We are seeking a highly talented Exhibit Designer/Draftsperson to join our Exhibition Design Department working under the direction of the Exhibition Design Manager. This hands-on position provides visual representation of exhibition and gallery design effort from concept through implementation, with an emphasis on detailing and construction drawings. The Exhibit Designer/Draftsperson supports the department in developing and implementing the changing exhibition program; work may also include occasional exhibit fabrication and installation assistance. The position also supports the PEM design team in developing exhibit program studies for the museum’s expansion project.
Announced in November of 2011, the museum expansion will add approximately 75,000 square feet of new galleries, including an additional 15,000 square feet of changing exhibition galleries, expanded public program and education space, essential improvements to collections storage, exhibition processing and conservation functions, and a new restaurant. The expansion will support an even more dynamic changing exhibition program and innovative new installations of the museum’s global collection.
The position requires a minimum of seven years of experience in a fast-paced work environment, preferably in a museum or design office. Excellent project management and problem-solving skills are required as well as strong communication skills. Candidates must be technically savvy, with a working knowledge of a variety of design-related software programs and platforms – VectorWorks, Renderworks, Microsoft Word, Excel, Fasttrack, and Adobe CS5 Suite software.
Candidates must have a BA or equivalent degree from a technical or design-related institution or a relevant combination of education and experience. Architectural training, studies, or similar experience is a plus.
Interested candidates should send their resumes with cover letters and salary requirements to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783.