Exhibit Repair Technician

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Minnesota Children’s Museum’s mission is sparking children’s learning through play. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion is integral to fulfilling our mission. As a community resource for thousands of families, Minnesota Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing children with a fun, hands-on and stimulating environment to explore and discover.

The Exhibit Repair Technician plays a key role in providing a safe and fun experience for our visitors. This position provides maintenance and repair to our exhibits on the museum floor. As part of the Exhibit Production team, the expectation is to field radio calls from floor staff and other team members about broken exhibits and fix them in a timely manner. The Technician also serves as back-up to the Facilities team to support building systems repair (HVAC, plumbing, electrical, etc.).

PAY: $22.00 per hour plus full benefits (include $60 per month stipend for parking or other transportation expenses)

SCHEDULE: Tuesday – Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm


  • 80%: Repair exhibit components in a timely manner to ensure satisfactory visitor experience. Field and reply to radio calls from floor staff and work with colleagues to ascertain needed repairs. Inspect museum components for potential problems and provide deep cleaning to well used exhibits. Maintain database of exhibit repairs.
  • 10%: Serve as back-up for the Facilities team with monitoring, maintaining, and repairing building systems.
  • 10%: Prototype, fabricate, and install static and interactive exhibit components for permanent installations, using best practices. Follow shop drawings and work with designer and developer to understand exhibit intent.

Research shows that women and underrepresented groups apply only if they meet 100% of the requirements outlined in the posting. One of the museum's priorities is producing equitable outcomes when it comes to the workplace. We encourage women, black, indigenous, people of color, those in the LGBTQ+ communities, and Veterans to apply even if you do not check all the boxes under the ideal candidate section. 


  • Minimum of two years’ experience in exhibit maintenance, building maintenance or related field.
  • Customer service and team player mindset with ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across departments.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and implement solutions to repair exhibit components.
  • Able to work set schedule and to complete work onsite at museum (not a hybrid or remote position).


Experience with:

  • Fabrication methods 
  • Safe use of shop machinery
  • Metal machining
  • Drywall and finishing
  • Database software or other computer platforms.
  • General working knowledge of museum standards regarding maintenance and construction.
  • Ability to diagnosis and repair mechanical systems.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and quality of repairs.
  • Ability to be a self-starter, prioritize and execute requests efficiently.
  • Ability to design and implement lighting for museum galleries and public spaces.
  • Repair low- voltage electrical systems.
  • Knowledge of HVAC and building mechanical systems.


Located in downtown St. Paul, MN, MCM employs 55 full-time and 55 part-time employees and engages variety of volunteers and interns. At MCM, our workplace values that guide how we work together are: Play, Include, Grow, Serve, and Strive.

We are dedicated to growing a diverse and culturally competent team of highly engaged staff and volunteers to reflect and equitably serve the vibrant community around us. We embrace differences in age, ability, color, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, race, religion, and sexual orientation. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to: Black, Indigenous, and people of color; immigrants and refugees; LBGTQIA individuals; people with disabilities; religious minorities; and the elderly. 


The Minnesota Children’s Museum is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all of our employees and volunteers. We have developed the SAFE Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Every leader, manager, employee and volunteer are responsible for implementing this plan. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our workplace, and that requires full cooperation. 

The museum believes COVID vaccinations are a vital tool in protecting yourself and others. We do not mandate a vaccination at this time and encourage our staff to take preventative steps to slow the spread of COVID by staying home when you are sick, testing when sick or exposed, and masking when sick or exposed. 

Minnesota Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse work environment.