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Posted January 25, 2018
Production Drafting Assistant
Imagine Exhibitions
Atlanta, Georgia

Imagine Exhibitions designs and produces museum-quality exhibitions for museums and non-traditional venues around the world, both for independent clients and larger production houses such as NBCU, Lionsgate, Rovio, and more. Production Drafting Assistant needed to assist Creative Director in creating plans, elevations, and drafts of floor plans and new exhibition concepts.

Position reports directly to Creative Director.

Responsibilities include:

  • Drafting of Company’s traveling exhibition floor plans for new venues
  • Creation of control drawings for new concepts to communicate with fabricators and vendors
  • Drafting of adjacency plans for conceptual floor plans
  • 2D drafting and 3D modeling derived from written concepts, reference imagery, or artist renderings
  • Drafting of required plan sets for an installation, including:
  • General floor plans
  • Carpentry Plans with detailed call outs
  • Paint and flooring plans
  • Graphic placement plans
  • Elevations
  • Truss location plans
  • Light plots as required
  • Communicate with fabricators and onsite technicians about the building of elements and installation of elements
  • Travel to installations as required to ensure proper implementation
  • Creating detailed site surveys with accurate measurements, drawings and photo/video documentation of venues
  • Assist with the creation of presentations
  • Working with vendors, project liaisons, Project Managers and Production Department to ensure knowledge transfer to all relevant parties involved in fabrications and installations
  • Assisting with or creating presentations for internal and external clients
  • Other duties as required

Requisite skills include:

  • High level of proficiency in Autodesk and/or Vectorworks products
  • Cross platform knowledge is a plus
  • Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to manage one’s own schedule at times with little direction

In addition to the above, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Experience translating design direction into design implementation
  • Proven ability to manage a fast paced schedule
  • Proven ability to manage several drafting projects and conceptual projects at once
  • In-field experience at installation job sites

Please submit CV and all relevant portfolio samples to jzaller@imagineexhibitions.com.

Posted January 19, 2018
Assistant Director of Exhibitions
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
New Haven, Connecticut

Reporting to the Director of Public Programs of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Assistant Director of Exhibitions will lead the development, design, production, evaluation, and maintenance of exhibitions and displays within the Peabody’s galleries, creating both traditional and innovative exhibition experiences for diverse Museum audiences that support the Peabody’s mission, both within the Museum and also at off-site venues. Directly supervises the Museum’s Exhibition Design and Graphic Design staff, Exhibition Preparation staff, and Construction Shop staff. Will serve a critical role in strategic development and implementation of exhibition and related experiences, and is responsible for recommending improvements to methods, practices, and procedures of exhibition development. Will actively collaborate across all Museum units to ensure that Peabody exhibition experiences highlight the strength of the Museum’s history, collections, and research. Successful candidates will demonstrate a keen sense of exhibition theory and good humor, enjoy being part of a team, and have excellent writing and communication skills.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and four years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong history of exhibition development and design.
  • Project management experience related to exhibition development and production.
  • Knowledge of and experience with visitor evaluation techniques.
  • Strong writing skills with ability to effectively communicate scientific content and themes to diverse audiences.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to translate institutional identity, ideas, direction, and themes into exhibitions and experiences across a wide range of topics. Ability to be creative in implementing exhibitions and exacting in their execution.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to excel in a fast-paced, results oriented, and community environment. Highly proficient at taking initiative, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines. Flawless attention to detail. Resourceful in solving problems, and the ability to demonstrate grace and professionalism under pressure.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain influence and trust with a wide array of constituencies and to work both collaboratively and independently in an organized and productive manner. Flexible and responsive team player with a professional manner to represent the Museum appropriately.
  • Ability to think strategically, analytically and quantitatively to formulate budgets and understand and negotiate contracts. Highly proficient at managing multiple priorities while exceeding expectations.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor staff and provide immediate feedback to improve performance.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Master’s Degree in museum studies. Knowledge of natural history and willingness to acquire greater knowledge of the Museum’s collections, research, and educational programming. Experience working with industry vendors/consultants, such as design firms and fabrication studios. Proven ability to secure funding via grants or other external sources. Experience with video/sound editing.
  • Preferred Licenses or Certifications: Valid driver license and access to a vehicle. Familiarity with 2D and 3D design tools, such as Creative Suite, SketchUp, and Vectorworks. Experience with project management software, such as Microsoft Project.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at bit.ly/2CJrXo0.

Posted January 17, 2018
Senior Content Developer
Museum of Science
Boston, Massachusetts

The Senior Content Developer works as a member of the development team to create the overall vision for the visitor experience of new and/or refurbished older exhibits. Responsibilities include establishing appropriate educational objectives, developing engaging interpretive strategies and experiences and testing them with visitors to ensure that they are inspiring and engaging for a wide range of audiences, including visitors with disabilities. For more information and to apply, please visit mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/705213-29459.html.