Arts Field Technician at CareerBuilder

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Location: Boise, Idaho

Job Description:

Summary Statement

Monitors and repairs in all weather and conditions. Pays attention to and remedies problems not normally considered in a standard maintenance job. Assists coworkers with conservation, hands-on maintenance, and preservation services for the City of Boise cultural assets/ art collections. Communicates in a team environment and works closely with department, city staff and public and private property managers and artists. Evaluates public artwork and solves problems relating to preventative (cleaning) and corrective maintenance (repairs) and recognizing the need for urgency or potential emergency. Works under general supervision.

Essential Functions

Responsible for preventative maintenance and polishing of artworks with constant graffiti, tag and sticker removal. Understand the proper procedures and protocol of cleaning or repairing artworks. Curbs impulses to use every day cleaning supplies and tools to clean or repair artwork, while also using reversible methods of cleaning and repair. Travels from City Hall to each specific artworks located throughout the City of Boise. (40%)

Adjusts and trains on work-order and archive software. Requires to track specific work tasks and document object data, like GIS locations, aerial maps, photos, physical descriptions and dimensions, proximity and physical street-level locations. Keeps track of art titles, artists' names, project descriptions, catalog numbers, inspection reports, and archive nomenclature. Tracks work order details including invoices, costs, tasks, labor, equipment, inventory, corresponding documents, and general comments. (30%)

Works with corrective and emergency maintenance of artworks. Requires strong technical skills to conserve and or replicate art techniques on countless combinations of art materials while in situ. Evaluates each artwork and if more extensive work is required, a contractor will be hired. Provides data and opinions on the next step in the process/procedures and provides project updates to the supervisor. (20%)

Works in cooperation with city staff in other department to coordinate schedules for routine access. Performs routine problem solving in matters relating to governmental policy and procedures, ADA access, safety, design and fabrication. (10%)

Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Total Percentage = 100%


Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training

High school diploma or GED and two years of experience handling a variety of art media ranging from bronze and other metal to tile and fabrics.

Skill and capability range:; Heavy lifting, Safety (personal and public),; Fine motor skills and problem-solving.; Time management,; Fundamental understanding of materials and unique circumstances,; Art techniques and research skills are a plus.; Evaluate public artwork and solve problems relating to preventative (cleaning) and corrective maintenance (repairs).; The use of hand and power tools is important.; Must be flexible, creative and able to think outside the box.

Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training

Bachelor's degree in Arts, Fine Arts is preferred.

Licensing And Other Requirements

Valid drivers license

Special Requirements

Applicants must be able to pass:

City of Boise background check processes which includes a criminal history check and reference checks in accordance with the City of Boise Hiring Process Regulation

Driving Record Check

Working Conditions

The physical effort characteristics and working environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Efforts

While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally lifting/carrying up to 20 pounds. Also, the employee is occasionally pushing/pulling up to 20 pounds. The noise level is occasionally loud and rarely moderate. Work includes sensory ability to talk, hear, smell and touch. Work in this position also includes close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

Working Environment Work includes protected exposure to infectious bacteria.