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Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:12 AM

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Kohn Gallery seeks a skilled professional for the position of Chief Art Preparator. The successful candidate will report to the Exhibitions Coordinator and will work to implement and maintain exhibitions and art fairs in addition to overseeing a rotating selection of work in the gallery's four show rooms. The Chief Preparator will also work closely with the gallery's director, owner, gallery manager, imaging department, artists, and a host of outside vendors on the logistics and execution of installations as well as the shipment and receipt of artwork from various locations.



WORKING HOURS:

40 hours/week, 10am - 6pm, Tuesday - Saturday

Position requires occasional work on weekends and evenings as necessary

May require travel for art fairs, installations, etc.



RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Supervise onsite installation crews and temporary art handling staff

- Execute and/or manage construction of installations, exhibition furniture and displays, and all outside contractors while they are onsite

- Work under the direction of the Exhibitions Coordinator on routine maintenance of all exhibitions (cleaning, light replacement, paint touch-up, etc.)

- Work with the Exhibitions Coordinator on the scheduling, receipt, packing, art-handling, and crating of all exhibitions

- Assist with registrar duties (including updating ArtBase, condition reports, shipping receipts as needed)

- Responsible for the technical aspects of AV setups (including production, equipment and software purchasing, installation and planning)

- Research individual artist projects regarding execution and installation

- Maintain inventory of artworks, tools, and packing supplies

- Maintain clean and organized art storage

- Maintain facilities outside and inside (power wash, graffiti removal, skylight covering, scissor lift maintenance, hvac air filter replacement, sprinter van upkeep) and develop routine maintenance plans

- Carry out regular art handling duties for the gallery

- Occasional assistance with the coordination of, packing, handling, and installation of artwork from the gallery at off-site locations, including driving the gallery sprinter for deliveries and pick-ups

- Other duties as needed and required



QUALIFICATIONS:

BFA/BA in Art, or a related field; previous experience in museum/gallery art handling, installations, and preparation; Required to lift 75 pounds, safely operate power tools, and operate gallery scissor lift; Must be detail oriented and be knowledgeable of up-to-date art handling and packing standards. Must be excellent at working independently, often in high pressure situations and under tight deadlines. Experience with ArtBase, Adobe Photoshop and Google Sketch-Up a plus. We are looking for a professional, flexible, hard working, discreet team player with a passion for the arts.




Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Please email a resume and cover letter to karys@kohngallery.com for consideration. Qualified candidates only. No calls please.

• Location: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

• Post ID: 120476798 losangeles
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