Museum Exhibits Coordinator

  • 31 Aug 2017 12:56 PM
    Message # 5058080

    This is an exciting time for the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science. We are seeking a Museum Exhibits Coordinator to be a part of our growing organization and help shape the way visitors learn about our region. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for museum exhibits including developing exhibit design and layout, creating graphic design for exhibits and supervision of staff assigned to accomplish the mission of the exhibit unit within the Museum. This is a unique opportunity for an imaginative, creative, and experienced Museum Exhibits Coordinator who will be working on innovative concepts with an exceptional team. Essential to the position is an adherence to the highest museum standards and best practices, and the ability to work collaboratively and to contribute meaningfully to the museum's strategic plans and overall mission.

    Cape Fear Museum collects, preserves and interprets objects relating to the history, science, and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear. The Museum makes those objects and their interpretation available to the public through educational exhibitions and programs.

    Essential Duties


     Develops exhibit designs with team members, leads design process from conceptual and schematic design to design development to construction to installation and post-construction evaluation.


    Oversees the production of exhibit graphic design, digital and print materials to include designing, editing, printing and mounting; acquires and administers contracts for these services.


    Develops and/or facilitates the creation of hands-on exhibit interactives including low-tech and high-tech digital components; recommends equipment purchases, develops, and implements polices for new exhibits.


    Supervises staff to include prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.


    Manages activities involving in-house, traveling and mobile exhibitions to include overseeing scheduling, contract negotiations and payment arrangements; shipping; packing/unpacking; setting up/taking down exhibits; and choosing among display alternatives to maximize the quality of visitors' experience.


    Knowledge and Skills Knowledge of ADA requirements and OSHA regulations; museum exhibit techniques; museum practices, protocol and ethics; basic artifact preservation and conservation principles; exhibit preparation and execution; design and graphic design principles; security practices; basic budget principles; lighting principles and industry updates; construction and building maintenance principles; print media and materials; supervisory principles; and project management principles. Skilled in using computers and applicable software, including graphic design and 3D layout software; using hand and power tools; using various office equipment; fabricating display materials; researching information; writing articles and reports; producing printed materials; managing multiple projects; preparing long-range plans; directing the work of others; supervising and evaluating performance.; organizing and prioritizing work assignments; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; providing customer service; and communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

    Necessary Software Skills


    Adobe Creative Cloud            

    SketchupPro and/or Vectorworks and/or AutoCAD and/or 3D Studio Max


    Licenses and Certifications Preferred, but Not Required


    Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)

    National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ)

    Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS)

    OSHA Construction Safety & Health Training

    Valid NC Driver's License


    Minimum Qualifications:


    • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Art History, Industrial Design, or a related field and 3 years of progressively responsible supervisory and exhibit design experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


    • Valid NC Driver's License

    • Hours:  8AM-5PM weekdays; must be available for special events and during emergency situations


    The salary for this position is $48,508


    How to Apply

    For more information and to apply for this position, please visit our website at


    Priority consideration will be given to applicants that apply by Monday, September 18th. 


    This position will be open until filled. 

    Last modified: 31 Aug 2017 1:23 PM | Sheryl Mays