Museum Exhibit Technician
Under the direction of the Director of Exhibit Maintenance, Museum Exhibit Technicians are responsible for the daily maintenance and repair of all interactive exhibits, displays, and graphics. Utilizing a broad array of tools and technology, Museum Exhibit Technicians move, unpack and install new exhibit elements, practice safe artifact handling, light exhibit elements, troubleshoot malfunctioning exhibits and restore operation.
- AA or BS degree in a related field of study preferred.
- 1 year professional experience in a related capacity or any combination of experience and training which would indicate potential to perform duties of this position.
- Broad knowledge and expertise in all forms of data delivery. Previous experience with Network infrastructure and wireless applications. Troubleshoots network outages/failures. Manages content delivered from cloud storage/offsite servers.
- Fluent in at least one programming language such as Python, Java, Unity or the various versions of C/C++.
- Strong understanding of peripherals including, DSP’s, PLC’s, Arduinos, and show controllers.
- Familiarity with design software preferred (Adobe suite, Unity, Visio, etc.)
- Ability to interact with all levels of Museum staff.
- Demonstrated problem-solving abilities.
- Use of a broad variety of hand tools and equipment.
- Basic carpentry and metal working experience.
- Ability to work at high elevations utilizing lifts and fall safety equipment.
- Strong understanding of Excel, Word and Outlook.
- Proficiency in oral and written communication.
- Ability to regularly lift and carry up to 50 pounds and up to 75 pounds on occasion, kneel, bend, crouch, squat, and stand for extended periods of time.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes evenings, weekends and holidays as required.
- Ability to occasionally travel to other venues for exhibit installations.
- Inspects exhibits for proper operation.
- Troubleshoots exhibit failures and restores operation.
- Fabricate replacement parts using a variety of mediums. Performs cosmetic repairs (paint, fiberglass, bondo, stains/sealants).
- Creates detailed plans for renovation of existing exhibits.
- Safely handles artifacts.
- Load/unloads trucks and crates utilizing fork lifts and pallet jacks. Installs and deinstalls exhibits and related elements.
- Installs and repairs lighting. Lights exhibit elements for maximum visual impact.
- Procures supplies and equipment and makes recommendations for necessary contractual services.
- Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations.
- Working with Operations and Exhibit Development staff to evaluate needs for updating or modifying exhibits in the future.
- Assisting Curatorial staff in development and implementation of exhibit goals, objectives, policies and priorities.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Commensurate with experience. $4,583 - $5,416/month (non-exempt)