Occ. Code 3814100

 

 

MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 1, GRADE 15

3814100

MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 1 (AUDIOVISUAL), GRADE 15

3814110

MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 1 (PREPARATION/FABRICATION), GRADE 15

3814140

MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 1 (IMAGING), GRADE 15

3814130

MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 1 (GRAPHIC DESIGN), GRADE 15

3814120

MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 2, GRADE 17

3814200

 

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

 

Museum Exhibit Specialists perform skilled work, requiring specialized training and experience related to the building and installation of exhibits at the State Museum.  Incumbents provide services in areas such as audiovisual operations, exhibit fabrication, graphic design and imaging.  These positions are found mainly in the State Education Department, but also in the Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

            All positions are in the non-competitive jurisdictional class.

 

          MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 1: entry level; performs a broad range of skilled tasks related to the building and installation of exhibits.

 

MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 1 (AUDIOVISUAL): entry level; provides audiovisual, electrical, lighting, security and computer media support for museum exhibitions.

 

MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 1 (PREPARATION/FABRICATION): entry level; provides exhibit construction and installation, object mounting and art handling, and assists with the transport of exhibits and their components.

 

MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 1 (IMAGING): entry level; provides photographic and imaging services for Museum programs and exhibits.

 

MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 1 (GRAPHIC DESIGN): entry level; designs interpretive graphics, gallery text panels, exhibit brochures and promotional materials for museum exhibits.

 

            MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 2: working supervisor; supervises a staff of two to five Museum Exhibit Specialists; is in charge of specific exhibits.

RELATED CLASSES

 

Museum Exhibit Designers develop overall museum exhibit designs, and prepare structural and detail drawings for exhibits and their components, which specify materials, construction methods and cost estimates.  They also prepare exhibit models of overall designs.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

 

          MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 1

 

In the State Education Department

 

·      Provides support services to the research and collections sections of the Museum; maintains supplies and equipment for the Exhibit Fabrication and Support programs, and may train and supervise volunteer staff. 

·      Fabricates, refurbishes, and maintains integral parts of museum exhibits; that is, those that are specific to the exhibit and in keeping with its character, such as the background, foreground, and/or fabricated artifacts, people, or other living things that set the stage by evoking a period in history, an environmental setting that is scientifically accurate, or conveying a scientifically or historically factual account.  These exhibits usually incorporate valuable and important objects from the Museums collections for which stable mounts and supports are constructed in close consultation with the collections curators.

 

In the Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, may perform any of the following:

 

·       Restores furniture or other historic articles for display in exhibits at the States historic sites.

·       Designs exhibits.

·       Fabricates parts needed for exhibits.

·       Installs and maintains exhibits.

 

          MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 1 (AUDIOVISUAL)

 

·       Selects for purchase or fabricates and installs specialized digital, audiovisual and security devices and lighting apparatus.

 

·       Maintains and refurbishes specifically identified exhibit areas and elements pertaining to audiovisual, security and computer interactive exhibits.

 

·       Performs regular maintenance and preventative maintenance on equipment, including projectors, audio-amplifiers, audio and video players, video displays cameras, computer exhibit elements and security devices.

 

·       Adjusts and cleans lighting devices as required.

 

          MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 1 (PREPARATION/FABRICATION)

 

·       Builds and installs exhibit architecture and elements, such as cases and bases; mounts, including plexiglas display holders; and architectural elements, including walls, free standing buffers and drop ceilings. 

 

·       Produces specialized exhibit elements as designed.

 

·       Paints and/or finishes galleries, furniture, exhibit components and spaces as required.

 

·       Provides art and artifact handling for internal and external museum objects.

 

·       Prepares objects, specimens, art and artifacts for exhibition.

 

·       Mats and frames works on paper, photographs and specimens.

 

·       Installs exhibit graphics for exhibitions and programs, such as vinyl cuttings, printed graphics and other signs.

 

·       Installs changing exhibitions, and maintains existing exhibits in the Museum galleries by rebuilding, repairing or rematting worn or broken exhibit components.

 

·       Transports works of art within the museum, observing security precautions and using approved fine art and artifact handling techniques.

 

·       Assists in the transport and uncrating of works of art received for temporary exhibition.

 

·       Prepares exhibits or exhibit components for installation or travel.

 

·       Fabricates and packs shipping containers to house traveling exhibits, artifacts and specimens.

 

·       Assists in moving crates and cases to and from secure storage within the museum as well as on and off trucks.

 

          MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 1 (IMAGING)

 

·       Works with exhibit designers, graphic designers, curators, and members of exhibit project teams from all areas of the Museum to produce images for interpretive graphics, large photographic banners and designs, gallery text panels, exhibit brochures, and educational and promotional materials.

 

·       Produces and provides photography and scanning/imaging services for exhibits, publications, and other Museum program departments.

 

·       Provides digital image editing and photo retouching for exhibits, collections and programs.

 

·       Photographs artifacts and gallery installations, and performs off site photo shoots.

 

·       Masters and uses digital printers to produce graphics, including exhibit panels, labels, wall text and photographic images.

 

·       Laminates digital prints on exhibit panels.

 

·       Maintains and operates scanners, computers, printers, laminate press and peripheral hardware for digital imaging and output.

 

          MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 1 (GRAPHIC DESIGN)

 

·       Designs exhibit graphics for exhibitions and programs.

 

·       Produces designs for interpretive graphics, graphical special visual elements, gallery text panels, exhibit brochures, educational and promotional materials.

 

·       Ensures that all designs are made ready for digital output and press ready for processing by the Museum Exhibit Specialist 1 (Imaging).

 

·       Produces designs for reports, promotional material, banners, signs, publications, and other design elements.

 

·       Uses vinyl cutting equipment and digital printers to design and produce graphics.

 

·       Designs identification labels for exhibit material.

 

          MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 2

 

·       Assigns work to staff, and assures satisfactory completion of work.

 

·       Plans the sequence of work for assigned exhibits.

 

·       Provides staff with specific instructions concerning the preparation of exhibits and their components.

 

·       Coordinates with other Museum staff working on different sections of an exhibit project to ensure that production schedules are met.

 

·       Provides training and supervision to staff, volunteers and consultants.

 

·       Evaluates performance of staff, and quality and quantity of work produced.

 

·       Budgets for and purchases exhibit supplies and materials.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 1: four years of museum production experience, with at least two years of experience concentrated in one of the production skill areas including cabinet making, diorama accessories, model making, photography, silk screening, or audiovisual production.  A maximum of two years of appropriate training may substitute for the work experience on a year-for-year basis.

 

MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 1 (AUDIOVISUAL): four years of museum production experience in audiovisual services.  A maximum of two years of appropriate training may substitute for the work experience on a year-for-year basis.

 

MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 1 (PREPARATION/FABRICATION): four years of museum production experience in exhibit fabrication, art handling and object preparation.  A maximum of two years of appropriate training may substitute for the work experience on a year-for-year basis.

 

MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 1 (IMAGING): four years of museum production experience in photography, digital imaging and scanning, and graphic output for exhibitions. A maximum of two years of appropriate training may substitute for the work experience on a year-for-year basis.

 

MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 1 (GRAPHIC DESIGN): four years of museum production experience in graphic design services for digital output and publications.  A maximum of two years of appropriate training may substitute for the work experience on a year-for-year basis.

 

          MUSEUM EXHIBIT SPECIALIST 2: six years of museum production experience, with at least four years of experience in the production skill areas including audiovisual, preparation, fabrication, graphic design or imaging services.  A maximum of two years of appropriate training may substitute for the work experience on a year-for-year basis.

 

 

 

Date:  7/15

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.