Carnegie Museum of Art seeks an exhibition designer-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Carnegie Museum of Art seeks an exhibition designer

Job Title : Full-Time Exhibition Designer   The requisition number for this job posting is 687.
State/ Province : Pennsylvania 
City : Pittsburgh 

Description : Carnegie Museum of Art seeks an exhibition designer to determine design specifications, methods, materials and display techniques for museum casework, platforms, walls, partitions, fixtures and lighting associated with realizing the museum's temporary exhibitions and major permanent collection installations. S/he works closely with the Director of Exhibitions, contractors, curators and contributing Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (CMP) and CMA departments to efficiently and effectively achieve attractive and engaging exhibition and installation designs on schedule and on budget.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Requires an ability to organize, represent, and communicate concepts effectively through design; good knowledge of color utilization and design theory; familiarity with construction as well as art museum-appropriate materials and fabrication techniques; understanding and awareness of security, conservation, and accessibility requirements and standards. Must be highly organized, and able to set and carry out short-term goals while keeping long-term goals in mind.

Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work professionally and collaboratively with colleagues from diverse backgrounds in a team-oriented environment. Must possess the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Must have the initiative to undertake and complete tasks and projects as they arise.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in architecture, design, fine arts, or a related field, and at least two years experience in architectural gallery drawing and detailing, interior museum space planning, materials specification, and fixture design. S/he must be able to administer the design process from initial concept through completion required. Experience in a museum or comparable visual arts setting is necessary. A combination of related training, education, and/or experience will be accepted. Proficiency in computer aided design programs such as InDesign, CAD, Vectorworks, etc., as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook is mandatory. A working knowledge of basic office equipment such as copier, fax, and scanner is required.

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