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NOTE: OMA is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in the museum community. For this reason, all jobs posted on the OMA website must include salary (salary range or hourly rate). We also strongly prefer to list only paid internships. Please read more about this from the National Emerging Museum Professionals Network

  • 15 Jun 2020 1:42 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    Salary: $23.00 - $26.00 Hourly
    Full-Time

    Eligible for health benefits and Oregon Sick time

    The Fabrication Lead is responsible for day to day oversight of fabrication personnel and vendors on assigned projects, and fabricating exhibit components. The Fabrication Lead is a hands-on position, working closely with the Exhibits Production Manager to assign daily tasks and be a resource to fabricators. This position also assists the Exhibits Production Manager with estimating projects, ordering and maintaining material and consumable stocks. The Fabrication Lead divides their time between focusing on front-end planning, and fabricating exhibits. This role serves to develop a culture of continuous improvement and encourages employee involvement to improve all processes.

    • Participate in programs/initiatives to enhance corporate culture, such as:
    • Working effectively with and supporting volunteers throughout the organization
    • Supporting OMSI's Total Guest Experience (TGE)/Customer Service mission & objectives in daily job performance, including diversity initiatives

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    Performing the following will involve driving to various locations outside OMSI's corporate headquarters

    • Review plans and documentation on assigned projects to ensure constructability and quality standards.
    • Assist with estimating resources, researching and ordering materials and maintaining inventory.
    • Under the direction of the Fabrication Manager, coordinate the production staff and specific projects.
    • Supervise fabrication staff, including on-calls, volunteers and interns.
    • Assist with developing and managing vendor relationships related to exhibit fabrication.
    • Assist with developing and maintaining timelines, schedules, and project budgets.
    • Fabricate high-quality interactive exhibit and experiences with a high degree of safety and emphasis on high quality finish work using materials appropriate to the project.
    • Model and promote positive communication and collaboration within the organization.
    • Coordinate with the Traveling Exhibits Manager on refurb and repairs to traveling exhibits.
    • This position is non-exempt, paid hourly
    • This position is special project, scheduled for 40 hours/week.
    Deadline for application July 5, 2020.
  • 22 May 2020 8:31 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Multiple positions at 19 hours per week or less.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    Performing the following will involve driving to various locations outside OMSI's corporate headquarters.

    • Construct high-quality interactive exhibits and experiences using various types of wood, plastics, fabrics, metals, and finishing materials
    • Set up and operate, with a high degree of safety, various machines and hand tools
    • Integration of electro mechanical interfaces
    • Construct carts and/or crates that ensure the safe transportation of exhibitions
    • Responsible for the repair and refurbishment of interactive exhibits and experiences
    • Regular cleaning and maintenance of shop space and equipment
    • Work with exhibit development teams to resolve project concerns and/or problems that may arise during the project development, design and build phases
    • Ensure the production of projects are within constraints of timelines and budget.
    • This position is non-exempt, paid hourly
    • This position is on-call, scheduled for <19 hours/week.

    Position Requirements

    • Thorough knowledge of all standard tools and processes for production of interactive exhibits and experiences.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of exhibit fabrication – finish carpentry/cabinet-making skills/woodworking.
    • Working knowledge of mechanical devices and their integration into exhibits.
    • Working knowledge of electronic and electrical construction as related to exhibit experiences.
    • 3 years of fabrication experience.
    • Pass a pre-employment criminal background check and Motor Vehicle Record check.

    Compensation Package

    • $18.00 - $20.00 per hour, depending on experience.
    • Eligible for Oregon Sick.
    • Free OMSI annual membership
    • Reciprocal Employee Attractions Pass – Valid for two free general admissions to 25 Oregon attractions

    Find out more.


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