City of Carlsbad, CA - Carlsbad, CA

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Part-time hourly, non-benefited position approximately 500 hours per year.

The gallery closes four to five times a year for two to three weeks to prepare for new exhibitions. The person who fills this position must be able to work a flexible schedule to accomodate the gallery's installation schedule which will include weekdays and some evenings and weekends.

Within this role, you will work with Gallery Curator to install and de-install installations, assisting with a wide variety of operational requirements relating to the preparation and staging of exhibitions at the Willaim D. Cannon Art Gallery, and related work as required.

Duties will include, but are not limited to: painting gallery walls; receiving, unpacking and packing artworks; lifting and moving artwork; pick-up and delivery of artwork; performing carpentry work such as crating or making pedestals, handling artworks on loan, assisting with exhibition lighting; cleaning and waxing gallery floors, overseeing the gallery's off-site storage facility, maintaining care of tools, hardware and other related equipment.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Install and de-install installations
  • Wall preparation, sanding and painting
  • Pack and unpack artwork
  • Proper art handling
  • Assist with exhibition lighting
  • Maintain tool cart inventory
  • Security and lock-up of gallery
  • Transporting and moving artwork
  • Order and purchase paint and installation supplies
  • Transport pedestals, installation supplies, Plexiglas cases, gallery furniture to and from off-site storage facility
  • Lift and move heavy objects as needed
  • Assist in other work in the Gallery as required.


Ideal Candidate

This job needs a responsible arts professional with knowledge of museum or gallery exhibits, art handling procedures for two and three dimensional art objects in a variety of materials, sizes and weights, working knowledge of the use of standard tools, the practices and methods used in painting and wall preparation, and safety practices. Detail oriented with the ability to communicate effectively, work effectively as an independent self-starter and in a team.

Experience & Education:

Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and two to three years of preparatory experience in a museum or gallery field; or graduation from college in a related field and one year of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Essential Requirements

  • Valid CA driver’s license to drive city vehicles
Physical Requirements
  • Safely handling up to 50 pounds; for example in moving pedestals and crates
  • Frequently use hands for simple grasping, fine manipulation, pushing or pulling
  • Occasionally bend, squat, reach or lift overhead, kneel, climb ladders up to 12 feet high
Application/Selection Process:

City application and résumé that indicates related experience must be submitted on-line to the Human Resources department. Applicants most qualified will be notified and granted an interview.

We will begin reviewing applications on July 8, 2013.
This position is open until filled.