Under work direction from the Principal Preparator and other full-time staff, performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled duties in the preparation, fabrication, installation, and disassembly of exhibit displays and furniture. The As-Needed Preparator works in close association with a full time staff member whenever involved in direct handling of an art object.
The nature of the work involves heavy lifting, manual dexterity, and the ability to assist in the handling of delicate, valuable, and irreplaceable art objects with extreme care.
An As-Needed Preparator provides assistance to the Preparation department during periods of peak workload or on special projects. He/she must be willing to work on temporary assignments varying in the number of hours and days.