POSITION: Traveling Exhibits Installation Technician
SUPERVISOR: Traveling Exhibits Sales Manager
CLASSIFICATION: Seasonal, Hourly - Non-exempt
STARTING PAY RATE: $25.00 per hour
Minnesota Children’s Museum is the nation’s leading developer of traveling children’s museum exhibits, reaching 2.5 million additional visitors annually. Our current portfolio consists of 15 active exhibits, including Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails, Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious! and Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites™, which are rented to children’s museums, science museums, and other family-serving organizations across North America. Our traveling exhibit program leverages the museum’s core strength of producing engaging exhibits that foster children’s learning.
Traveling Exhibits Installation Technician leads the set up and installation of traveling exhibit components in museums, aquariums, and other family-serving organizations nationally and internationally. This position demonstrates best practices in handling, assembling and disassembling of exhibition components while employing the utmost safety standards and customer service. Traveling Exhibits Installation Technician will lead and manage the Host institution’s crew members in an efficient and professional manner. This position will also be responsible for minor repairs, touch ups, training Hosts on de-installation processes, and completing the Incoming Condition Report.
This position supervises Host installation staff, volunteers and/or interns. This position requires national and international travel 3-7 days per Host Installation, several times a year.
- Ability to work weekends and a varied schedule
- Capability to lift heavy objects of 50 lbs.
- Knowledge of safe lifting techniques and safe shop procedures
- Awareness of building materials, exhibit finishes, and construction techniques
- Ability to assess mechanical failures and formulate safe, practical, and cost-effective solutions
- Skill in operating shop machinery
- Capability to organize time and work in an effective manner
- No formal education required.
- One year experience in exhibit fabrication and repair or related field preferred
- Customer service experience.
- Proven knowledge of media hardware installation, including overhead projector and speaker rigging, along with Raspberry Pi and other technologies.
- Must be able to travel by air stateside and abroad (nationally and internationally) and obtain a valid passport.
- Valid driver’s license required.
OTHER POSITION EXPECTATIONS
- All air, vehicle and other travel expenses will be paid for by Minnesota Children’s Museum.
- All lodging accommodations will be paid for by Minnesota Children’s Museum.
- Meals & Incidental Expenses will be paid for by Minnesota Children’s Museum at the current daily rate as set by the U.S. General Services Administration.
- All receipts are required at the end of each Installation job.
- Free admission to museum for family
- Competitive pay
- Retirement savings plan
- Earn time off for Sick & Safe Leave
Minnesota Children’s Museum’s mission is sparking children’s learning through play. We are dedicated to providing children with a fun, hands-on and stimulating environment to explore and discover. 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.
At Minnesota Children’s Museum, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to fulfilling our mission of sparking children’s learning through play. As a community resource for thousands of families, we are committed to being a diverse and welcoming place for everyone. Commitment to Diversity Equity & Inclusion
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.
MCM's COVID SAFE PLAN
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.
Your vaccination status will be collected if an offer of employment is to be made. The museum will follow OSHA's Vaccine-or-Testing mandate, requiring employees to show proof of being fully vaccinated upon hire or requiring employees to show proof of weekly COVID testing per organization policy.
Minnesota Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse work environment.