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Posted 21 Dec
National WW2 Museum

Exhibit Designer / Technician

New Orleans, LA, United States Full Time

The National WWII Museum in New Orleans is currently seeking an Exhibit Designer / Technician.

This position reports to the Director of Exhibits and is responsible for design, fabrication, installation, and maintenance of temporary, special and traveling exhibits, the repair and maintenance of permanent exhibits, and establishing and maintaining graphic standards for all Museum exhibits and internal way finding signage. This position supervises vendors, fabricators, installers, hired labor and volunteers, and requires moderate to heavy manual labor.

Qualifications include:

  • A bachelors degree in industrial design, architecture, graphic design, fine arts, museum studies or related field.
  • Five or more years of experience in museum exhibit design and fabrication.
  • Demonstrated skill in developing and installing exhibits.
  • Ability to work with hand tools and power tools to fabricate and maintain exhibits.
  • Skill in drafting software such as AutoCAD, Vectorworks or SketchUp.
  • Strong graphic design skills; expert-level skills in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Ability to create design packages that include exhibit elevations and renderings for presentation.
  • Experience in artifact handling, mount making, crating and packing.
  • Ability to lift, carry and place supplies and exhibit components on shelves, including overhead, up to 50 pounds without assistance.
  • Ability to climb ladders up to 12 feet.
  • Willingness to work outside of normal Museum operating hours as needed to repair and maintain permanent exhibits.
  • Willingness to travel by air to various destinations to install traveling exhibits.
  • Strong written communication skills as well as strong organizational skills.
  • Willingness to work overtime during special events, heavy visitation periods, or to meet deadlines.

The National WWII Museum offers a competitive wage and benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, long-term disability insurance, critical illness and accident insurance, 401k and paid vacation and sick leave.

Interested candidates should apply online at www.nationalww2museum.org/employment or mail resumes to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.

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