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Preparator + Facilities Lead

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Gallery Preparator + Facilities Lead to join a hardworking and passionately dedicated team. At the RMG we believe artists are essential navigators of our complex times and we work to mobilize our communities around inclusivity, equity and cultural exchange.

We are looking for a thoughtful and collaborative individual to provide technical expertise for all exhibitions and special events at the RMG. Reporting to the Curator, the Preparator + Facilities Lead will perform and oversee the installation, maintenance and transportation of exhibitions and the permanent collection as well as assist in maintaining the RMG’s facilities, equipment and furnishings.


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You are:

Well versed in museum standards, installation and fabrication of exhibits; as well as lighting techniques, and workplace health and safety. You bring a breadth of experience that includes working with and handling two and three-dimensional artworks in a variety of materials, sizes and weights, including complex rigging and installation with an attention to detail and safety.

You value working independently and enjoy collaborating through the various phases of exhibitions design and installation. A dedication to supporting artists achieve their artistic goals is at the heart of your professional practice. You have an innate ability to creatively solve construction and design challenges.

You are able to plan, prioritize, schedule and implement overlapping projects to ensure timely completion and have broad knowledge of technical equipment and best practices.

You have:

  • Three years Preparator experience working in a gallery, museum or equivalent
  • Demonstrated knowledge of museum standards, installation and fabrication of exhibits, artistic material and processes, as well as lighting standards and techniques
  • Basic carpentry and woodworking skills, including experience matting and framing artworks
  • Working knowledge of visual arts, professional museum and collections management standards as well as a willingness and interest to remain current with emerging trends
  • Material knowledge of physical plant operations and workplace health and safety
  • Strong interpersonal, planning skills and adaptable communication
  • The ability to lift and move heavy objects and work at heights
  • A valid Class G driver’s license and regular access to a reliable vehicle

The RMG is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage and welcome applications from members of our diverse population including Indigenous, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and any gender identity or gender expression, members of visible minorities and women.

Interested?

Please send your cover letter and resume in confidence (electronic applications only) to egould@rmg.on.ca.by October 24th, 2018. Please note that candidates will only be contacted if selected for interview.

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