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Art Handler - REPOSTED

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

REPOST – CANDIDATES WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY APPLIED ARE STILL UNDER CONSIDERATION. YOU NEED NOT APPLY AGAIN. Please Note: A criminal background check will be conducted on the candidate finalist prior to the offer of employment and employment is contingent upon receipt of satisfactory criminal background check results. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and T&E requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be competed in full detail (including work history) for your qualifications to be considered. Failure to complete the application completely may result in you not being considered for the vacant position. Your application for the position will not be complete until you receive an online confirmation number at the end of the process of applying for a position.

Position Details

Classification Information

Position Classification Title Temp Hourly
FLSA Non-Exempt
Position Class (Extract From Banner or PA) 55555

Position Overview

Primary Purpose of the Position

The Art Handler performs a variety of technical assignments in support of curatorial staff. Work assignments are in areas such as the construction and installation of exhibits from predetermined specifications, and/or processing valuable works of art through receipt, handling, maintenance, display, and storage as specified by curatorial staff. They perform their daily functions independently under the general supervision of professional museum staff to insure adherence to overall design/display specifications and production schedules. Instructions usually indicate only what the desired result should be. They are responsible for planning and implementing work steps to meet desired results. They may oversee contractors (carpenters, painters, electricians) and/or train and oversee the work.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Diggs Gallery is the major cultural center at Winston-Salem State University and offers one of the largest exhibition spaces dedicated to the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora in North Carolina. Exhibitions, publications and programs address abroad range of artistic expression, with special concentration on African-American and regional art.

Since Diggs Gallery opened in 1990, Winston-Salem State University has witnessed tremendous cultural growth and, through gifts and acquisitions, has amassed a permanent art collection. Composed of the Sculpture Garden, the Biggers Murals and a number of paintings, prints and sculptures, the collection highlights African and African-American art. Through gifts by the late Gordon Hanes Jr., the gallery also houses an impressive collection of works on paper by well-known European and American artists such as; Jean Francois Millet, Joan Miro, and Robert Rauchenberg.

Position Information

Working Position Title Art Handler - REPOSTED
Temporary Job Type Non Student
Approved Competency Level Advanced
Building and Room No.

The Diggs Gallery

Work Hours: From [time] to [time] on [days] of [week] 9am - 5pm as needed, Sunday - Saturday, days and hours may vary
Hours per week Less than 25 hours per week
Months per year 12
Appointment Type Temporary Full-Time
Appointment Type
If Time Limited. No
Appointment Length. up to 11 mos.
Position Number NS0143

DHR Assigned Fields

JCAT 954000
FTE .625

Requirements and Preferences

Position required to work during periods of adverse weather or other emergencies No
Minimum Experience/Education

High school diploma, at least 1 year of experience installing/de-installing exhibitions and professional carpentry skills.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

Bachelors of Arts degree, 2-3 years of experience installing/de-installing exhibitions and professional carpentry skills.

Required License or Certification
Valid US Driver's License Yes
Commercial Driver's License Required No
Physical Required No
List any other medical/drug tests required

Key Responsibilities and Related Competencies

Key Responsibilities and Related Competencies

Competency Knowledge - Professional
Describe the specific job duties related to this competency

Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of technical plans and models related to exhibiting, storing, and transporting specimens, artifacts, and collection items.

Percentage Of Time 30
Competency Communication – Oral
Describe the specific job duties related to this competency

Ability to present information to individuals; Ability to convey information clearly and concisely to groups or individuals to ensure that they understand the information and the message. Ability to listen and respond appropriately to others.

Percentage Of Time 20
Competency Leading Work Teams
Describe the specific job duties related to this competency

Ability to effectively share expertise, provide guidance, and convey specialized knowledge to members of the project team.

Ability to review designs submitted by contractual designers and provide oversight of technical support staff, temporary workers and volunteers.

Percentage Of Time 20
Competency Project Design
Describe the specific job duties related to this competency

Ability to serve as a designer on exhibit teams. Ability to conceptualize and design an exhibit including space allocations, floor plans, technical drawings, color schemes, graphics, scale models, corresponding layouts and other detailed production instructions, requiring a complete understanding of the methods, policies and techniques associated with the design of exhibits.

Percentage Of Time 20
Competency Communication - Written
Describe the specific job duties related to this competency

Ability to resolve all issues and problems related to design and production of exhibits as well as budget, staffing and other administrative issues.

Percentage Of Time 10

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number TEMP00101P
Number of Vacancies 1
Internal Posting Only No
Position Type Temporary
Time Limited Position
Appointment Length
Salary $22.50/hr.
Open Date 12/07/2017
Close Date 01/23/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary

REPOSTCANDIDATES WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY APPLIED ARE STILL UNDER CONSIDERATION. YOU NEED NOT APPLY AGAIN.

Please Note: A criminal background check will be conducted on the candidate finalist prior to the offer of employment and employment is contingent upon receipt of satisfactory criminal background check results.
If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and T&E requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be competed in full detail (including work history) for your qualifications to be considered.
Failure to complete the application completely may result in you not being considered for the vacant position.
Your application for the position will not be complete until you receive an online confirmation number at the end of the process of applying for a position.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Document

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References List
Optional Documents