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Art Installer in Boston, MA at Veritude

Date Posted: 12/5/2018

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Job Description

Veritude is hiring an Art Installer for the Corporate Art Group at Fidelity Investments in Boston, MA

This is a contract position, working under the direction of the Lead Installer, and supporting the mission and goals of the Corporate Art Group (CAG). The Art Installer implements moves and installations of artwork in Fidelity offices throughout New England, including office moves, deliveries, and special projects. Responsibilities include moving art between buildings, installing art to the highest museum standards, wrapping art as needed for transport, cleaning and checking condition of artwork, reporting any change in condition of objects, and documenting location changes for every move and installation.

 The Art installer will be expected to provide operational support to the Corporate Art Group in the following areas.

  • Coordinate with Lead Installer, Operations Director, Curators and Registrars to accurately track the movement of art.
  • Using the ArtPlus database, update all artwork locations and complete worksheets.
  • Install artwork to highest museum standards, ensuring consistency of quality, security, and aesthetics
  • Must have knowledge of current and best practices in art installation…including materials, hardware, techniques.
  • Pack and unpack artwork…includes fabricating crates, slip-cases, bin boxes.
  • Work with registrars and curators to safely open all new art works, on consignment or as acquisition, and keep records up to date.
  • Repair frames and art housings as needed.
  • Clean and condition artworks as needed.
  • Keep up to date with workflow software as a job tracking tool
  • Communicate with other team members via .fmr email address

Experience in art handling, installation methods, and contemporary materials required, as well as excellent communication skills, professionalism, and discretion in interacting with clients and vendors. The  Art Installer is required to drive the department van on a regular basis throughout New England. A valid driver's license is required.

The  Art Installer works on an hourly basis, as needed, between 8:30am-5:00pm, usually 3 days per week. Some installations require work after-hours, and there is the possibility of scheduling work during an evening or on a weekend. This individual reports to the Head Preparator but also works closely with the entire curatorial team.