Preparator – Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, seeks a Preparator to perform specialized professional duties relating to the care and conservation, handling and movement, storage, and installation of art objects at the Chazen Museum of Art.  The incumbent designs and fabricates visual display elements, from cabinetry and casework to lighting and labeling. At least 3 years of experience with fabrication and/or art handling in a museum or large gallery setting is required. A BFA or Bachelor’s degree is required. Experience or familiarity with the principles of exhibition design is a benefit.

This position is full-time and includes full university benefits. Salary minimum is $38,276/annually with negotiation possible.

This position is vital in supporting the mission of the Chazen Museum of Art:

We collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit works of art and present related educational programs in support of the teaching, research, and public service mission of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

We do this because the visual arts enrich individual human experience and because knowledge of art is essential to understanding diverse cultures, past and present.

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

Applications must be submitted through the University of Wisconsin application system. For more information or to apply, see the following link:

For general questions about the recruitment, contact Assistant Director for Administration, Kristine Zickuhr, or (608) 263-8143. For questions about the position, contact Kate Wanberg, Exhibition and Collections Project Manager, or (608) 263-2238.

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