Reports to Associate Director for Administration
Available July 15, 2014
The Security Manager’s role is to ensure a positive, safe and secure setting for the entire facility, including the galleries, the artist’s studio area, and the office areas. The Security Manager is also responsible for the over all well being of the artwork, public safety, building safety, and employee safety and security. The Security Manager will be responsible for managing, training, and scheduling 2-3 part time security guards to allow for complete coverage of the open building during gallery hours and special events.
The Security Manager will be required to live in an apartment onsite and have CPR/First Aid certification. Knowledge of building systems a plus. College degree or technical/vocational training and an art background preferable.
Contact Helen Page at @ email@example.com or 302-656-6466 x7107
Exhibition Designer and Preparator
The DCCA Preparator is responsible for all aspects of museum exhibition installations and helps oversee the safe handling of all works of art in the galleries. The position requires a broad variety of experience, flexibility, and demonstrable hands-on abilities with a range of tasks. Exhibition-related tasks include exhibition design and planning, graphics, construction of exhibition furniture, gallery painting, lighting, and art handling and installation. In collaboration with the DCCA Chief Curator and Curatorial Assistant, the Museum Preparator also oversees the safe movement of art objects within the building and transport of artworks to and from the museum. The Preparator also packs and unpacks art, installs and de-installs artwork, prepares works for exhibition (mat, frame, stretch, etc.), and other exhibitions-related projects.
The DCCA Preparator will also serve an integral role in the final planning, preparation, and installation of a new DCCA sales gallery and outdoor sculpture program. This position reports to the Chief Curator.
Plan, prioritize, and schedule work
Assess resource needs and determine adjustments as required
Assist in the development of exhibition budgets
Oversee temporary preparation interns; direct and supervise their work.
Maintain the museum’s workshop and related tools and equipment
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Three to five years of museum or gallery experience
Extensive knowledge of design and construction of museum exhibits; lighting concepts and systems; safety regulations, and practices; and ADA requirements
Knowledge of art handling procedures for two- and three-dimensional art objects
Knowledge in using the standard tools, practices and methods used in painting, rough and finish carpentry as well as cabinet work
Experience with the use and application of different materials such as various kinds of lumber, fabrics, plastics, mechanical fasteners, and adhesives
Ability to plan, prioritize, schedule, implement, and oversee a variety of projects
Prepare cost estimates and make sound purchasing decisions
Lift and move heavy objects as required
Interpret artists’ schematic drawings and gallery floor plans
Develop and implement design concepts
Participate effectively as a member of a cross-functional team
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with museum staff, volunteers, the general public, and representatives from other museums
Explain and carry out methods and procedures relating to the handling of art
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their experience in handling an array of art objects from traditional paintings to digital media installations as well as the rigging and movement of art including large-scale sculptures.
Full-time position (40 hours per week), to include some evening and weekend hours. Full benefits
Salary: Competitive compensation depending on experience
Please email application materials to Maiza Hixson at firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications are due by August 15th, 2014.
PART-TIME SECURITY GUARD
A Part-Time Security Guard is needed for weekend and evening hours at the DCCA. The hours would include working Saturdays 10am - 5pm, and/or Sundays 12pm - 5pm, and evening coverage during special events (such as First Friday Art on the Town evenings). Part-time guards at the DCCA are many times artists still in school or recently graduated, who want to remain involved in the art-related field. Additional security and CPR experience is a plus.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION The Part-Time Security Guard is to ensure a positive, safe and secure environment for the entire facility. This includes the public viewing contemporary art in the galleries, the studio artists in the facilities, and the office area for the staff. The Security Guard is responsible for the overall well-being of the artwork, public safety, building safety, and employee safety at all times while on duty.
Anyone interested should contact Helen Page at email@example.com or call (302) 656-6466 x7107.
The DCCA seeks DCCA Teaching Artist Positions for various programs. Responsibilities vary depending on the program. They include but are not limited to; curriculum development and implementation, supply purchasing, overseeing volunteers and assistant teachers, set-up and clean up, and maintaining a safe and creative studio environment.
Types of Programs:
• Family Programs
• Hands-On Art Activities
• Summer Arts Camps
• Teen Workshops
• Outreach Programs
• Children’s Art Classes
For more information contact Sarah Ware, Curator of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.