Art Loan Assistant/Installer  

External Affairs

Status: Full Time
Category: Non-Exempt, Hourly, Benefit Eligible


The Program Assistant/Installer (CPAI) position at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is an integral member of the organization's Development and Corporate teams, charged with administrative tasks and responsibilities in support of the Manager, Director, and fellow staff to achieve the program's goals. The CPAI works with the team to develop and maintain lending artists' relationships and to plan and execute the delivery, care, installation, and de-installation of artwork for corporate member installations at facilities in Massachusetts. 

Position Responsibilities include:

  • Provide administrative assistance to the Director and Art Loan Manager in updating Lending Artist records, processing of Lending Artist membership renewals, and preparing paperwork for art loan rotations.
  • Assist Art Loan Inventory Manager with Mimsy database entries, and photograph artwork as needed.
  • Installation of Corporate Program exhibitions, including both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artwork. 
  • Appropriate care and handling of all Corporate Program Loan Collection and DeCordova Permanent Collection artwork.
  • Repair of Corporate Program Loan Collection artwork, when appropriate – to include adjustments to framing, matting, etc.  .
  • Truck-driving and transportation of all deCordova owned-and-loaned artwork.
  • Assisting with artist studio visits when necessary to ensure safe handling and transportation of artwork.
  • Return of artwork to artists as required. On occasion this may include interstate vehicle transportation of artwork.
  • Assist Managers with assessments of Corporate Member installation sites to ensure safe installation of artwork and safe installation conditions for all DeCordova staff.
  • Assistance with transportation to and from deCordova’s off-site storage for Permanent Collection pieces.
  • Responsible for making and installing artwork wall labels.
  • Packing of artwork for mail shipment.
  • Update Corporate webpage and blog.
  • Special projects as assigned.


  • Hands-on art handling and installation, including experience with contemporary collections of both 2- and 3-dimensional objects. 
  • Excellent writing and communication skills. Familiarity with MailCimp and Word Press.
  • Knowledge, competency, and comfort with driving 15 foot box truck. 
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record required to use company vehicles.
  • Must be able to acquire a DOT Health Examiners Certificate for driving museum box truck.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds overhead. 
  • Knowledge and competency at matting and framing of artworks.
  • Attention to detail and sense of humor.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position that regularly requires early morning hours along with occasional weekend hours in support of department needs. Available benefits include health, dental, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage.

Interested candidates should submit an application to by April 14. Please include a resume, cover letter, and salary requirement.  Applications may also be mailed to deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA   01773. EOE/M/F