1. Designs and/or constructs museum exhibits, frames, housing, mounts, display case, lighting, theatrical sets and theatre costumes through use of specialized woodworking, metal working, welding, carpentry, electrical, glazing, draping, patterning and stitchery techniques. 2. Fabricates and reproduces specimens, backgrounds and structures, ensuring artistic effort and scientific accuracy. Mats, frames and unframes works of art. 3. Performs minor conservation treatment (mending small tears, surface cleaning) and recommends conservator attendance when necessary. Maintains facility, climate control systems, exhibits, costumes, collections, and workshop tools and machinery. 4. Oversees and instructs support staff. Installs and disassembles exhibits and sets. Prepares collection for exhibition. Handles, moves, packs and unpacks works of art for exhibits, storage and loan utilizing specialized methods and materials. 5. May act as courier for artwork. Orders material and supplies. Develops time and cost estimates. Monitors budget and other financial material. Communicates with designers, exhibit originators, conservators and curators to provide and obtain information. 6. May conduct research related to construction activities. Inputs to and retrieves information from museum collection management database and other computerized systems. 7. Performs clerical functions incidental to construction activities.
Preferred Education: Four years minimum experience maintaining a HVAC system.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Four years minimum experience maintaining a HVAC system.
Posting Position Title: Museum Technician 2
Required Skill/ability 3: Demonstrated previous use of high-lift equipment.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Museum Technician-Operations
Required Skill/ability 1: Proven knowledge of digital controls, computers and automated mechanical systems.
Required Skill/ability 2: Proven computer skills. Good competency with standard office applications such as Word and Excel.
Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and a high school education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Internal Number: 50646BR
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Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.