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L+W is Hiring a Preparator!

The Littman + White Galleries are student-run exhibition spaces at Portland State University. Our mission is to provide the tools for a critical experience of visual culture through comprehensive contemporary art programming. We envision the Littman and White Galleries as centers for cultural enrichment where an indispensable art experiences is accessible to the entire PSU community. We are seeking a proactive student prepared to work in a hands-on environment.

The Preparator maintains the physical space of the gallery for the current and future presentation of artwork. The ideal candidate will have experience or interest in learning about art installation and de-installation, the ability to work with artists and curators in executing exhibition objectives, and scheduling flexibility.

Work Distribution

  • Evaluate needs and problems with the space and create solutions to safely install and de-install monthly exhibitions, oversee facilities and equipment including maintenance and lighting.

  • Work with the curators and/or artist to determine the exhibition layout and oversee volunteers as needed.

  • Manage inventory of tools, hardware and A/V equipment, working with the curators to and/or artist to determine exhibition layout, shipping and receiving artwork for installations.

  • Working occasional gallery hours and attending weekly staff meeting

  • Physical ability to lift 30+ pounds and work on ladders.

  • Improve condition of gallery walls and space between shows, preparing for next exhibit.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Have at least one full calendar year remaining until graduation

  • Cumulative PSU GPA 2.50 or higher for undergraduate students or 3.0 cumulative PSU GPA for graduate students

  • Earn a 2.5 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 graduate GPA for each term enrolled

  • Enrollment in and successful completion of a minimum of 6 undergraduate credits or 5 graduate credits per term (except summer)

The qualified candidate is also:

  • Familiar with contemporary art and has a cohesive curatorial vision

  • Comfortable working with artists

  • Experienced with art-handling and art-installation

  • Comfortable on ladders and can lift 30+ pounds

  • Highly competent in time management and efficiency

  • Able to adhere to strict deadlines

  • A self-starter

  • Innovative and progress-oriented

  • Passionate about student engagement

If you have questions, please contact us at

To apply please complete the application through PSU Connect at the following link