Exhibits Technician

Job Description
WOW! Children’s Museum is an equal-opportunity, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that offers employees a creative and collaborative working environment. We engage all families in educational, hands-on experiences that connect curiosity, creativity and discovery and serve approximately 90,000 visitors annually. We are seeking a skilled Exhibits Technician with a proven record of success to join our team in a supporting role as we refresh our 8,000 SF facility in Lafayette, CO. The ideal candidate will have basic technical skills such as, but not limited to: painting, carpentry, metalwork, plumbing, and electrical and excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

Hiring Process: To apply, send a resume and cover letter to vi@wowchildrensmuseum.org. No phone calls, please. The application deadline is November 23, 2018, and we would like the selected candidate to start by mid-December 2018. 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Status: Part-time
Grade/Level: Entry Level
Reports to: Exhibit Designer
Work Schedule: Average 20 hrs./week
Salary: $15 p/hour
Amount of Travel Required: None
Benefits Eligibility: Not Eligible
Positions Supervised: None

POSITION SUMMARY: The Exhibits Technician supports the maintenance, installation, de-installation and some fabrication of exhibits. This position may also provide basic facility maintenance, as needed.

  • Cleaning, maintenance, and repair of exhibits and exhibit components
  • Routine inspections, housekeeping, and maintenance duties to ensure exhibits are in proper order 
  • Developing and following preventive maintenance procedures and schedules
  • Prompt response to repair calls
  • Maintaining workshop, equipment, and supplies, including ordering of materials
  • Directing volunteers who help with maintenance
  • Maintaining safety in the shop and on the museum floor
  • Assisting in the construction of new exhibit components and accessory materials
  • Assisting with the installation and de-installation of exhibits
  • Occasional facilities maintenance and projects
  • Mindfulness about the safety of children
  • Presentable, communicative, and patient while working around children during museum hours
  • Basic technical skills such as, but not limited to: painting, carpentry, metalwork, plumbing, electrical
  • Proper use of hand tools, power tools, technical equipment, and cleaning products
  • Ability to independently learn new construction techniques
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Excellent follow through, work ethic, and attention to detail
  • Occasional need to wear protective equipment (respirator, goggles, gloves, etc.) 
  • Have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle to obtain supplies from local stores
  • Comfortable using computers; proficient in Microsoft Office software, Internet search tools and email
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as ability to collaborate and problem solve as part of a group 
  • Ability to maintain and develop clear and accurate written records 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills. Can efficiently execute on multiple priorities/plans/ideas
  • Willingness and ability to seek-out, share and adopt ideas and best practices, and embrace change introduced by others
  • Ability to work with all Museum team members; willingness to negotiate and compromise 
  • Judgement to creatively resolve unique tasks
  • Patience with curious children while working
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Regularly required to stand; climb; balance; stoop or kneel; and crouch
  • Regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, grasp, or feel; and reach with hands and arms
  • Occasionally required to lift up to 50 lbs. 
  • Regularly required to push and pull heavy items with the assistance of tools, cart, and/or coworkers
  • Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets
  • Subject primarily to indoor conditions 
  • Occasionally exposed to wet or dirty conditions
  • Subject to a loud and busy environment
  • Subject to tasks that are repetitive in nature