The Exhibition Designer is responsible for all phases associated with exhibition development, design, production, and installation of exhibitions at the Missouri History Museum. The Exhibition Designer serves as team facilitator on exhibition development teams, and project production manager during the design, installation and de-installation phases. Manage assigned projects from development through production stages. Create and manage work plans, team meetings, schedules and project budgets. Work with other museum departments to facilitate exhibition planning and implementation. Give periodic reports to supervisors and executive staff. Create project documents including but not limited to presentation materials for in-house staff, floor plans and elevations, lighting plans, bid materials, construction documents, contracts, and exhibition manuals. As project manager, oversee exhibition script development. Insure integration of exhibition design with all project goals including interpretation, visitor experience, audio/visual media and low-tech interactives, education, curatorial, conservation, evaluation, and budget requirements.
Macintosh literate skilled in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, QuarkXpress, Vectorworks, or other CAD programs, Word and Excel. Must be able to prepare drawings for presentation and exhibition proposals, have familiarity with museum quality display of artifacts, American with Disabilities Act requirements, knowledge of and experience with exhibition construction techniques, fabrication, lighting, graphic production, and exhibition installation, maintenance and de-installation. Ability to operate basic hand and power tools; familiarity with general shop equipment and safety. Excellent accounting, project management, communication and team building skills required. BA in design-related field, MFA preferred; three or more years of experience in exhibition design, preferably in a history museum setting.
Please submit letter of interest and resume to. Salary requirement must be included:
Missouri History Museum
PO Box 11940
St. Louis, MO 63112-0040