The Tampa Museum of Art is hiring a full-time Chief Preparator to lead exhibition design in the curatorial department as the Museum expands its galleries.
The Chief Preparator will report directly to the Senior Registrar. They will be a vital member of the small but dynamic curatorial team, working closely with the Curator of Greek and Roman Art as well as the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. The Chief Preparator will also supervise two Assistant Preparators in exhibition and collection-related work.
This role requires precise attention to detail, strong communication and analytical skills, as well as the abilities to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to work collaboratively and diplomatically. The ideal candidate will work well both independently and as a member of a team.
The successful candidate will be a team leader with a demonstrated knowledge of and have practical experience utilizing best practices in art handling, exhibition design, matting and framing artwork, lighting, mount making, and exhibition furniture design and fabrication. Excellent communication, staff management, critical thinking, problem-solving, and multitasking are essential skills necessary for this position.
About the Tampa Museum of Art
Founded in 1920, the Tampa Museum of Art inspires visitors with engaging exhibitions and innovative educational programs that emphasize ancient, modern, and contemporary art. The Museum houses one of the largest Greek and Roman antiquities collections in the southeastern United States. As one of the region’s most prominent museums devoted to the art of our time, the Museum’s permanent collection also embraces sculpture, photography, painting, new media, and more.
The Museum’s new Vinik Family Education Center offers expanded year-round studio art classes, lectures, and tours that allow children, teens, and adults to discover new perspectives and learn different art-making techniques. Likewise, through unique community partnerships, the Museum offers outreach programs that provide art-therapy-informed interventions and meaningful modes of self-expression to vulnerable segments of the population.
Located in the heart of downtown Tampa, the Tampa Museum of Art leads as both a cultural institution and a community museum dedicated to celebrating its home city’s diversity. In 2021, as part of its Centennial Campaign, the Museum embarked on an ambitious renovation to increase exhibition space and education facilities to accommodate growing community partnerships and allow more hands-on, up-close experiences for students and adults. The Museum will remain open to the public throughout the Centennial Renovation, with an expected completion date in the second half of 2022.