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Verified Pay $17.56 - $20.25 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Riverside, California

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Museum Preparator

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary 31062879 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $36,665 - $42,282

Position Information

The UCR ARTS Preparator is responsible for assisting with all aspects of preparation and production of UCR ARTS exhibitions. The position will work under the direction of the Senior Preparator and will work closely with others to prepare physical and conceptual designs for contemporary and historical art and interactive exhibitions.

The full salary range for the Museum Preparator is $17.56 - $20.25 per hour. However, the expected pay scale for this position is $17.56 - $18.86 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 university employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Preferred


License Requirement Valid Drivers License Required


Experience Requirement Experience in light construction techniques, fine art framing, and dry mounting. Required Minimum of 3 years of experience working in the arts or related environment Preferred Experience working in a diverse environment and a desire to make inclusion a priority. Required Experience in light construction techniques, hanging drywall, plaster finish work, and painting. Required 2-3 years experience working in the arts, construction, fine art framing or related experience. Preferred

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement Shift Work (hours outside standard Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM work hours) Required

Minimum Requirements

Record of efficient performance in installing fine art exhibits under strict timelines with close attention to detail, or similar activity.
Ability to function independently and take responsibility fo results.
Knowledge/practice in packing/shipping/receiving/condition reporting and care of a variety of fine arts objects and materials.
Ability to read and interpret construction drawing and plans for fabrication.
Ability to move and lift at least 60lbs.
Knowledge of contemporary museum design, practices and standards.
Ability to work in small, confined spaces and at heights on lifts and ladders for extended periods.
Knowledge of digital media installation techniques for projectors, televisions, audio installations, and lighting.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills applicable to a deadline oriented, creative, and academic atmosphere.
Computer proficiency. Ability to use Microsoft Office suite of products.
Knowledge/practice in packing/shipping, receiving, and care of a variety of fine arts objects and materials

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of shop safety procedures, tool maintenance, and inventory management.

Skills in the use of power and hand tools used in the fabrication of exhibition furniture. (miter saw, table saw, panel saw, etc.)

Knowledge/practice of materials used in preparation and care of works on paper and photographic materials.

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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