Museum Exhibit Designer / Fabricator
The St. Joseph Museums, Inc. is taking applications for a part-time (28 hours per week) exhibition designer/fabricator to join our creative and hard-working team. The ideal candidate must have the ability to build unique exhibit experiences from design to installation. The exhibition designer/fabricator will work with other staff to write grants and develop plans for in-house and traveling exhibits. That team includes an in-house graphics designer, historic preservationist, collections and archives manager, financial services, and educational programmer as well as community volunteers. Interested candidates should be detail-oriented builder with a high level of integrity. Primary responsibilities will be maintaining and developing existing exhibitions and fabricating, lighting, framing, hanging artwork, and writing and mounting labels for new displays. The Museum has a large format printer, vinyl cutter, and fabrication shop on site. The design of digital experiences such as videos, virtual exhibits, and in-person augmented reality experiences is a plus. The ability to use CAD (3D design software) and knowledge of 3D printing would also be a bonus.
This position starts at $15 per hour for 28 hours a week with the potential for growth should funding become available post-COVID. Qualified candidates should have a combination of 5-7 years of exhibit design and fabrication experience in a museum or destination setting combined with a technical, art, or university degree.
The St. Joseph Museums, Inc. has operated as the Municipal Museum for the City of St. Joseph since 1927. The Museum serves as an umbrella organization for the Glore Psychiatric Museum, Black Archives Museum, Doll Museum, Native American and History Galleries, and historic Wyeth-Tootle Mansion. The St. Joseph Museums is an American Alliance of Museums Accredited organization with the mission of providing a gateway to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting items that reflect the interests and history of the St. Joseph area and its citizens. Its vision is to cultivate transformative experiences that engage the community and inspire visitors to preserve and collaborate.
All team members help as needed to fulfill the Museum’s mission and engage with the community. This sometimes involves research, caring for collections, giving tours, grant writing and developing budgets for projects, and working the admissions desk, weekends, evenings, and special events.
We are looking for a passionate and curious individual to help us build inspiring experiences and share our amazing collection with visitors. To join us fill out the form below and submit your resume and portfolio of work to Sara Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.