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Lead Painter/Assistant Technician (Full-Time)

Performs a variety of functions including painting, driving, maintenance, and cleaning tasks in accordance with the needs of the Museum.

Opening Date: 8/1/202
Closing Date: 9/1/2022

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for painting assignments and preparation of areas for painting including patching/sanding/taping.
  • Responsible for driving museum vehicles, escorting staff and property, or performing other errands.  Vehicles include a box truck (no CDL required), 15 passenger van, and sedans.
  • Responsible for handling art objects in an appropriate manner.
  • Insures that vehicles are properly maintained, inspected, registered and that problems are reported in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Responsible for safe moving and transportation of Museum property under their care.
  • Assists Museum technicians with maintenance tasks.
  • Responsible for cleaning assignments and routine maintenance tasks
  • Provides setups for special programs.
  • Moving of office furniture or other museum fixtures.
  • Use and operation of a ladder or personal hydraulic lift to reach elevated locations.
  • Performs snow removal.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attends planning meetings involving work related to painting projects.
  • Orders and specifies necessary supplies and materials to complete assignments.
  • Keeps an organized inventory of necessary paint and supplies on hand.
  • Advises management of in-house capabilities and limitations pertaining to painting expertise and scheduling.


Minimum 3 years driving or painting experience. Must have the ability to follow driving directions and be able to work from work orders. Must be able to lift items with a minimum weight of 50lbs.  Must possess valid NJ driver’s license.  Must maintain a good driving record.  High school diploma or equivalent required.   Must have prior painting experience.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

All Museum staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (i.e., have received both doses of a 2-dose vaccine OR a single dose of a one-dose vaccine) and must provide proof of vaccination. Exemptions may be made under religious and medical grounds (conditions apply).

Salary: $22.75 per hour

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


About The Newark Museum of Art:

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

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

Founded in 1909 and located in New Jersey, The Newark Museum of Art (NMOA) is the state’s largest museum and ranks twelfth nationally in terms of collection size. Global and diasporic, the collection includes more than 100,000 artworks, as well as significant holdings of science and natural history. From the classical world to the art of today, the NMOA boasts exceptional examples and depth in the Arts of Global Africa, Arts of Global Asia, Arts of the Americas, including Native American art, Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean, and Decorative Arts. The American collection features works by major artists such as John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt, Sam Gilliam, Georgia O’Keeffe, Carmen Herrera, Jeffrey Gibson, and Mickalene Thomas.

The NMOA’s visitor- and community-centric approach responds to the evolving needs and interests of the diverse audiences it serves by offering exhibitions, programming, a research library, paid internships, and local and global partnerships. A four-acre campus comprises the 1885 Ballantine House, a National Historic Landmark; the Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden; and Horizon Plaza. Under the leadership of Director/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 for the 21st century.

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.