Exhibit Floor Technician (part time)
The primary focus of this position is the daily care and upkeep of exhibit components as well as assisting in the fabrication and installation of museum exhibits. Ideal candidate should possess a general working knowledge of accepted museum/gallery standards and safe, effective operation and implementation of proper tools and materials. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to analyze situations, troubleshoot problems, and employ/suggest appropriate solutions both autonomously and collaboratively, within a diversely experienced team environment. Hours are 20 per week.
Basic Functions and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):
Manage inventory of building materials, tools/equipment, consumables, and status reports for all museum exhibits and their associated components.
Evaluate and schedule necessary exhibit maintenance and cleanliness. Where possible, effect immediate repairs, procure materials, and assess the need for changes in design.
In depth understanding of audio/visual equipment, with the ability to learn new skills required to operate and maintain such. Experience working with projectors, public address equipment, and incorporated use of computers and controllers a plus and a potential focus of this position.
Must be competent and comfortable working with a wide variety of power tools and workshop equipment: table saw, skill saw, pneumatic tools, router, etc. in order to assist with construction and installation of museum exhibit structures. Experience in museum/gallery or tradeshow fabrication a plus.
Willingness to work a flexible schedule. As required, participate in the setup and tear-down of temporary/traveling exhibits and displays.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, and various visiting professionals.
Must be comfortable and energized by interactions with public of all ages and be able to employ safe work procedures within large crowds.
Observe safety and risk management procedures in public areas and workspaces as well as keeping those spaces neat and tidy.
Capably read, analyze and interpret design schematics, shop/fabrication drawings, and standard business documents. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural guides. Effectively present information and respond to questions from co-workers and the general public.
Qualifications and Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to stand and walk for extended periods of time. Employee must be capable to bend, kneel, and frequently lift or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds.
Proven expertise or work experience with emphasis on design, museum studies, fine arts, or in a related specific trade/skill. Prior experience working in a museum or gallery environment a plus. Knowledge and familiarity of public address and other audio visual equipment (AMX, Soundweb London, BrightSign, etc.) strongly desired. A valid Texas driver's license is required.