Museum Maintainer/Art Handler/Framer
Job Details
Brooklyn Institute of Arts & Sciences (Brooklyn Museum) - Brooklyn, NY
Full Time Union

The Museum Maintainer/Framer will work with conservators to frame and unframe works of art, with a concentration on paper and photographs. The framer will also move and install works of art as needed.


  • Undergraduate study, training program, or equivalent in studio art, conservation, art history, museum studies, library and archives
  • Experience in framing, including cutting mats, hinging, photo corners, and creating microclimate frame packages
  • Must have the ability to plan ahead for loans, gallery installations, and exhibitions, along with providing work schedules and budgets
  • The successful candidate must be a team player and participate in the overall goals of the Conservation department and the Museum


  • The Museum Maintainer/Framer will work with conservators in various media to safely frame and unframe the collection for display
  • Transport and handle artwork as needed
  • Maintain and move collections-storage materials, and clean and maintain storage areas
  • Maintain an inventory of supplies and frames
  • Provide advice and be involved in proper installation
  • Inventory and order supplies
  • This position focuses on activities related to direct care of artwork as defined by the American Association of Museums
  • Other duties as assigned

Start date: Immediately

Department: Conservation

Reports to: Senior Manager of Collections and Collections Initiatives

Position type: Full-time

Union status: Union

Salary: $53,435

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Schedule: 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm


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