Exhibit Technician


Posted on 06/30/2022

Exhibit Technician
Discovery Lab – Application Deadline: Open until filled

Reports to     Exhibit Manager

Job summary
Discovery Lab culture embodies collaboration and innovation in a work environment that is playful and encourages creativity. This position would be a critical part of the fabrication team, ensuring the team is maximizing the organization’s ability to provide world-class exhibits to advance the organization’s mission.

Discovery Lab recently opened a new facility, allowing the organization to expand its resources to better serve the community, students, and families in Tulsa and the surrounding region. We strive to be a great place to work and offer competitive pay and benefits.

This position constructs, maintains, and repairs exhibit components, cabinetry and display work. The Exhibit Technician is responsible for contributing innovative ideas and work methods in support of Discovery Lab’s exhibit programs. The Exhibit Technician also ensures completed exhibits, on-floor and traveling, are in working order and in good repair.

Duties and responsibilities
Primary functions:

  • Assists in the development of Interactive Exhibits.
  • Prototyping and final implementation of electronic and mechanical exhibit components.
  • Maintenance of on-floor and traveling exhibit components.
  • Installation of on and off-site exhibits.
  • Construct exhibits/displays and cabinetry emphasizing high quality finish work using wood, plastics, wood products, plastic laminates, fabrics, metals, etc.
  • Layout cabinetwork from plans and sketches.
  • Produce exhibit items for finished exhibitry within constraints of exhibit timelines and budget.
  • Produce exhibit items which meet quality standards.
  • Develop and maintain exhibit technical manuals and documentation.
  • Pick up materials for exhibit production as needed from vendors.
  • Regular punctual attendance.

Secondary functions:

  • Assume other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Exhibits Manager.
  • Clean and organize fabrication shop.
  • Available for occasional after-hours work

Qualification requirements
Knowledge and skills:

  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical devices and their incorporation into exhibit cabinetry.
  • Knowledge of electronic components and soldering.
  • Microcontroller and Microprocessor programming.
  • Basic knowledge of all standard tools and processes for production of cabinets and wood products.
  • Basic knowledge of plastic laminate production.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce quality products in a production environment.
  • Basic knowledge of blueprints, shop drawings, and visual and verbal methods of communication.
  • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with technical personnel to learn mechanical and technical techniques related to exhibit production.
  • Ability to work with outside sources to acquire technical and material information.

Education and work experience:

  • 2+ years of related experience (through classes or hands on environment)
  • Valid driver’s license. 

Preferences:

  • Knowledge and experience operating CNC router
  • 2+ years’ in a wood working environment (through classes or hands on environment)
  • Bilingual—Spanish/English.
  • Experience working with volunteers.
  • Nonprofit and museum experience

Working conditions
This job is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position. The typical work schedule for this job is Monday - Friday between 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Occasional after hours and weekends may be required. Moderate to loud noise environment. Works in a shop environment with power tools and heavy equipment. Shared office environment.

Physical requirements
10% Sitting, 70% Standing, 20% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling 5-100 lbs. 

Additional requirements
Pre-employment and/or pre-duty checks, such as criminal background check, alcohol and drug test, and reference checks

How to apply
To be considered for this position, please complete our online Employment Application Form.

This position description is representative of the major position requirements and is not intended to be all inclusive. 

Discovery Lab is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other basis made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws or regulations.