Variable Preparator

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.

POSITION SUMMARY

As a variable preparator, you will join The Broad prep crew in handling both the permanent collection and loaned works of art; tasks include installation, deinstallation, packing and unpacking, movement and storage of objects, and maintenance of gallery spaces and storage areas.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Read and understand technical drawings and installation instructions
  • Prepare exhibition spaces and furniture for artwork, including patching, painting, running cables, cleaning
  • Safely handle and install the artwork for exhibitions, travel, and storage
  • Adhere to The Broad safety procedures
  • Ability to collaborate with a team and work well alone, when needed
  • Other duties as assigned


EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of two years experience in art handling techniques in a museum environment or graduation from an art handling program
  • Knowledge of best practices and materials for packing and installing artwork
  • The ability to clearly communicate with supervisors and fellow preparators is required
  • Must be self-motivated, reliable and detail-oriented
  • Knowledge of AV installations is not required but appreciated
  • Knowledge of basic carpentry is a plus


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to comfortably lift 60 pounds
  • Ability to use tools and equipment for art installation safely and skillfully
  • Ability to work at heights over 8 feet


ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background and reference check, which will include criminal reports as well as verifications of employment and educational records. You must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer.


SCHEDULE

This position will have a variable schedule, generally 8:30am–5:30pm, Monday-Friday. Selected candidates may have periods during which they are not scheduled to work at all, interspersed with periods of heavy workloads and overtime.


COMPENSATION

Compensation is $26.25 per hour to $34.00 per hour.

 

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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