Posted August 7, 2014

The Exhibit Designer works under the administrative guidance and direction of the Museum Director.

Responsible for the conceptual design, construction, installation and maintenance of all permanent, temporary and traveling exhibits for the museum system. Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public. Works as member of the exhibit development team in the long range planning of exhibits, content and concepts for museum system. Oversees daily maintenance and operation of exhibits. Fabricates exhibit components or oversees fabrication work with outside designers and fabricators as assigned to insure a quality product; coordinates with other city departments including parks and recreation and building maintenance for fabrication work. Coordinates and schedules project tasks that must be performed by other divisions within the city and subcontractors outside the city. Assists with and designs all visual aspects in museum system including but not limited to: exhibits, river interpretive signage, directional/informational signage, store merchandise, displays, marketing/ advertising displays, visitor information booth, etc. Maintains a complete inventory of all department tools, exhibits and equipment; oversees exhibit shops and maintains exhibit furniture and cases. Purchases and maintains exhibit supplies and materials. Assists with the repair of office equipment, furnishings, fabrication, materials and general maintenance of museum facilities. Assists in all areas of museum operations at any of the museum facilities. Participates in special events and openings, programs and receptions, etc. Assists with the development of grant proposals and other revenue generating projects. Communicates with purchasing staff in obtaining quotes and/or bids for materials and services needed to complete assigned projects. Ensures that projects remain within allotted time frames and projected budget schedules and reports any deviation of this schedule. Required to perform shift work in a rotation of days and evenings, including weekends and holidays.

Job Requirements
Ability to organize, direct, and manage activities and projects, work independently and demonstrate good judgement. Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing, and electronically. Ability to understand and carry out written and verbal instructions. Knowledge of drafting practices, project management skills, and exhibit fabrication standards and resources. Ability to identify and resolve problems. Must possess an understanding of the application of the American’s with Disabilities Act. Ability to transfer ideas into blueprints. Ability to work with hand and power tools safely. Knowledge of computer hardware and software in communications, design and fabrication, and exhibit components. Ability to interact effectively with a variety of personnel at different levels of responsibility. Ability to work a varied schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays

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Contact Person: Human Resources Phone: 505-599-1132
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