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Arts Installation Coordinator

  • Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest

Position Type:
  • Full Time

  • First

  • Museums & Attractions

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Application Deadline: 2024-02-29 14:37:17

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, a 16,000+ acre protected forest in Kentucky, about 25 miles south of Louisville, is seeking a talented, arts-minded individual to be part of a dynamic team that makes art happen at Bernheim.

Bernheim is home to a 600-acre arboretum, designated as Kentucky’s official arboretum. The natural landscape features 40+ miles of hiking trails and extensive natural areas managed for conservation and research purposes. Its woodlands, prairies, and wetlands make up the largest privately-owned forest in the Eastern United States dedicated to education and conservation. Bernheim is a privately owned not-for-profit, relying on donations and memberships, whose mission is to connect people with nature. Annually, over 350,000 people experience Bernheim through visits, educational programs, field trips, and Bernheim festivals.

Working under the supervision of the Arts in Nature Curator, the Arts Installation Coordinator works on all physical and logistical aspects of art installations and art maintenance for the Arts in Nature program, including material procurement, production periods with installations, and routine maintenance of artwork. An ideal candidate will be an independent worker who appreciates art, enjoys hands-on work in an outdoor setting, exhibits excellent communication skills, and can work collaboratively with visiting artists and other departments outside of the Arts in Nature team. The successful candidate will be willing to take on challenging projects and find unconventional solutions to problems.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

• Work closely with Bernheim curators, team members, artists, fabricators, and other vendors to research, develop, and manage artwork production.

• Coordinate all logistical and physical aspects for receiving, staging, and installing artwork; including fabrication assistance and overseeing installation crews for exhibitions when needed.

• Organize and maintain safe and clean storage and production spaces and maintain an inventory of available tools and equipment.

• Coordinate and manage projects with art volunteers that meet on a weekly basis.

• Oversee routine maintenance of all installations and artist projects.

• Follow best practices for safely and carefully handling all objects placed within the organization’s care.

• Arrange creation of, install, and maintain signage associated with art installations.

• Create content for social media and Arts in Nature marketing ventures.

• Collaborate with Arts in Nature Curator to maintain and track project budgets, accounting for material and labor costs.

• Perform all other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree is preferred with a strong interest in the arts.

• Possess solid communication skills, both orally and in writing.

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

• Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.

• Ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team.

• Interest in working with and assisting creatives in the development of their artwork.

• A team player with a can-do attitude who is willing to help at all levels of tasks and creative problem solver who takes initiative and is a clear and transparent communicator.

• Skilled in training and working with volunteers.

• Enjoy working in an outdoor environment.

• Experience operating forklifts, telehandlers, skid steer is a plus. If no prior experience, qualified candidates must be willing to be trained in these areas.

• Working knowledge of hand tools, power tools, and general construction methods; ability to perform outdoor physical tasks as part of the install/de-install of artwork.

• Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record at time of hire.

• Comfort and ability to engage in outdoor environments, in all weather conditions.

• Role may require the ability to continuously walk, stand, bend, twist and/or stoop and lift up to 50lbs.

• Flexibility to work a variety of hours, including evenings, weekends, holidays, and special events, as needed.

To apply and for more information:

Please send all inquiries and resumes to:

This full-time, hourly position reports to the Arts in Nature Curator.

Pay range: $18/hr.

Competitive benefits package includes: health/vision/dental insurance, retirement 403(b) with match benefit and paid sick and vacation leave, as well as paid holidays.

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.