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Exhibit Operations Technican - Electronics 

Open Date 3/11/2019  
Age Requirement 18+  
Category Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Pay Type Hourly  
Pay Range Competitive Wage  
Schedule Flexible schedule arranged 20-25 hours per week, consisting of weekday, weekend and evening hours.  
Position Requirements

Ideal candidate will possess an inventive spirit; initiative to work without direct supervision; able to work on multiple projects simultaneously; able to read complex blue prints, floor plans, and wiring diagrams; and effective oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of the principles, methods, and equipment used in development and programming of microcontrollers, PC’s, show controllers and audio/video equipment, along with a working knowledge of various programming languages. Good working knowledge and the ability to troubleshoot computer, electronic, electrical, and audio/video systems necessary. Ability to establish and maintain positive and cooperative relationships with a culturally diverse general public, Team, and external customer essential. Must be responsible for timely completion of assigned tasks; skilled in the use of a wide variety of hand and power tools; and able to lift and move heavy objects, walk excess of 3 miles per day, and work from lifts, ladders, and high platforms.


OBJECTIVE: Perform electronic and mechanical repairs and preventative maintenance procedures on existing and future exhibits, Develop custom software for a variety of microcontrollers, PC and specialty show control systems.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include, but are not limited to:

  1. Maintenance of museum exhibits including various electronic, mechanical, and audio/visual devices.
  2. Develop and maintain full documentation for all of our exhibitions including software back-ups and recovery procedures where necessary.
  3. Routine cleaning and completion of a preventive maintenance schedule.
  4. Major exhibit repair, modification, and retrofitting. These tasks often involve coordination with sub-contractors, vendors, and COSI Designers & Engineers.
  5. Read,understand, and produce electronic schematics.
  6. Use oscilloscopes, multi-meters, and other test equipment to troubleshoot electronics.
  7. Knowledge of soldering at the component level, cable making, and cabinet wiring.
  8. The ability or willingness to learn to layout custom PCB's.
  9. Have base knowledge of networking and the ability to trouble shoot.
  10. The ability to work with Arduino IDE and other microcontrollers
  11. Assist with the fabrication and installation of new permanent and temporary exhibits.
  12. Respond to 'immediate concerns' and proactively prioritizing reported challenges over walkie-talkie and email reports.
  13. Wanting and willingness to learn and keep up to date with new technology and developments related to the exhibit field.
  14. Keep shop and personal workspace neat, clean organized.
  15. Maintain records and write reports as requested.
  16. Assist with audio/visual needs associated with special events held at COSI.
  17. Assist the Supervisor of Exhibit Operations with the cross training of new Team Members.
  18. Support COSI operations through participation in meetings as appropriate.
  19. Serve as an example to other COSI Team Members and Volunteers in matters of appearance, attitude, and performance in a manner best serving COSI Team Members, Volunteers, and Guests.
  20. In accordance with COSI's Guest Services Strategy and as opportunities present themselves, provide excellence in Guest Service by assuring Guest safety, using courtesy to drive each Guest interaction, by delivering the COSI show, and by keeping operations efficient.
  21. Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager of Exhibit Operations.

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