The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is looking for a qualified Exhibits Technician to assist our Education and Exhibits department in the installation, deinstallation and maintenance of Museum exhibits. We seek a highly proactive individual who demonstrates professionalism, independent judgment, attention to detail, and teamwork.
This position has the following responsibilities, but are not limited to:
  • Participate in the cleaning, maintenance, and repair of exhibits – under direction of Museum personnel when necessary.
  • Maintain equipment and supplies, including ordering of materials.
  • Maintain lighting, A/V, and mechanical components of exhibits.
  • Assist in construction of exhibit components and accessory materials.
  • Assist in the installation and deinstallation of exhibits by collaborating with crewmembers and other Museum staff.
  • Assist in the crating, packing, and storage of all exhibit related material.
  • Program area or department work-related duties as assigned.
  • May handle objects and specimens for the Museum collections, as well as material from lending institutions.

This position has the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in art, science, or media field from an accredited college, or equivalent work experience.
  • Two years of experience in the preparation of Museum exhibitions.
  • Basic painting, carpentry, metalwork, and shop skills.
  • Computer proficiency, knowledge of computer programming preferred.
  • Proficiency with various types of audiovisual equipment; including video projectors, camera, lighting fixtures, gels, gobos, and audio equipment (mixers, amplifiers, microphones, etc.) preferred.
  • Use of basic shop tools.
  • Basic electrical skills.
  • Willingness to work on personnel lift, up to 26 foot ceiling height.
  • Extremely physical position requiring extended periods of standing, stooping, walking, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, and tool and machine use.
  • May be asked to work overtime or to shift schedule to meet departmental needs.
  • Occasional need to wear protective equipment (respirator, goggles, gloves, etc.).
  • Must have excellent communication skills to work closely with Museum Professionals to ensure that all work is executed in a safe, proper, and timely manner.
  • Excellent organizational/time-management skills.
Job Information
  • Los Angeles, California, 90007, United States
  • 27020880
  • February 22, 2016
  • Exhibits Technician
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • Exhibitions
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 2-3 Years