Position: Exhibition Designer (full-time, exempt position)
Reports to: Vice President, Exhibitions
HistoryMiami Museum. Located in downtown Miami, HistoryMiami Museum is a well-established institution with approximately 45 full and part-time employees and an annual budget of $6 million. The museum maintains active permanent, changing, and traveling exhibition programs dedicated to interpreting the history and contemporary life of South Florida. The new Exhibition Designer will collaborate with museum staff to create innovative exhibitions for diverse audiences. During installation periods, he/she will supervise staff preparators and various temporary assistants, and coordinate relationships with suppliers and contractors. The new staff member will also provide design support to other museum departments.
- Design development, including exhibition architecture, three-dimensional exhibition elements, interactive experiences, and public spaces and interiors, from conceptual stage through final drawings, while working closely with the exhibitions team throughout the process.
- Prepare conceptual sketches, preliminary drawings, computer renderings, graphic materials, and design and construction drawings for various audiences.
- Train and supervise staff and temporary preparators and graphic designers involved in exhibition design projects, including fabrication.
- Supervise outside contractors and designers in implementing specific projects, including oversight of quality and accuracy of work, monitoring schedules, and meeting budgetary goals.
- Other duties as directed.
- Education—Requires a minimum of B.S. or B.A. in architecture, industrial design, exhibition design, graphic design or equivalent experience. Five years of experience in exhibition design or related field and a minimum of three years of management experience.
- Proven experience in multiple phases of the design process, including conceptualization, design development, and CDs.
- Strong knowledge of materials, fabrication techniques, and construction processes. Knowledge of graphic production.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team, with leadership qualities.
- Strong project management skills are essential, as is the ability to multitask.
- Ability to speak Spanish is a plus, but not required.
- Flexibility to work evening hours and/or weekends as needed.
By September 1, send letter of interest, resume, salary requirements, electronic portfolio, and names of three references to Michael Knoll, Vice President of Curatorial Affairs, HistoryMiami Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, FL 33130, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.