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28 Mar 2020

Full-Time Carpenter – Exhibition Design and Production

The Museum of Modern Art  New York, New York, United States

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Job Description

Reports to: Design & Production Manager, Exhibition Design and Production


  • The Carpenter is responsible for cooperatively addressing the Museum’s multiple construction and furniture-making needs.
  • Reads and interprets construction documents/sketches for information pertaining to various types of building materials such as lumber and fiberboard.
  • Selects lumber and other
  • Interacts with building occupants at all levels of management 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 and Audio Visual) and departments (Conservation, CMER, etc.) to perform on-site work safely and within schedule.
  • Performs and other related duties as assigned by management.


  • 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.
  • 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.


 *Note: Please include a cover letter. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.*

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Carpenter – Exhibition Design and Production
  The Museum of Modern Art
   New York, New York, United States

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts, design, exhibition, MOMA, museum, non-profit, and production. States: New York.

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