Graphic Technician
Vancouver Art Gallery
Lower Mainland, Canada
6d ago

Lower Mainland, BCCasual$24.14 an hourVANCOUVER ART GALLERY ASSOCIATION1 ON-CALL POSITION AVAILABLE August 13 startGraphics Techician -

  • InstallerReporting to the Design Supevisor, the incumbent provides specialized technical work in the performance of a variety of tasks in the preparation and installation of vinyl and print exhibition graphics and signage for the Gallery as directed and reviewed by the Supervisor;
  • maintains tools and equipment for preparation and installation of graphics; sets up equipment for graphics preparation and installation;
  • installs, services and maintains exhibition graphics and signage as directed; constructs graphics specific storage as directed and reviewed by the Design Supervisor.

    The work is performed under the close supervision and direction of the Design Supervisor and is evaluated in terms of the effective, accurate results and the quality of craftsmanship achieved.

    DUTIESPrepares die-cut vinyl and print graphics and signage as directed.Follows technical layout drawings in order to accurately and efficiently prepare signage and exhibition graphics and for installations of the graphics and signage.

    Installs all exhibition graphics, die-cut vinyl and printed large scale artworks to a high degree of accuracy and precision using specialized tools and equipmentReviews all produced and installed materials to ensure consistency and accuracy of production through from preparation to installation.

    Researches new tools and preparation / installation methods as directed.Required to move and lift heavy objects and ability to do installations from ladders.

    Skills in the use and care of precision hand and power tools used in the work.Some basic carpentry skills required.Supports the Design Specialists in organizing the physical space of the work area and keeping the studio clean and tidyThese duties and responsibilities outlined above are representative, but not all inclusive.

    DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCECompletion Grade 12 supplemented by technical school courses in design, production or construction plus a minimum of 1 year experience installing large scale graphics, die-

    cut vinyl and preparing print signage; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Basic knowledge of MS Office and filing structures.

    Safe handling of delicate graphics and proficient knowledge of best practices when installing around artworks an asset. Previous experience working in a museum / gallery or around artwork is an asset.

    Scissor lift training will be offered and required.

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