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Exhibition & Collections Installer (Part-Time)

The part-time Exhibition & Collections Installer provides assistance for installations in both temporary exhibitions and collection galleries, as well as gallery upkeep. The position reports to the Senior Director, Innovative Projects & Design, and receives training and on-site assignments from the Exhibition Preparator. The Installer also works under advisement of the Registrar and Curatorial teams.

This is a part-time position requiring 2 days onsite, totaling 15 hours per week.

Reporting to: Senior Director, Innovative Projects & Design
Salary: $30 per hour; eligible for sick time in accordance with the New Jersey’s Earned Sick Leave.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with installation of collection objects, exhibition furniture, and graphics.
  • Follow guidelines and policies for handling artwork.
  • Assist with in-house label production, exhibition component assembly, and the repair of exhibition equipment and displays.
  • Support in-gallery AV/tech needs.
  • Perform gallery housekeeping, such as replacing lighting and labels, as well as minor wall prep and touch up.
  • Other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Installation experience in either a gallery or museum is essential.
  • Ability to handle collection objects safely using the Museum’s approved guidelines.
  • Basic carpentry skills, familiarity with hand tools, and good painting skills are required.
  • Familiarity with basic multimedia equipment is a plus.
  • Ability to collaborate, be part of a team, and work independently is essential.

Physical Demands

  • The ability to receive and understand information and instructions.
  • Must be able to move about, and access and operate equipment.
  • Must be able to work on powered lifts and ascend/descend ladders to install artwork and lighting.
  • Ability to lift or move up to fifty (50) pounds.

Due to the potential high volume of submissions, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

The Newark Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In addition, we aspire to make the Museum and our environment – staff, audiences, artists, programs, and exhibitions – reflective of the diversity of the city of Newark and to capture the spirit of access, inclusion, and equity in all we do. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants from our BIPOC, disabled, and LGBTQIA communities as they must be centered in the work we do.

About The Newark Museum of Art

We acknowledge the traditional homelands of the Lenape, also known as the Delaware, upon which The Newark Museum of Art resides.

Founded in 1909, The Newark Museum of Art (NMOA) is the largest museum in New Jersey and ranks twelfth nationally in collection size, with more than 130,000 artworks and significant holdings of science and natural history. The NMOA is committed to the values of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion by responding to the evolving needs and interests of diverse audiences through participation, visitor experiences, and community engagement.

From the ancient world to contemporary art, the Museum boasts a renowned collection of exceptional quality and depth, spanning concentrations in the Arts of Global Africa; Arts of Global Asia, featuring a Tibetan Buddhist altar; Arts of the Americas; American Art, with a particular strength in Native American art; Decorative Arts; Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean; and Science.

With a focus on welcoming everyone with inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and foster community, the NMOA offers groundbreaking exhibitions, engaging programming, a research library with 60,000 volumes, paid internships, and impactful local and global partnerships. A four-acre campus includes the Ballantine House (1885), a National Historic Landmark; the Ward Carriage House (1860); the Old Stone School House (1784); the Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden; and Horizon Plaza. Under the leadership of Director and CEO Linda C. Harrison, the NMOA has launched an era of transformation to create an engaged citizenry by reimagining the role of the art museum in the 21st century.

“We welcome everyone with inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and foster community”.