Corporate Program Assistant/Installer

Type: 
External Affairs

Overview:

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:

  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Hands-on art handling, including experience with contemporary collections of both 2 and 3-dimensional objects.
  • Hands-on art installation, in museum and/or gallery settings.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills. Familiarity with MailCimp, Word Press
  • Knowledge and competency at matting and framing of artworks.
  • 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.
  • Attention to detail and sense of humor.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position that regularly includes 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 [email protected] by November 7th. 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.