Preparator – Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

Published December 6, 2021

Open until filled

The Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is seeking a Preparator to join a high performance and passionate team of dedicated professionals. Rooted deeply in its community, the Gallery is progressively redefining the role of the public art museum in a regional and international context.

Reporting to the Curator, the Preparator is responsible for all aspects of exhibition space preparation, installation and de-installation, including: establishing installation timelines; managing project budgets; installation and deinstallation of artworks; and other related administrative responsibilities. The Preparator will contribute to incoming/outgoing artwork shipment, packing and handling, and coordinate incoming/outgoing loans of work, furniture and equipment. They have excellent communication skills and the ability to listen to, comprehend and execute tasks in a timely and effective manner, working collaboratively with artists, curators, contractors and KWAG staff. 

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  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in the care, handling, installation, and lighting of art in various forms 
  • Experience with carpentry and picture framing will be considered an asset
  • Experience with SketchUp will be considered an asset
  • Audio-visual equipment expertise
  • Excellent interpersonal, supervisory and organizational skills 
  • Ability to prioritize, and perform under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • A valid class G Driver’s License is required; access to vehicle will be considered an asset
  • Ability to work flexible hours when needed
  • Valid Scissor Lift and Fall Arrest Certification will be considered an asset
  • Ability to lift and move heavy objects and work at heights
  • Sound knowledge of workplace health and safety  

Please send a resume and cover letter by January 17th, 2022 or until position filled to:

Shelly Mitchell, Director of Finance & Administration

Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery 

101 Queen St. North, Kitchener, ON  N2H 6P7