.
Ability to move objects weighing 40lbs.
Proven record of efficient independent performance in supervising and installing fine art exhibits under strict time lines taking responsibility for results.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of contemporary art, photography, and media works.

Knowledge of contemporary museum design.

Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite applications.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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