The Exhibitions Technician performs installation of new exhibits, daily maintenance and reviews the safe operation of the new Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science exhibits. She/he works collaboratively with other technicians and management staff from both internal and external crews.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Execute a daily task list for all portions of the museum. These activities include installation, repairs and upkeep of exhibit components, painting, cleaning and attention to all aspects of the exhibition floor, including lighting.
- Participate in exhibit and building projects including general prototyping, fabrication and installation.
- Assist in the installation and breakdown of traveling and permanent exhibits, including the loading/unloading of tractor-trailers with forklifts and other common equipment (i.e. personnel lifts, dollies, Johnson bars, lift gates etc.).
- Maintain the work environment of the Exhibit Shop and loading areas including the condition of all tools necessary to the job and efficient storage of all materials necessary to production.
- Perform minor repairs to electronic or mechanical devices and maintain museum lighting installations.
- Maintain basic supplies such as lumber, plastics, paints, light bulbs and specialty items including dust masks, gloves etc.
- Interact with the museum visitors and act as a facilitator for program activities related to “making”.
- Maintain diary entries regarding history of all exhibits. Maintain exhibit files and records relative to maintenance and safety of individual exhibits.
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Two years of museum or theater/technical experience.
- Willingness to work a prior-established schedule including weekends and evenings when needed.
- Bilingual preferred (Spanish/English/Creole)
- Must demonstrate proficiency in the safe use of designated tools.
- Familiar with the application of electronic exhibit mechanisms, such as audio/video systems, specialized lighting instruments, theatrical effects lighting etc.
- Ability to retrieve and read email.
- Ability to work independently for short periods and without immediate supervision.
- The technician may be invited to travel in support of a touring exhibit although this is not a requirement of the position.
- Level 2 background clearance as defined by Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
- Drug screening as part of the Drug Free Workplace Program.
- Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine(s) by date of hire to be considered for employment unless applicant is eligible for an exemption and able to provide supporting documentation for an accommodation under Title VII and/or ADA with the Human Resources Department.
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