Collections Technician – Temporary / Employment

September 19, 2022

Organization Name: Henry Art Gallery

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


This position is temporary and will be through June 30, 2023. The primary purpose of the temporary Collections Technician is to work alongside the Curator of Collections to preserve, protect, and document the Henry’s permanent collection, focusing particularly on pest mitigation and the creation of custom storage containers.
STATUS: Henry Art Gallery temporary part-time employee; Affiliate University of Washington employee; FLSA non-exempt (eligible for overtime); non-benefitted

PAY RATE: $21 – $23 per hour depending on experience

SCHEDULE: 15 hours per week, Tuesday – Friday, through June 30, 2023

REPORTS TO: Curator of Collections

This position works in close collaboration with the Curator of Collections, and may help train and oversee the work of Work Study Students.

• Conduct safe art handling of collection objects
• Create custom housing for collection objects
• Assist with storage of collection objects
• Assist with pest mitigation measures
• Complete condition reports
• Assist in maintaining and updating the Collection Management System (Mimsy)
• Assist in training collections staff on box and mount making
• Other collections related tasks as the need arises, and as they relate to the overall needs of the museum

• Demonstrated experience making boxes and other supports for permanent storage
• Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in museum storage and art handling
• Close attention to detail

• Working knowledge of collection management database (Mimsy) a plus
• Experience with Integrated Pest Management a plus
• Strong communication skills

Please see website for more details.

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