The John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC), located north of Milwaukee in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is known for promoting the understanding and appreciation of the work of self-taught and contemporary artists through exhibitions and commissioned works of art. Founded in 1967, JMKAC has preserved, studied, and exhibited artist-built environments, earning a worldwide reputation. Among its program offerings are community arts projects; artist residencies; and more.
Assist with long- and short-term planning for exhibitions, collaborating with the Director of Exhibitions and curatorial team on exhibition design and scheduling de-installation and installation of exhibitions. Assist in the care, packing, and shipping of all works of art and related materials loaned to or owned by the Arts Center. Assist with installation of eight to ten exhibitions per year including several site-specific installations. Maintain the organization of the workshop; maintain inventory controls and tracking and oversee general maintenance of equipment. Work collaboratively both within the Exhibitions department and with other departments in the Arts Center and Art Preserve on special projects. Manage all custom fabrication needs including wood, metal and acrylic components. Prepare for all aspects of exhibitions as assigned. This includes but is not limited to wall construction, wall painting and repairing, pedestal and/or mount construction. Work closely with the Registrars to oversee the safety and movement of all artworks entering and leaving the facility. Interface directly with artist in all phases of exhibition planning and installation. Transport works of art, related materials, and equipment for exhibitions and collections, internally and externally. Participate in billing and accounting duties per exhibition or project.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Creative. Detail-oriented. Problem solving. Project management Interpersonal skills. Teamwork. Safety conscious. Works independently. Construction – fabricating, wood working, painting. CAD/3D modeling. Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED 3 years’ experience as a preparator or in a related field Valid Wisconsin’s Driver’s License Experience driving a 25 ft. truck.