Exhibit Specialist
Description

  

At the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, we believe in kid-powered learning. We work hard every day to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood. To accomplish this mission, we bring together a dynamic team of talented individuals whose passions range from exhibit design to the culinary arts, from developing engaging educational programs to offering only the best in customer service. If you like to work hard and play hard, we want to hear from you! We offer a comprehensive benefits package, competitive wages and a supportive, rewarding and FUN work environment. 

The Exhibit Specialist (ES) is an entry level exhibit maintenance and fabrication position. The ES is responsible for supporting the department in maintaining the functionality and appearance of exhibits and the creation and inventory of the Museum’s many consumables. The ES also builds small-scale projects and supports exhibit upgrades. This position provides support across the department and works with team members to complete projects on time and to the highest quality.


Hours:  Full-time, 40 hours per week. Depending on business needs, work includes one weekend day and may include evening shifts.


Rate: $18.65, $1 pay differential for bilingual proficiency


Benefits: A comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage. Paid time-off for vacation, sick days and four holidays. 401(k) Retirement Plan with eligibility to contribute after a 3-month waiting period (must be 21 years of age). Employee Assistance Program, flexible spending account and short-term disability. Free parking, free family membership to the Museum, discount to the Museum Gift Shop and Café.


Responsibilities 

To be successful in this role, an individual must be able to perform each responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the responsibilities.


  • Exhibit Maintenance & Upgrades: The ES is accountable for maintaining, cleaning, repairing and improving all existing experiences. The ES will conduct both scheduled and reactive exhibit repairs, as well as participate in maintaining the health, performance and enhancement of existing exhibits. The daily responsibilities in this area include maintenance of the Exhibits’ white board used for exhibit communication, exhibit cleaning and maintaining consistent radio connectivity with floor staff regarding exhibit issues during open hours.
  • Exhibit Projects: The ES is responsible for supporting exhibit maintenance and refresh projects for the Museum’s existing exhibits. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to, the coordination of materials and supplies needed for repairs, skillful execution of repairs, fabrication and communication with the team and timeline management. Other duties may apply based on project size and scope.
  • Fabrication and Installation: In collaboration with the Director of Exhibits and the Exhibit Operations Manager, the ES will perform in-house fabrication and finishing for departmental projects. Working with the team, the ES supports planning and timelines for exhibit fabrication and installation, ensuring this phase of the process is done in an orderly, timely and minimally disruptive manner. This work also includes responsibility for the maintenance of a clean, safe shop during the fabrication process.


In addition to these main areas of responsibility, the ES will participate in other departmental activities and professional development opportunities including meetings, trainings, volunteer supervisions, etc. All members of the Exhibits department support each other’s projects and endeavors as called for by scale, scope and timeline. The ES supports the Director of Exhibits and the Exhibits department with a positive attitude and strives to make the Museum a world-class exhibit experience, creating a unique community where children and their grown-ups learn through play. 

Requirements

Required:

  • 1-2 years related experience in exhibit or facilities maintenance, fabrication or a related field 
  • Basic knowledge of mechanical or electrical systems repairs 
  • Basic knowledge of fabrication processes for a variety of materials (wood, metal, plastics)
  • Basic knowledge in finishing techniques, i.e. routing, sanding, painting and staining
  • Understanding of personal and shop safety, shop maintenance, hand and power tool usage
  • Ability to clearly communicate ideas with team
  • Work well both independently and in collaborative environments
  • Comfortable managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, access and inclusion and to the Museum’s mission, vision and values
  • At least 18 years of age

Preferred:

  • Demonstrated record of completed creative or maintenance projects
  • Interest in a specialty craft, i.e. mechanics, electronics, woodworking, metalworking, textiles, etc.
  • Basic knowledge in 3D modeling program
  • Basic knowledge in 2D design programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.)
  • Spanish speaking and comprehension skills strongly desired


Please note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or submission of a weekly negative COVID-19 test results is required. Requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered.


The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to serving the needs of all our visitors and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.