28 Apr 2016

Full-Time Carpenter – Exhibition Design and Production

MOMA: The Museum of Modern Art (Job Poster) – New York, New York, United States

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Job Description

Managed directly by the carpenter shop foreperson, and working as part of a six-person in-house crew (and occasionally with larger crews as needed), is responsible for cooperatively addressing the Museum’s multiple construction and furniture-making needs, including construction, erection, installation, and repair of structures, furnishings, fixtures of wood, plywood, wallboard, aluminum, light-gauge steel, etc., using carpenters hand tools and power tools.
Reads and interprets construction documents/sketches for information pertaining to various types of building materials such as lumber and fiberboard. Selects lumber and other materials. Interacts with building occupants at all levels to execute painting assignments with maximum efficiency and quality.
Assists in maintaining a well-organized inventory of tools, materials, and supplies as needed for both gallery and building-wide maintenance and construction.
Cooperates with the other trades (Carpentry, Electrical, Art Handling and Preparation, Audio Visual) and departments (Conservation, CMER, etc.) to perform on-site work safely and within schedule. Reports to Design and Production Manager.

Minimum five years related hands-on museum experience or equivalent.
Ability to stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to operate equipment; understand oral and written instructions; lift materials; and bend, stoop, and reach overhead. Ability to organize work and execute specific projects both independently and within the carpentry team as assigned by foreperson or lead carpenter.
Knowledge of all building trades.
Must be able to demonstrate an exceptional ability using power and hand tools for purposes of rough and finish construction, including cabinet making.
Comprehensive knowledge of woodworking, excellent craftsmanship, and the ability to work within a team is critical.
Strong problem-solving abilities.

A special note: a great deal of work will be done within the Museum’s galleries and public spaces that contain invaluable works of art. The carpenter must be personally careful, vigilant, and aware to ensure that objects and installations are protected as necessary and that the art is never compromised.



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If you would like to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration, please choose one of the following options:
By e-mail: jobs@moma.org (most preferred option)
By fax: (212) 333-1107
By mail: The Museum of Modern Art
The Department of Human Resources
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions.
Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The Museum of Modern Art.



• Job Title: Carpenter – Exhibition Design and Production
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: MOMA: The Museum of Modern Art
• website: artjobs.artsearch.us/job-listings/moma-museum-of-modern-art-ny/
• Location: New York, New York, United States

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts, exhibition, MOMA, and museum. Location: New York. Job listing expires in 54 days.

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