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Exhibits Technician


The Exhibits Technician, under the supervision of the Exhibits Coordinator, performs a wide range of construction, maintenance and installation duties related to the exhibits program at the Family Museum.

Education: A professional knowledge normally acquired through completion of high school, specialized or technical training which may be obtained in high school or by a relatively brief period of preparation outside school. Training in woodworking, cabinetry and basic fabrication methods and materials is required. Position requires the possession of a valid driver’s license in order to operate city vehicles.


• Documented successful experience of two to three years in identified job skill requirements; preference given to experience within in a museum environment.

• Please provide a portfolio of previous work


• Demonstrated thorough knowledge of woodworking products and other finish materials including laminates, plexi-glass, veneers, glass and certain metals used in museum-quality exhibits.

• Demonstrated thorough knowledge of shop tools and equipment and familiarity with proper shop safety procedures.

• Must understand common maintenance repair processes and procedures.

• Working knowledge of electrical and mechanical devices.

• Ability to read and interpret blueprints and shop-drawings.

Interpersonal Skills: Self-directed, self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a creative team. Skill in diagnosing and developing solutions to problems. Pleasant response to directions, team player, and the ability to communicate effectively with other Team Members.

Physical or Mental Requirements: Physical ability to lift and/or move exhibit components and building materials weighing 65 pounds or more throughout the building. Requires climbing, standing and working on ladders.

Analytical Ability: Problems encountered require a varied level of problem solving skills; problems require operational knowledge of work while solutions may or may not be clearly defined. Skill in diagnosing and solving problems, troubleshooting.

Working Conditions: Performs duties in a workshop environment with exposure to noise, dust or crowded conditions from 21 to 50% of the time. Frequently exposed to paint, solvents, dust and dirt in performing job duties. Moving objects carries implicit risk.

1. Coordinates and performs daily maintenance and upkeep on resident, temporary and traveling exhibitions ensuring that exhibits are not broken for more than 48 hours.

2. Executes a daily inspection and list of tasks to insure all exhibits are prepared for opening

3. Able to troubleshoot and repair electronic exhibit components

4. Has sufficient electrical knowledge and skills to install lights, motors and similar devices without explicit drawings

5. Constructs new exhibit components, casework, displays, housings and the like

6. Provides accurate measurements, documentation, specs and other written materials on exhibit fabrication.

7. Maintains a clean and orderly environment in workshop and fabrication materials storage area, monitoring inventory and equipment care

8. Assists in set-up/removal of traveling exhibitions and upkeep/groundskeeping of outdoor Courtyard Area.

9. Familiar with Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Excel and Word


1. Assists Museum staff with set-up preparations for special museum events.

2. Performs related job duties as assigned.

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Name Description
Deadline 8/30/2017
Date Listed: 8/22/2017
Organization Bettendorf Family Museum
Web Address
Address 1609 State St.
City Bettendorf
State/Prov IA
Country United States
Postal Code 52722
Job Listing
Job Status Full-Time
Exemption Status Non-Exempt
Salary $40,635- $59,165
Application Instructions Please complete an online application at

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