On-call Painters

Job details:
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
Expiring Date: 15 November 2018
Date: 17 September 2018
Sector: Visual Arts
Function: Exhibition Technician
Contract: Temporary
Salary: Salary according to the experience
Place of work: United States (New York)
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Job Description

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking Museum Exhibition Painters for the Exhibition Construction Department. Although traditional painting skills are important for this position, the nature of the museum demands the ability to flexibly adapt to novel situations. This position is on-call and may be full-time during short periods of exhibition installation and de-installation.

Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods, through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim network that began in the 1970s when the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, was joined by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, has since expanded to include the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (opened 1997) and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (currently in development). Looking to the future, the Guggenheim Foundation continues to forge international collaborations that take contemporary art, architecture, and design beyond the walls of the museum. More information about the foundation can be found at guggenheim.org.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and treat walls and non-art display objects (pedestals, etc.) for painting. 
  • Repair, sand, and patch multiple types of surfaces.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Facility with all types of painting and surface repair equipment.
  • Ability to work with a team of people throughout the museum, including facilities staff, conservators, registrars, art handlers, curators, and exhibition designers.
  • Well-organized.
  • Flexibility and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of museum wall construction preferred.
  • Knowledge of museum display methods.
  • Ability and willingness to work long days consecutively, including weekends and holidays, during exhibition changeovers.

The Guggenheim offers access to a variety of cultural institutions, discounts to museum stores, and a stimulating and collegial work environment.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Department: Exhibition Construction
This is a non-management position
This is an on-call position

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