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Exhibits Technician I (Full-Time)

Department: Exhibits & Design
Location: Miami, FL

SUMMARY

Under general supervision the Exhibit Technician I performs installation of new exhibits, daily maintenance and reviews the safe operation of Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science exhibits. They work collaboratively with other technicians and management staff from both internal and external crews. Work involves a variety of duties other than those of skilled craft workers, with attention to knowing and using safe work practices. This position also supports the successful completion of after-hours and weekend events by assisting with the set up the spaces.

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.
  • Maintain shop and work areas organized, clean, well lit, and free of unnecessary items.
  • Performs minor troubleshooting and repairs to electronic or mechanical devices.
  • Maintain museum lighting and assist with lighting installations.
  • Interact with the museum visitors and act as a facilitator for program activities related to “making”.
  • Must be able to work self-sufficiently with little supervision in support of after-hours and weekend events.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules, including nights, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Maintain diary entries regarding history of all exhibits. Maintain exhibit files and records relative to maintenance and safety of individual exhibits.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Must be able to work self-sufficiently with little supervision in support of after-hours and weekend events.
  • Ability to work safely.
  • Ability to follow directions, instructions, structured process, and procedures, and to complete tasks.
  • Customer service skills to act responsively to customer inquiries and requests; and escalate the more difficult matters appropriately.
  • Communication skills to provide information, and to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing work priorities, and to build effective working relationships with staff, customers, and others.
  • Demonstrated organizational, problem-solving and common-sense skills.
  • Ability to manage and accurately track material resources and time.
  • Ability to travel to various facilities, and to work independently and as a team.
  • Ability to work well in a customer environment.
  • Provides Exhibits computer operational coverage for Cx-Alloy System.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Vocational / technical school preferred.
  • Working knowledge of tools of trade (including welding equipment, paint equipment, shop machines and power tools) preferred.
  • 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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel; and talk and hear. The employee is required to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time, along with climbing and reaching with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move from to 50 to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to work in high and low/ places.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

· The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those as employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work is performed both indoors and in outdoor settings. Work is performed in a public attraction facility. May require driving to and from worksite locations. Employees may be exposed to hazardous and/or toxic substances, electrical shock, noise from equipment, and depending on external weather conditions, wind, rain, cold, and heat

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Background clearance.
  • Drug screening as part of the Drug Free Workplace Program.

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