Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Employment Opportunity at Stephen Bulger Gallery - Preparator


We are looking for an experienced fine-art framer and jack-of –all-trades who is a team-player with a passion for the arts in general and photography in particular.

Job Title: Preparator
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Terms: Full-time (37.5 hrs/week); Tuesday to Saturday 10am-6pm, plus occasional evening availability.

Responsibilities:
-           Archival matting and framing of prints sold at the gallery and for exhibition
-           Preparing framing quotes for the Sales Manager
-           Installing exhibitions
-           Maintenance and ordering of framing, matting and shipping supplies
-           Inspecting incoming and outgoing inventory
-           Safe packaging of prints and books for shipping
-           Preparing shipping and customs paperwork
-           Assist with collections management
-           Support all computer systems and technology; including backing up digital
databases and fixing technical issues
-           Basic design and layout for in-house promotional materials
-           Gallery maintenance, including changing light bulbs, basic repairs, etc.

Skills Required:
-           At minimum, a basic knowledge of photographic processes and history
-           Previous matting and framing experience (minimum 1-2 years); ability to use a mat cutter
-           Comfortable working with delicate and irreplaceable prints
-           Previous experience installing exhibitions
-           Experience preparing shipping and customs paperwork
-           IT experience; the ability to troubleshoot and fix technical problems, install software and maintain computer networks
-           Ability to multi-task and meet strict and competing deadlines
-           Excellent organizational skills
-           Highly focussed, with great attention to detail
-           Self-directed, motivated and capable of working well with others in a small work environment
-           Familiarity with technical equipment (projectors, new media, etc.)
-           Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Photoshop and collection databases (Artsystems Gallery Pro, FileMaker Pro.)
-           Basic design skills
-           License to drive a vehicle and comfortable transporting art
-           Proficiency in a second language considered an asset

Application Process:

Please fax, email or mail your Cover Letter and Resume to Natalie Spagnol, Director of Operations, by Wednesday, February 5th, 4pm.  

If you are emailing your application, please quote “Preparator Application” in the subject line and attach your Cover Letter and Resume as a Word Document or PDF.

Please no phone calls or walk-in meetings.

Stephen Bulger Gallery
1026 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON
M6J 1H6
F 416.504.8929

We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications are considered confidential.

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