Job Information

University of Utah Preparator in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 02/02/2024

Requisition Number PRN37558B

Job Title Carpenter

Working Title Preparator

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

Employees work 5 days/week which includes a required weekend shift. Each shift is 8 hours. Occasional overtime is required.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00018 - Utah Museum of Natl Hist Oper

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 17.00-21.00

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Exhibits Preparator:

1) Assists in the planning, preparation, design, fabrication, and installation of temporary, permanent and traveling museum exhibitions.

2) Participates in the prototyping process, by designing and fabricating exhibits, testing them with visitors, and making necessary changes to improve the visitor experience.

3) Performs maintenance of exhibits, procures materials, and maintains shop cleanliness and safety.

4) Coordinates the care for live animal exhibits throughout the museum.

We are looking for candidates that have 3-5 years of experience in exhibit preparation including carpentry, mountmaking, metal work, painting, lighting, and exhibit fabrication. Candidates should demonstrate working knowledge of display techniques and specifications including understanding of various materials used in fabricating displays. Effective communication skills are required to collaborate with team members, interpret instructions, and present exhibit preparation information.

Responsibilities

1. Designs, constructs, and installs temporary, permanent and traveling exhibitions.

2. Contributes to the exhibit development process, by communicating and collaborating with others, attending meetings, and presenting ideas.

3. Participates in the prototyping process, by designing and fabricating exhibits, testing them with visitors, and making necessary changes to improve the visitor experience.

4. Balances multiple projects, multitasks, and adapts process to finish tasks in a timely manner.

5. Collaborates and manage outside vendors and independent contractors when necessary.

6. Maintains shop and tool safety and cleanliness.

7. Procures building materials and maintenance supplies for exhibits.

8. Coordinates traveling exhibits; ensures proper storage and moving techniques are used.

9. Improvise when resources such as funding, time and physical space are limited.

10. Acquire new job skills through museum funded professional development opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications

Successful completion of an approved apprenticeship program in carpentry, or four years of professional carpentry experience, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); a commitment to provide excellent customer service; and effective communication skills required. A valid Utah driver’s license may be required for some positions.

Preferences

Five years of experience in exhibit preparation, carpentry and fabrication or equivalency required. Working knowledge of display techniques and specifications including understanding of various materials used in fabricating displays; ability to secure and pack materials for shipping. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are required to collaborate with team members, interpret instructions, and present exhibit preparation information. This position is not responsible for providing patient care. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

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