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Exhibit Specialist - Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Location:Ann Arbor, MI
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:Our client, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, offers more than 250 interactive science, technology, energy and health exhibits for students of all ages.

Under the general direction of the Exhibits Director, and working with staff and volunteers, the exhibits specialist constructs, maintains and redesigns Museum exhibits.

Duties:-Maintains exhibits on the gallery floors to ensure that they are generally functional and presentable, based on personal observation as well as staff and visitor comments.
-In collaboration with the Facilities Manager, turns on exhibits in the morning, assessing status of each and making appropriate adjustments and repairs.
-Assists in the design and fabrication of new exhibits and in the redesign and reconstruction of older exhibits.
-Keeps records of fabrication process and maintenance.
-Researches exhibit topics, designs, materials and methods of construction.
-Maintains an orderly and safe workshop.
-Delegates exhibit-related responsibilities to volunteers and work-study employees.
-Orders supplies and materials, ensuring adequate stocks on hand.
-Assists in receiving and shipping individual exhibits and traveling exhibitions.
-Actively participates in the “on duty” rotation as assigned.


Qualifications:-Broad knowledge of Museum operations.
-Must be able to lift and carry 75 pounds.
-Must be able to climb a ladder.
-Strong organizational and planning skills, with the ability to handle many projects simultaneously.
-Bachelor’s degree in science, art, museum studies or a related field, or equivalent experience in a related trade.
-Minimum of three years experience in exhibit design and fabrication or related fields, including industrial design and materials (wood, metal, plastics) handling, plus a working knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems.
-Ability to work collegially in a small group situation.
-Experience with Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator preferred.


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