On-Call Senior Exhibit Technician
Posted on: June 14, 2019
SUMMARY Exhibit Technicians fabricate and maintain educational
interactive exhibits. As part of the Technical group, an Exhibit
Technician facilitates the construction of exhibits from initial
prototypes to completed exhibits, maintains and improves existing
exhibits, and provides support for the installation of temporary
and regular exhibitions at the museum. The position requires both
collaborative work within project teams as well as independent
work. An ability to work from schematics, sketches, or verbal
descriptions is required. Willingness to work within project
constraints is a must. The position reports to the Exhibit
Technical Group Manager, but works closely with Exhibit Developers,
Exhibit Engineers, and project management. The Senior Exhibit
Technician position differs from the Exhibit Technician position in
its emphasis on self-direction and independent construction of
high-quality exhibits. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Execution: Consistently
deliver high-quality exhibit construction across a number of
projects with minimal supervision. Solutions/Idea Generation:
Regularly implement a wide variety of practical and innovative
building strategies. Work to find creative ways to integrate
appropriate technologies into our current system.
Facilities/Institutional Support: Contribute to the general museum
operations, including shop maintenance, exhibit maintenance,
material ordering and stocking, and equipment ordering.
Flexibility: Adapt to project constraints with proactive solutions.
Work comfortably and productively on a range of projects from
prototypes to highly-finished, turn-key exhibits. Judgement: Make
timely exhibit construction and maintenance decisions. Show strong
creative discernment and good discipline around choice of forms,
materials, and processes. Other duties as assigned. MINIMUM
QUALIFICATIONS BA/BS degree or equivalent combination of education
and experience, preferably in engineering or design. Minimum five
years prior exhibit construction experience. Two years
Exploratorium experience preferred. Intermediate shop knowledge:
wood, metal, and plastic fabrication; prototyping and fabrication
of exhibits using appropriate production methods; uphold safety
standards. Intermediate experience with Autodesk Inventor plus
working knowledge of AutoCAD, wiki-based platforms, MS Word &
Excel. Ability to effectively communicate ideas and concepts
through hand sketching, advanced drawing skills preferred. Talent
for collaboration and effective teamwork, and demonstrated ability
to work with people at all levels of an organization. Ability to
work on multiple projects and problems simultaneously with minimal
supervision. Excellent sense of value and efficiency as expressed
in effectiveness of solutions, use of materials, and personal time
management. Ability to adhere to budgets and timelines for
individual exhibits and projects, and to proactively communicate
expected variances. Interest in science and teaching a plus.
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds short distances. Able to
move from place to place; bend, stretch, grasp, reach, kneel and
twist. APPLICATION DEADLINE Open until November 9th, 2018 HOW TO
APPLY This is an on-call position that does not include benefits.
Please, no phone calls in regards to this job. To apply, please
visit the Exploratorium job page.
The Exploratorium is committed to providing equal employment
without regard to race, color, religious expression, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age,
disability, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, marital
status, pregnancy, veterans status or any other class protected by
applicable law. The Exploratorium will consider for employment
qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to
the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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