Scottsdale Arts’ Public Art division seeks full time Lead Preparator who will be responsible for the technical aspects of temporary exhibitions and permanent collection installation & de-installation. This position is benefits eligible including medical/dental/vision, life insurance, 401k (after one year) and paid time off including holidays.

Essential duties of position include:

Performs a variety of functions related to the public art and municipal collection including update location records, schedule and install/de install/move art collection. Registrarial duties including database maintenance, tracking locations, photography, and performing inventory/condition reports as requested or assigned. Assists in the maintenance of the vaults, off site storage and work shop facility.
Responsible for coordinating with the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions the development, layout and installation of exhibitions and event installations. Includes the design, building, installation & de-installation of exhibitions, municipal installations & temporary projects. Researches and recommends solutions for temporary installations including safety and potential maintenance issues.
Works with appropriate technology to develop layout for temporary public work installations and exhibitions, coordinates the transportation of materials, artworks, use of scissor lift and/or forklift. May paint, patch walls, clean or other basic carpentry duties.
Responsible for coordinating with the Public Art Manager for Canal Convergence on the planning and installation/de-installation of Canal Convergence artworks. Includes site and equipment preparations, providing on-site direction to installation staff, as directed by the project manager, physical installation and de-installation, and on-site monitoring and maintenance of artworks during the event. Researches and recommends solutions for event installations including safety and potential maintenance issues during the planning phase.
Provides on-site supervision for temporary or per diem staff assisting with installations/de-installations.
Performs a variety of outreach duties including communications with artists, the City, the public, internal staff and other stakeholders in the course of duties.
Performs other duties as required.

Qualified Candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in related field (combination of education and experience to equal 4 years is acceptable with division director approval). An additional 1-2 years experience and/or training in the field. Experience in architecture or engineering. Technical background and comprehensive knowledge of understanding structural plans required.

Additional experience/requirements:

Must possess valid driver’s license and driving record which is acceptable to the organization’s insurance carrier.
Forklift Certification and Boom Lift training.
Water Safety Training required during first 6 months.


Organization/Company: Scottsdale Arts
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Deadline: April 15, 2021
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