Preparator at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

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A leading nonprofit art museum and school.

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Kalamazoo, Michigan

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (KIA) is a leading nonprofit art museum and school. Since 1924, the institute has offered art classes, exhibitions, lectures, events, activities and a permanent collection. The KIA’s mission is to cultivate the creation and appreciation of the visual arts in West Michigan. The KIA believes the visual arts are for everyone. They inspire, fulfill, and transform.

The Exhibitions Preparator prepares and installs artwork and related materials for both temporary, traveling, and permanent collection exhibitions, works with the Registrar to maintain order and security in permanent collection and other art storage, and prepares and installs signage as required for general KIA needs. The Exhibitions Preparator is responsible for documenting all exhibitions, as well as artworks in the permanent collection, via photography or other digital means.

Full-Time Position: $42,500-$47,500

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree preferred; 5+ years of experience in a preparator position at this level or 10+ years of experience in a preparatory position at an AAM accredited organization; proven preparator skills and familiarity with exhibition design software; entrepreneurial, creative, self-starter with initiative; and a collegial spirit and cooperative approach that facilitates working closely with others.

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