LOS ANGELES – RFQ – Head Preparator at the Autry

In RFQ on January 29, 2016 at 6:51 pm

The Autry is dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West. Through the work of its dynamic staff, the Autry promotes education, research, exhibitions, and public programs. Located in scenic Griffith Park, the Autry provides a collaborative work environment for its employees and attracts highly qualified and motivated professionals.

The Autry seeks a Head Preparator to oversee all aspects of exhibition fabrication, installation, maintenance, and de-installation. The Head Preparator hires, trains, and supervises full-time and temporary Preparators. He/She works closely with the Design Director and project leader(s) to plan for exhibitions, and with the Collections and Conservation staff to design and fabricate mounts and furniture and to install artifacts to museum standards.

ELIGIBILITY: Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art or equivalent training; At least 10 years experience as an art handler and/or museum exhibition planning and installation; At least five years of management experience, including supervising staff and developing and managing budgets; Ability to read and understand architectural plans and construction documents; Extensive knowledge of materials and construction and fabrication techniques


QUESTIONS: Cynthia Sandoval, Human Resources Coordinator, AUTRY MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN WEST, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462; phone: 323.495.4303


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