Exhibit Designer

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Exhibit Designer


The Exhibit Designer is responsible for the 3-dimensional design of GLSC temporary and permanent exhibitions. The position has the responsibility of working with the exhibit developer, in-house and outside fabricators, and evaluation teams to co-develop the production of memorable visitor experiences. This position is responsible for the visual and physical representation of exhibit themes, topic areas, and specific exhibits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Advocate for the audience and as such committed to the visitor experience
Works with the exhibit developer and fabricator(s) to translate concepts and ideas into meaningful visitor experiences by conceptually understanding, organizing and integrating intellectual and physical content through prototyping and modeling
Coordinates all aspects of exhibit design throughout the process which brings imaginative design solutions to the team and reliable estimates of their costs
Provides clear, timely construction documents, instructions, and specifications to fabrication staff and outside contractors
Provides design oversight and documentation for outside contractors and ensures final products meet criteria
Develop and oversee project construction drawings, specifications, and schedule for fabrication and installation of exhibits
Ensures that all products meet construction, electrical, ADA and all other codes
With the VP of Exhibits and Production Manager, review, repair and upgrade of all exhibit areas
Provide highest quality, on-time, on-budget design of exhibits
Researches new materials, products and design approaches; shares these with the team and applies to projects
Provides design materials for fund raising efforts, reviews and presentations, including conceptual drawings, floorplans, and computer modeling, in a professional timely manner
Participates in the creation of departmental procedures
Participates in the creation of project scope of work, budget and schedule milestones, and exhibit design criteria
Works toward the general professionalism in the department
Keep a clean, well-organized, functional work space and desktop

Education and Work Experience Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design or equivalent discipline
Three years of related experience in interactive exhibit design, and familiarity with exhibit evaluation and a knowledge of scientific and technological fields
Additional Eligibility Qualifications (K/S/A):

General PC knowledge and use of search engines
Intermediate to expert proficiency with Outlook, Word, Excel and Adobe
Excellent design, expert in CAD and construction materials and techniques
Additional Information

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