USC Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena, California 91101
Open Wednesday through Sunday 10am to 6pm
USC Pacific Asia Museum seeks a Museum Preparator who is responsible for all aspects of museum exhibition installations on time and on budget; helps oversee the safe handling and transport of all artworks to and from the museum, and assists the Curatorial and Collections Departments with a range of collections management and administrative support. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in museum best practices and has technical expertise in installation and de-installation, packing and unpacking, handling and shipping fine art objects; planning and directing the fabrication of exhibition pedestals and casework, temporary walls and other exhibition materials to artist or curator specifications. To apply for this position, visit https://jobs.usc.edu/postings/27725.
This position reports to the Curator and duties include:
•Responsible for all aspects of museum exhibition installations and safe handling of all works of art in the museum including construction/preparation of exhibition furniture, pedestals, two and three-dimensional models, blue prints and displays; gallery painting; lighting; and art handling; in collaboration with museum's registrar.
•Installs or de-installs artwork for temporary and permanent exhibitions as designed by curator or curatorial staff or collaborates with curatorial staff to design exhibition layouts.
•Ensures proper procedures of art handling are followed during art installations, gallery renovations, and art transportation.
•Works with registrar to create custom housings for any artwork returning to permanent storage.
•Maintains and acquires museum's workshop and related tools, hardware and other equipment and materials.
•Prepares galleries for exhibitions including clearing of galleries and gallery walls in preparation of new exhibitions and proper repairing.
•Assists with planning and preparation of renovation of museum storage areas, as needed.
•Receives and unloads exhibition crates and delivers to appropriate storage. Unpacks and repacks exhibition crates.
•Coordinates and collaborates with contractors during art installations, demolitions and renovations.
•Assists with or develops and monitors departmental budget for exhibition projects.
Education Specialist (listed as Program Specialist on USC Careers)
Job Location: Pasadena, CA
Job ID: 1000624
The successful candidate will be creative and professional, have strong communication skills, and be comfortable in a dynamic team environment. He or she must have up-to-date knowledge of current practices in gallery teaching, museum education, and volunteer management. BA required; master's preferred. Prior art museum or education experience required. Periodic weekend and evening hours required.
Reporting to the Curator of Education, the Education Specialist manages the school and public tour programs, and volunteer program. Duties include:
•Work collaboratively with Docent Council to recruit and train docents.
•Provide ongoing professional development for docents and teaching artists regarding pedagogy, teaching strategies, and touring techniques.
•Oversee and collaborate with teaching artists to develop new hands-on workshops.
•Correspond with teachers and tour operators to schedule group visits.
•Collaborate with the Pasadena Educational Foundation to execute My Masterpieces partnership.
•Utilize coaching from consultants to design grant-supported updates to the volunteer program, including an extensive technological upgrade of records.
•Recruit, interview, and train new volunteers and cultivate a community of existing and new volunteers.
•Manage volunteers at public programs and outreach events.
•Plan appreciation events for volunteers, including large annual gathering in fall.
•Coordinate schedules with docents, volunteers, and teaching artists.
•Oversee ongoing evaluation of tour and volunteer programs.
•Other duties as needed to support the tour and volunteer programs and other efforts of the Education Department.
Bachelor's degree Combination experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Field of Expertise
Directly related professional experience in program specialization, e.g., counseling or teaching.