Los Angeles, California, United States Part-time

JOB TITLE                      Preparator

REPORTS TO                  Head Preparator, Lead Preparator

CLASSIFICATION            Variable, hourly

DATE AVAILABLE           Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis


About The Broad

The Broad is a contemporary art museum founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, the museum offers free general admission. The Broad is home to the 2,000 works of art in the Broad collection, which is among the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide, and has launched an active program of rotating temporary exhibitions and innovative audience engagement. The 120,000-square-foot building features two floors of gallery space and is the headquarters of The Broad Art Foundation’s worldwide lending library, which has actively loaned collection works to museums around the world since 1984. Since opening in September 2015, The Broad has welcomed more than 1.4 million visitors.


Position Summary

As a member of The Broad prep crew, you will join an efficient, vibrant, and professional team of people who bring a wide range of skill and experience to build exhibitions. Our focus is on caring for our collection and our staff, using common sense and communication combined with good tools and techniques. We stay up to date with developments in our field and share our own innovations with our colleagues.


Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Read and understand technical drawings and installation instructions
  • Prepare exhibition spaces and furniture for artwork, including patching, painting, running cables, cleaning
  • Safely handle and install artwork for exhibitions, travel, and storage
  • Adhere to The Broad safety procedures
  • Other duties as assigned


Experience and Qualifications

  • At least two years’ experience handling art or artifacts in a museum, high-end gallery, or art handling company
  • Knowledge of best practices and materials for packing and installing artwork
  • Ability to clearly communicate with supervisors and fellow preparators is required
  • Self-motivated, reliable and detail oriented


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to comfortably lift 60 pounds
  • Ability to use tools and equipment for art installation safely and skillfully
  • Ability to work at heights over 8 feet


Other requirements

Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background and reference check, which will include criminal reports as well as verifications of employment and educational records. You must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer.



This position will have a variable schedule. Selected candidates may have periods during which they are not scheduled to work at all, interspersed with periods of heavy workloads and overtime.



Competitive and based on experience.


To apply

For consideration, please upload a letter of interest and resume at We will only contact candidates chosen for further consideration.


Equal Opportunity Employer

The Broad is an equal opportunity employer and we aspire to reflect the diversity of Los Angeles in both our staff and visitors. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit associational and perception-based harassment and discrimination based on national origin. The Broad believes that by actively building a workforce of the brightest people from the widest possible range of backgrounds, we can innovate and inspire and engage with the widest possible audience.


The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the job.


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