Exhibitions Technician, Fernbank Museum of Natural History

  • 10 Jan 2020 11:33 AM
    Message # 8535726
    John Witek (Administrator)

    Fernbank Museum of Natural History

    767 Clifton Road NE

    Atlanta, GA 30307


    Title:                      Exhibitions Technician

    Dept:                    Exhibitions

    Reports to:         Exhibitions Manager      

    Date:                    November 5, 2019

    The Exhibitions Technician assists in routine exhibit maintenance and production, including basic repairs, monitoring, construction, installation/deinstallation and preparation work for temporary and long-term exhibits at Fernbank.  The Exhibitions Technician will work collaboratively with other staff as directed to ensure exhibit components are maintained at the highest level for positive guest experiences.

    Core Responsibilities

    This is a list of Essential Functions for this position. This list is not designed to be a comprehensive itemization of every activity, duty or responsibility that may be encountered.

    • ·         Perform routine exhibit maintenance, including case cleaning, troubleshooting computer and video interactives.
    • ·         Perform basic repairs of physical exhibits, which may require various repair and construction techniques. When required, source parts or equipment to complete repairs.
    • ·         Assist with exhibit installation and deinstallation as directed. Including crate movement and packing and unpacking, lighting, A/V and computer component hook up, graphics and exhibit component placement. 
    • ·         Assist with minor carpentry and painting jobs as required.
    • ·         Troubleshoot any electrical and mechanical that may arise in exhibits to determine cause and recommend corrective action.
    • ·         Participate in project teams and provide technical and creative advice and support.
    • ·         Maintain exhibit cases, materials, tools and spare parts inventories in well-organized manner.
    • ·         Other projects and responsibilities as needed and assigned

    Required Qualifications

    • ·         Experience with general construction or carpentry and painting
    • ·         Knowledge of and general experience with AV technology repairs
    • ·         Comfortable working with a wide variety of power tools and workshop equipment, including table saw, skill saw, router, etc.
    • ·         Must be able to comfortably lift at least 50 pounds and climb ladders up to 20 feet high.
    • ·         Proven expertise or work experience with emphasis on design, museum studies, fine arts, or in a related specific trade/skill. Prior experience working in a museum or gallery environment a plus.
    • ·         Valid Georgia driver's license
    • ·         Some evening and weekend work required

    Other Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

    • ·         High level of enthusiasm and curiosity about science and culture.
    • ·         Highly organized with a close attention to detail
    • ·         Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • ·         Ability to work on and complete multiple projects simultaneously.
    • ·         Curious, motivated and willing to self-learn


    Applicants should return resumes to:

    humanresources@fernbankmuseum.org or visit: https://fernbankmuseum.org/connect/join-our-team/ to apply