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Exhibit Designer


The Exhibit Designer designs and conceptualizes three-dimensional exhibit environments, components and support materials that effectively engage museum visitors and convey information while meeting exhibit content and learning objectives. The Designer will work on exhibit project teams with exhibit developers, education specialists, and exhibit production staff to visualize the project’s defined visitor experience and interpretive messaging. The Designer uses and distributes various forms of design media in order to facilitate dialogue, build consensus, and resolve discussions around exhibits planning and construction.



• Degree in Exhibit Design, Graphic Design, Environmental Design, Architecture or Industrial Design or equivalent combination of experience and education. 

• Minimum 3 years of design experience, or similar field. Minimum 2 years of coordination and project management skills.

• Previous work in/for a Museum or Museum-related field preferred.

• Preference will also be shown for applicants with the ability to design, prototype, and produce exhibit graphics, from temporary mock-ups for short-term audience testing, to durable components for long-term exhibit use. 

• Experience designing and producing exhibit graphics from concept rough designs, using a range of graphic production processes (computer-based software programs, specialty graphics services) and materials (photos and illustrated images, text and others as needed) is a plus. 


Major Job Accountabilities

• Work with the exhibition’s development team to gather, define, and understand the exhibition’s theme, subject matter, and content. Translate team-developed concepts into three-dimensional, immersive exhibit environments with engaging and interactive components and activities that reach a variety of learning styles, are developmentally appropriate for children ages birth to 10 years, and engaging for children, families and educators.

• Create concept drawings, elevations, renderings, construction drawings, hand drawings/ presentation and study models that clearly visualize design-build projects for internal production teams, external vendors, and others as needed.

• Assure physical accessibility for all audiences to exhibit components and activities, keep current with national standards and consult with specialists for periodic reviews. Investigate and solve conflicts between proposed exhibit designs and assure visitor safety, compliance with fire regulations and future maintenance demands.

• Revise and modify exhibit and graphic designs in response to: space limitations; requirements of visitor comfort and safety; internal feedback; budget.

• Spec and price materials and coordinate vendors during design, proposal, and production phases on designated design-build projects, including, but not limited to: large-scale changing exhibitions and new permanent exhibitions at the Children’s Museum (and MCM-Rochester as needed).


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Name Description
Deadline July 12, 2018
Date Listed: June 21, 2018
Organization Minnesota Children's Museum
Web Address
Address 10 W. Seventh Street
City Saint Paul
State/Prov MN
Country United States
Postal Code 55102
Job Listing View Complete Job Listing
Job Status Part-Time
Exemption Status Non-Exempt
Salary $26 - $28 per hour
Application Instructions Complete application, upload resume and cover letter:

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