Exhibit Technician, Designer and Fabricator

Website Kalamazoo Valley Museum

AAM accredited museum of history, science and technology.

Kalamazoo Valley Museum
Job Summary:
Are you a self-starter with a strong customer service ethic? Do you have the ability to analyze situations, troubleshoot problems, and deliver appropriate solutions? If so, then we may have the ideal job opportunity for you.

This position plays a primary role in the design, fabrication, installation and maintenance of in-house and traveling exhibits at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. Occasional evenings and weekends required.

Job Responsibilities
Perform exhibit design, fabrication, installation, and maintenance including new installations, integrations, and troubleshooting.
Perform work related to projection systems, touchless multi-media systems, web interface, electro-mechanics, digital signage, multiple operating system hardware and software, and other emerging innovative technology.
Design in-house exhibits, interactives, and structures.
Fabricate exhibit structures, pedestals, display cases, mounts, and other physical and interactive elements.
Receive, install, de-install, and ship traveling and in-house exhibits.
Work with external contractors and service providers, as needed.
Provide general exhibit space preparations and repairs.
Ensure safety and accessibility of all aspects of exhibits and exhibit spaces.
Dispose of obsolete exhibit technologies and display components.
Develop cost proposals and make recommendations regarding the use of operating budgets.
Consult with IT on new technology acquisitions and trouble-shooting.
Collaborate with other departments and areas of the museum as needed.
Minimum Qualifications:
Appropriate education, training, experience and talents are requirements for this position. An example of this would be a high school diploma, trade school credits or equivalent, and 2 years of related prior work experience.

Skills and Knowledge
Skill in using carpentry tools.
Skill in designing and troubleshooting exhibits with mechanical, electrical, and technical components.
Skill in working with multi-media systems.
Skill in following oral and written directions.
Knowledge of standards of intellectual design.
Knowledge of physical accessibility requirements.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
Prior experience in a museum or public facility is preferred.
General working knowledge of accepted museum/gallery standards is preferred.
Experience in using work assist vehicles/automatic lifts is preferred.
Experience with interior painting, drywall preparation and repair is preferred.
Forklift operator license is preferred.
Valid driver’s license is preferred.
Knowledge of safety and risk management procedures in a variety of areas is preferred.
Physical Demands:
Regularly stand, walk, climb, crawl, and sit; extended periods of walking and moderate physical activity.
Ability to manipulate a variety of hand tools and fabrication materials.
Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds occasionally.
Must be comfortable with working on lifts up to 40 feet and working on a variety of standard ladder heights.
Must be able to work outdoors in extended periods of cold and hot weather during exhibit shipping and receiving times.
Work Hours:
40 hours per week. Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm; Museum operates 7 days a week and occasional weekends and evenings will be required.

Minimum of $39,774-$50,125 per year
Posting Date
Closing Date:

To apply for this job please visit jobs.kvcc.edu.