- Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 July 2017 14:22
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Science Central, a hands-on science center located within a large historical building, is currently hiring a self-motivated, organized, creative, and skilled exhibits technician. Mid-level management position. This person is a jack-of-all-trades who will turn-on and off, maintain, repair, clean and install interactive exhibits; design, fabricate and install new exhibits; design and install original exhibits; assist with daily functioning, maintenance, repairs and cleaning of the building and its components; research and help purchase exhibits, exhibits parts, facilities parts and equipment; maintain exhibit repair records; maintain parts, cleanliness and safety of exhibits storage areas and exhibits repair areas; coordinate planning for, installation and de-installation of large traveling/temporary exhibitions; participate in numerous exhibits-related staff and committee meetings; train and supervise exhibits volunteers.
REQUIRED SKILLS: Minimum of a two year technical degree or journeyman license; must have exceptional hand tool skills; experience in facilities and construction projects; experience with maintenance and installation of electronics, cabinetry, etc.; knowledgeable of various materials such as woods, metals, and plastics; must be a creative problem solver, highly organized; strong analytical and project planning skills; must be time-oriented and detail-driven; ability to multi-task and follow-through; must have flexibility and capability to adapt to changing priorities and schedules; ability to use a fork lift and know fork lift safety; safety-conscious, identify on own what is unsafe or broken, and make necessary repairs and corrections; must be comfortable with heights and ladders; comfortable with/around computers; valid Drivers License and ability to drive; must be a people-person, team-player, able to work with staff and visitors; strong communication and interpersonal skills, keep staff informed of projects and timelines; successful completion of Criminal Background Check.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The position is physically demanding and requires frequent standing, walking, kneeling, stooping, climbing, balancing, pushing, and heavy lifting/moving (large exhibits, crates, machines, etc.); exposure to high and low temperatures, and outside weather conditions; exposure to loud sounds, heights, and moving mechanical parts.
SCHEDULE: Full-time. Irregular schedule, must be flexible. Schedule will include weekdays, weekends, early hours and evenings.
SALARY: Exempt, salaried position, $23,660/year, with full benefits.