Mountmaker (Denver, CO, USA)

By Paid Job Ads posted 12-20-2018 15:47


The Denver Art Museum is accepting applications for an experienced Mountmaker.

The Mountmaker will report to the Director of Conservation and work directly with the Senior Mountmaker, conservators of specializations, as well as a range of other museum departments.

The successful candidate will collaborate with staff from Exhibition and Collection Services (ECS) as well as curators and educators. The Mountmaker will be responsible for designing and fabricating mounts for safe and aesthetic display, storage, and transit of collection objects as well as modifying existing frames;  participate in various stages of exhibition design and implementation; assist with resolving potential installation problems and concerns, and prepare artwork for safe and proper installation.

The successful candidate will also have: the ability to design mounts and exhibition components that uphold conservation standards and building codes; a degree of artistic ability and creative problem solving; skill in using tools and equipment that pertain to welding, wood working, metal finishing, and machining. Knowledge of and experience with welding is essential; prior experience with finish carpentry, painting and laminate, fasteners, and other building skills are preferred. Initiative, sound judgement, good organization and communication skills will be important to uphold the museum’s programming objectives.  

The anticipated hiring range is $40-$45K, plus benefits.


High school degree required. Technical training in metal work and welding certification required. Minimum three years’ experience working with three dimensional objects and the design and construction of mounts. Experience in art handling and understanding of art conservation ethics are required. Experience with rigging and lifting systems preferred.

Interested candidates are encouraged to complete an online application to be considered for the open position:

Please submit a letter of interest and resume by EOB January 11, 2019.