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Art Preparator
Art Preparator
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Post Date: 17 May 2022


Art Preparator (Regular, Full-Time)
Art Preparation & Installation

The Preparator executes work related to LACMA’s extensive and diverse art programs: exhibitions, permanent collections, and outgoing and incoming loans. Installs and maintains permanent galleries, special exhibition and temporary exhibition spaces, and art storage areas. Uses appropriate materials, equipment, and methods to display, store, pack and transport works of art. Executes the unpacking/packing, installation, disassembly, and storage of works of art, and associated materials for permanent and special exhibition galleries.


  • Works on assignments that are routine in nature
  • Assists in the movement, packing and crating of works of art
  • Under supervision, performs basic carpentry and painting tasks
  • Assists in gallery installation and de-installation
  • Adheres to LACMA safety procedures
  • Keeps work areas neat and organizes supplies, equipment, and digital files
  • Collaborates across departments to pack, crate, receive, deliver, and install works of art and exhibitions
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1-3 years related experience
  • License to operate a variety of vehicles and forklifts
  • Travels to and from LACMA locations across Los Angeles
  • Strong physical and digital organizational skills.
  • Familiar with art object handling and installation, and art object packing and crating
  • Competent in woodworking, cabinetry, metalworking, plastics, painting or decorative finishes, general construction, and/or moving heavy artwork by rigging
  • Strong hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness and reasoning skills, large and small motor skills, and sensitivity to and understanding of materials
  • Proficient with Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Docs
  • Ability to read and interpret documents

To apply, please use the following link.


Los Angeles, USA

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