Carpenter (On-call, Temporary)

Job Type

Part Time
Temporary

Published

07/17/2018

Address

99 Gansevoort Street
New York
NY
10014
United States

Description

The Whitney is seeking to build our pool of on-call, temporary carpenters. Temporary carpenters may work on various assignments or projects as needed for in-house fabrication and light construction projects. Reporting to the Exhibition Designer and Production Coordinator, and taking direction from the Associate Exhibition Designer, the Carpenter is a union position, working both independently and with full-time or other temporary Exhibitions staff.


Requirements include: 


  • Minimum five years professional experience in a carpentry, cabinet, or woodworking shop, preferably in an art museum setting
  • Good knowledge of woodworking machinery and ability to set up this machinery
  • Strong knowledge of basic joinery
  • Experience building cabinets
  • Experience in framing and drywall
  • Working knowledge of lumber materials and laminates
  • Ability to read and follow design drawings and construction plans
  • Ability to take accurate measurements
  • An eye for detail and accuracy
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Flexible approach
  • Basic knowledge of PCs and Microsoft Office
  • Must be a team player
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.


About the Whitney


The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.


EEO Statement


The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Other

How To Apply

http://whitney.org/About/JobPostings

Please complete an application located on the Museum’s website: https://whitney.org/About/JobPostings


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