About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.
Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.
Departmental Overview The mission of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art and film. BAMPFA has developed an international reputation for its cutting edge and scholarly exhibition programs, as well as for the quality of its art and film collections and research resources. BAMPFA is an institution with a stellar history and an exciting future. For more information, visit our website bampfa.org.
Responsibilities BAMPFA has been awarded a prestigious Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which will allow us to photograph and create digital images of over 900 of BAMPFA's most requested two-dimensional artworks in the permanent collection and add an additional 1,000 already-digitized works to the online collections database. As a result of this project, images of all of these artworks will be discoverable online and freely available to the public.
Handling and Transport (50%)
Remove artworks from permanent storage locations and prepare for transport to on- and off-site locations. Make portfolios and boxes, wrap and collar artworks, and assist with other temporary packing.
Load, unload, and help transport artworks to the off-site photo studio for photography.
Assist in the preparation of works for the photography process and work with photographer during the sessions to move and stage works.
Re-package and organize artwork, and return them to their permanent locations.
Collections Care (40%)
Work under the direction of BAMPFA staff to rehouse and replace acidic storage materials, including interleaving and buffering materials. Build new permanent housing for artworks such as boxes for the Asian scroll collection.
Assist in the organization of the artworks during the photography process so that artworks move safely in and out of the different spaces.
Track artworks both on paper and in the collections database as they move from location to location.
Measure artworks and record descriptive information to be added to the database records as needed.
Other duties as assigned (10%)
Experience handling a variety of artwork media according to best practices
Experience making and using packing materials to properly secure and safeguard artworks
Attention to detail
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Access to reliable transportation
Work well as part of a team
Ability to safely lift 50 lbs. and to climb ladders
Experience with handling Asian artworks
Strong skills in box making and housing artworks
Salary & Benefits The hourly salary for this position is $20.94.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information Work Schedule:
These positions will work the following specific periods of time:
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (30 hours)
Phase 1: April 1 - July 12, 2019 Phase 2: August 26 - December 13, 2019 Phase 3: January 27 - May 15, 2020
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.