21 May 2017

Full-Time Job Head Preparator

David Kordansky Gallery (Job Poster) – Los Angeles, California, United States

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Job Description

David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA is seeking a full-time HEAD PREPARATOR

We are seeking a highly motivated, well organized, and team-oriented person who wants to be part of a rapidly growing, internationally renowned contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles, CA. The Head Preparator position will be scheduled 5 days a week, Monday to Friday, but the applicant must be flexible and available outside of the designated days on an as needed basis. This is a managerial position, and the applicant is required to have extensive prior experience working as a preparator and handling a variety of artwork at a contemporary art gallery or museum.

Primary responsibilities include directing and training a team of preparators and participating in the following duties:

– Installation, maintenance, and de-installation of artworks for exhibitions, art fair presentations, photo shoots, and private viewings
– Proper packing of artworks for storage and outgoing shipments
– Proper unpacking of artworks for condition reporting and installation
– Receipt and release of artworks
– Local collection, transporting, and delivery of artworks
– Client installs as needed
– Construction of models for exhibitions and art fair presentations
– Storage and supplies maintenance
– General facilities maintenance, including, but not limited to, patching and painting, general clean-up, and disaster preparations
– Fabrication of pedestals and t-frames, and other light carpentry

Qualifications include:

– Extensive prior experience working as a preparator and handling a variety of artwork at a contemporary art gallery or similar arts organization
– Ability to accurately install, maintain, and deinstall artworks of a variety of mediums, including, but not limited to sculpture, painting, works on paper, photographs, video, ceramics, etc.
– Knowledge of basic construction and fabrication materials and methods
– Experience driving up to 16 ft. box trucks
– A/V experience preferred
– Prior experience installing and deinstalling at art fairs preferred
– Experience with Photoshop and other graphic and technical software preferred
– High attention to detail
– Able to efficiently lead, manage, and delegate to a team of preparators
– Able to work independently
– Capable of working successfully in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
– Superior crisis management skills
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Valid driver’s license

Salary based on qualifications and experience. Please email a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Head Preparator” to jobs@davidkordanskygallery.com. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for this position will be contacted.



• Job Title: Head Preparator
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: David Kordansky Gallery
• website: www.davidkordanskygallery.com
• Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: art gallery, art-handler, arts, and exhibition. Location: California.