The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, one of the country's leading art museums is 
seeking a Part-time Sculpture Technician to join its Conservation and 
Collections Management team.

One of the country's leading art museums, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is 
dedicated to the enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts and the varied 
cultures they represent. At the core of the museum's vision of the future is 
the goal of playing a central role in Kansas City life by catalyzing 
connections to neighbors; an ever-expanding range of visitors; and community, 
civic and cultural partners in the city and the larger region. In short, the 
Nelson-Atkins is "where the power of art engages the spirit of the community."
Museum Collections

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is recognized as one of the world's finest 
encyclopedic art museums, with collections encompassing more than 40,000 art 
objects, including masterpieces from diverse world cultures spanning 5,000 
years of history. Well known for the arts of China and also Japan, South and 
Southeast Asia, the museum also holds significant European art, American art, 
American Indian art, African art and a magnificent photography collection. In 
addition, the Nelson-Atkins boasts strong modern and contemporary collections 
with a major emphasis on sculpture that supports the Donald J. Hall Sculpture 
Park, which includes over 30 monumental works. The encyclopedic collection 
represents a pinnacle of artistic achievement and serves as evidence of 
humankind's history, religions, philosophies, aspirations, and daily lives.


To provide daily maintenance of thirty-three sculptures in the Donald J. Hall 
Sculpture Park and others in the museum collection donated by the Hall Family 
Foundation primarily during the spring, summer and fall seasons.

*         To clean, wax and repair coatings on the sculptures.
*         To report and document damages as required in written and 
photographic forms
*         To assist the Conservator of Objects, Associate Conservator and 
Conservation Associate in performing treatments or other duties as needed in 
the sculpture park
*         To perform additional duties as assigned.
*         Maintain Noguchi sculptures and fountain and monitor and adjust water 
*         Survey, monitor and document condition of W. De Maria sculpture.
*         Must be able to work with many different departments and 
personalities across the institution to achieve desired results.
*         Prefer an undergraduate degree in studio art, art history and/or 
chemistry or equivalent experience.
*         Must have manual dexterity and the patience of a craftsperson.
*         Must be comfortable lifting heavy equipment (up to 50lbs.) and 
working on scaffolding.
*         Must have the ability to do strenuous work in hot and humid 
conditions and exposure to sun.
*         Must be detail oriented and able to interact with staff members and 
the general public in a polite and courteous manner.
*         Digital photography skills and familiarity with related software 
programs (Photoshop) are essential.
*         Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently and 
prioritize the positions daily schedule.
*         The sculpture collection consist of bronze, stone, wood, glass, gilt 
and painted fiberglass and metals. Broad knowledge of materials is beneficial.
*This position description may not be a complete list of all responsibilities 
expected of this position.


While performing the duties of this job, the Sculpture Technician is 
occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands; reach with hands and 
arms; climb stairs; climb ladders; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The 
worker must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision 
abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color 
visions, peripheral vision, and depth perception.  Must also be physically 
capable of operating a motor vehicle and have a current driver's license.


The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is committed to fostering, cultivating and 
preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our staff and volunteers are 
among our most valuable assets.  The collective sum of the individual 
differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, 
self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our staff and volunteers 
invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but 
our reputation and achievement as well.

We embrace and encourage our staffs' and volunteers' differences in age, color, 
disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, 
language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, 
race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and 
other characteristics that make us unique.


We firmly support the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all 
individuals, regardless of age, race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender 
expression, age, sexual orientation, national orientation (ancestry), 
disability, marital status, veteran or military status or any other protected 
category pursuant to applicable federal, state or local law.


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