Preparations Assistant

THE BROAD 

The Broad is an internationally renowned contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, the museum offers free general admission. The Broad is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad Collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide and presents an active program of rotating temporary exhibitions and innovative audience engagement. The 120,000-square-foot building features two floors of gallery space and is the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library, which has actively loaned collection works to museums around the world since 1984. Since opening in September 2015, The Broad has welcomed more than 4 million visitors, and has one of the youngest, most diverse audiences of any museum in the country.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Under the supervision of the Head Preparator and the Lead Preparator, the Preparations Assistant will play an integral role on the Preparator Team. The Preparations Assistant will provide routine gallery maintenance to ensure the proper maintenance of our artworks, thereby ensuring our visitors have a welcoming and positive experience.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Clean, dust and sweep galleries, vaults, and work areas.
  •  Touch-up painting of gallery walls as needed.
  • On occasion, aid preparators and collections managers with other tasks.
  • Adhere to The Broad’s safety policies and procedures.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively and constructively in a team environment.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Self-motivated, reliable, and detail oriented.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience cleaning museums, galleries, or high-end commercial spaces, basic wall repair and painting.
  • Knowledge of museum safety policies and practices.
  • A positive attitude and high level of flexibility.
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions with limited supervision.
  • Ability to understand and work within institutional priorities.
  • An appreciation for The Broad’s focus on improving the visitor experience.

 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR MUSEUM STAFF

  • Approach work with integrity and honesty.
  • Support and demonstrate the museum’s culture of developing a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment for staff, contract staff, vendors, and visitors.
  • All employees of The Broad are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to certain exemptions as required by law. All newly hired staff must show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination within 45 days of hire. Please contact Human Resources if you have questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccination policy.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background and reference check.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to perform physical tasks, including bending, kneeling, pulling, pushing, walking, standing for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, and to work at heights up to 18 feet.

 

SCHEDULE

The work schedule for this position requires working on weekends and holidays as well as occasional late nights. Daily hours will be 7:00am-4:00pm with one-hour unpaid lunch.

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The hourly rate for this position is $18.50-$19.00 per hour.

Employees can expect to work 40 hours each week.

Employees hired into this position are eligible for the following benefits: medical, vision, dental, employee assistant program, paid vacation and holidays, sick leave, retirement, life insurance, and short- and long-term disability.

Additional benefits may include employee discount at The Shop, free parking or annual free personalized LA Metro pass or bike stipend or walk stipend, discounts at local eateries, and more.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Broad is an equal opportunity employer, and we aspire to reflect the diversity of Los Angeles in both our staff and our visitors. It is the practice of The Broad to offer equal opportunity consistent with applicable federal and state law in all aspects of employment.  All employment decisions will be made in compliance with applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, medical condition (as defined by California law and including Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), actual or perceived), genetic information, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, having filed a discrimination complaint or any other status protected by applicable law. The Broad believes that by actively building a diverse workforce we can innovate, inspire, and engage with the widest possible audience. 

 

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the job.

 

*Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified candidates with disabilities in accordance with the ADA and the ADAAA.

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