Exhibit Technician

JOB TITLE: Art Museum Exhibit Design Technician

WORKING TITLE: Exhibit Technician

VACANCY #: 60034881

DIVISION: Aquarium

SALARY GRD/RANGE: 64T $30, 904 – $47,800

RECRUITMENT RAINGE: $30,904 – $34,613

APPT TYPE: Perm Full-Time

CLOSING DATE: 11/15/2013

LOCATION: New Hanover County

This is a re-post. Previous applicants are still under consideration

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

As a member of an Aquarium Exhibits Team, this position will assist with planning, design and development of aquatically themed exhibits and displays. The technician will assist with exhibit construction including but not limited to design /assembly of exhibit graphic panels, construction of exhibit furniture, related structures and replicated habitats. The technician will provide construction and maintenance support to the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, such as working with paint, coatings, adhesives, anchoring techniques, fasteners, casework / trim and with a wide-range of mediums. The technician will assist the Exhibits Curator with production, assembly and repair of displays, signs, graphics and interactive exhibits. This person will also assemble and maintain a variety of track, accent and functional lighting in public spaces. Job responsibilities include the maintenance and repair of interior and exterior displays, signage, graphic panels and exhibit components; maintenance of exhibit related inventories; purchase and allocation of related project materials; mix, develop and apply paint color to exhibits. This person provides communication and organization of projects working with various Aquarium departments. Position requires working at heights in excess of 25 feet and lifting large bulky items. The successful candidate will illustrate initiative and the ability to perform in a fast-paced evolving atmosphere working on simultaneous projects. Excellent attention to detail and accuracy is imperative to succeed in this position as is the ability to work in a team environment.

KNOWELDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

1. Demonstrated experience in electrical, carpentry and painting skills.

2. Demonstrated experience working with hand and power tools.

3. Demonstrated experience working with Creative Suite computer software program.

4. Experience in CAD drawings and the ability to read blueprints.

5. Experience with exhibit design methods and fabrication techniques.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in design, applied art, or a closely related curriculum, and one year of experience in art or design; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

SUPPLEMENTAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION:

To apply for this position, please click the following link: http://www.osp.state.nc.us/jobs/

To receive credit, all experience must be included in the work history sections. See attached resume will result in an incomplete application. Any information omitted from this application, but included in the resume, will not be considered for qualifying credit.

Persons eligible for Veteran’s preference must submit a copy of Form DD-214.

DENR uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified applicants. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills and abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position. The State of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information, please contact:

Ruth Evans
North Carolina Aquariums Division
(919) 877-5500, ext. 228