Job Listing: Museum Technician, FT
Monticello - Charlottesville, VA
Closes - 10/15/2021
Position Title – Museum Technician, FT
Salary - $15.00+/Hour. Based on experience.
Job Type - Full-Time
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Monticello is seeking a technician to maintain historic interiors and collection spaces and assist with other Curatorial department functions. This position will involve the daily cleaning and maintenance work while standing on ladders and scaffolding, assist with registration and records data, and assist with monitoring the environment of the collection including temperature, humidity, and light-level monitoring. The technician will take a lead role in tracking loans and corresponding with public queries. This position also involves preparing objects for storage, transport, study, or photography, participate in installation and de-installation, and inventory of objects which can require the lifting of heavy objects. The technician will also be involved in photographing the collection and mountmaking.
Candidates should have demonstrated object-handling skills, and hands-on collection experience in a museum setting is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of preventative conservation techniques and understanding of condition concerns for a variety of media and materials and a high level of computer literacy and collections management software is ideal. Undergraduate degree in Art, Art History, Museum Studies or related field preferred.
The regular work schedule for this position is Tuesday to Saturday from 6:30 am to 3:00 pm. This position will also require some evening, holiday, and weekend work as needed. The ability to lift 50 pounds, climb ladders, stairs and scaffolding is required. The historic house is comprised of four floors joined by narrow stairs; climbing, walking, and carrying objects up and down stairs will also be required. Some travel may be required in conjunction with the traveling exhibition program. Please submit cover letter along with resume and online application. Application deadline: October 15th.