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Exhibition Design and Installation Assistant - Museum of Arts and Design

Position

The Museum of Arts and Design seeks a skilled professional for the position of Exhibition Design and Installation Assistant in the Exhibitions department. Reporting to the Director of Exhibitions, this position will assist with planning, design, production, installation, and maintenance of the Museum's exhibitions. The successful candidate will work collaboratively and effectively across platforms.

Working Hours

40 hours/week, 9:30 am–5:30 pm, Sunday–Thursday during regular weeks, Monday–Friday during training and exhibition installations. Position requires occasional additional work on weekends and evenings as necessary.

Responsibilities

Exhibition Planning and Design:

  • Model exhibition objects and fabrications using 3-D renderings in SketchUp;

  • Format exhibition text in Adobe InDesign and review/make revisions with direction from curators and Lead Designer;

  • Research prices and quality of products, materials, and vendors – checking in regularly with each exhibitions' budget; and

  • Assist with miscellaneous planning: scheduling, expense tracking, etc. as needed.

Exhibition Production and Installation:

  • Format graphics (images, text, etc.) for physical production using in-house methods or ordering via vendors (vinyl, large-format print reproductions, wallpaper, etc.);

  • Produce in-house printed materials and cutting/mounting the printed material for professional display;

  • Place and track orders for design elements and restocking supplies;

  • Supervise installation, direct art handling crew, and assist where needed;

  • Organize and supervise graphics installation and placement;

  • Organize and supervise documentary photography of the exhibitions; and

  • Ensure that all Museum standards and protocols are being met.

Ongoing Maintenance, Etc.:

  • Perform routine maintenance of all exhibitions in our galleries and installation spaces, including cleaning, light replacement, paint touch-up, etc.;

  • Maintain the workshop, supply closets and prep room are clean, organized, safe, and well-stocked;

  • Assist with viewing of art in storage by curators and other visitors that are granted access by the Director of Collections Management; and

  • Other duties as needed and required.

Qualifications

It will be most important for the candidate to have a willingness to take direction, learn, and adapt. The ideal candidate will have the following experience and attributes:

  • 2-3 years of experience with exhibition design/production, or equivalent experience.

  • Proficiency in SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).

  • Knowledge and experience of art-handling practices and installation techniques;

  • Familiarity with basic power and hand tools.

  • Ability to be detail-oriented, self-starting, and problem-solving.

  • Team oriented and socially astute; able to conduct themself with poise and tact in a variety of social settings and among diverse audiences.

  • Results oriented and self-motivated; adept at planning, prioritizing and following through; able to inspire trust and respect.

  • The willingness to be flexible and responsive to change, and also firm and decisive when necessary.

  • Professional demeanor and good humor, particularly when working against deadlines.

Application

Please send an email with cover letter, resume and salary requirements to resumes@madmuseum.org with the position title "Exhibition Design and Installation Assistant Position" in the subject line.