Chief Preparator

Chief Preparator
Organization Laumeier Sculpture Park
Location St. Louis, Missouri
Job Type Full Time
Application Deadline Aug 30, 2022

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 Organization Mission

 Engaging the community through art and nature.

Organization Overview

Laumeier Sculpture Park, one of the first and largest sculpture parks in the country, is an internationally recognized, nonprofit arts organization that is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and operates in partnership with St. Louis County Parks. Laumeier presents more than 70 works of large-scale outdoor sculpture in a 105-acre park that is free and open daily. Laumeier serves approximately 300,000 visitors of all ages each year with presentations of art through a sculpture collection, temporary exhibitions, education programs, public events, and more. The park is located in Sunset Hills, Missouri in St. Louis County.

Position Overview

The Chief Preparator position is a full-time exempt, salaried position with benefits, reporting to the Curator.

The Chief Preparator works closely with the Curator to realize the artistic vision of Laumeier Sculpture Park.  This position supervises the installation and de-installation of sculpture and other artistic media for exhibition in both indoor and outdoor spaces; plans and directs the fabrication of display objects including pedestals and platforms, as needed; oversees the cleaning, care, and maintenance of sculptures in the collection and on loan; helps coordinate and perform conservation on sculptures in need of such work; light grounds-keeping; and facility operations. This position oversees a seasonal, part-time Collections Maintenance Assistant and occasional contract laborers.

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