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Job Opening - Director of Creative Services

16 Jul 2015 12:58 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
Director of Creative Services
Regular, Full-Time

Do you love leading a talented team in developing, designing and fabricating interpretive exhibits in science, math, technology, and engineering education? The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is looking to grow its exhibit programs within the museum and exhibit sales. A successful exhibit for OMSI means more children and families learn the critical hands on science, technology and design skills needed in our rapidly changing world.

What you'll do:  

You’ll lead a dynamic team of experts and on-call/contracted external resources to support exhibit needs including engineering, graphics, technical writing, fabrication, interactive development, electronics, mechanics, scenic production, audio-visual and lighting systems, artifact mounting and installation. You’ll also work closely with project managers to ensure project costs are estimated as accurately possible and project deliverables are completed on time and on budget, as well as manage the Creative Services team to support project teams across OMSI in developing proposals for grants and third-party exhibit sales.

What you'll need:  

  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and contract with third-party vendors. 
  • Ability to effectively manage and track multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize, work well under pressure with a high degree of accuracy, and meet stringent and overlapping deadlines.  
  • Demonstrated budgeting and estimating skills. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of exhibit design and fabrication.  
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of experience and education. 
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive interactive exhibit design and production management, including staff supervision, multiple project management, and budget responsibility.  
  • Minimum 3 years administrative experience, including budgets, federal and private grants, and staffing.  
  • Valid driver’s license.  
  • Pre-employment checks, such as criminal background check, reference checks, and requirements in the MVR Policy including passing Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check. 
What you'll get:

  • Full medical/dental/vision package.  
  • 403(b) plan.  
  • 2 weeks’ paid vacation, in addition to paid holidays and personal days.  
  • 2 weeks’ paid sick leave benefits.  
  • A team of passionate, creative, and highly motivated people to work with.  
  • The knowledge that you work for a community icon dedicated to shaping the future of our children. 
If this sounds like the perfect position, please apply at OMSI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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