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Title

Exhibit Technician 

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; effective oral and written communication skills; able to work on multiple projects simultaneously; responsible for timely completion of assigned tasks; and focused on quality service to internal staff and external customers and Guests. Ability to establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with individuals at all levels, including a culturally diverse general public essential. Must have a good working knowledge and the ability to troubleshoot computer, electronic, electrical, and audio/visual systems; be skilled in the use of a wide variety of hand and power tools; able to lift and move heavy objects; walk in excess of 3 miles per day; and work from lifts, ladders, and high platforms. Knowledge of the materials, tools, and equipment used in the maintenance of interactive exhibits and shows required. Ability to read basic blue prints, floor plans, and wiring diagrams desirable. Related school course work or experience in electronics, mechanical, or computer technology field preferred.

 
Description

OBJECTIVE: Perform electronic and mechanical repairs and preventative maintenance procedures on existing and future exhibits.

ACCOUNTABILITIES/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include, but are not limited to:

  1. Maintenance and repair of museum exhibits including various electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and audio/visual devices.
  2. Routine cleaning and completion of a preventive maintenance schedule.
  3. Assist with the installation of new permanent and temporary exhibitions.
  4. Supervise daily operations of the exhibit floor by overseeing the 'immediate concerns' walkie-talkie and proactively prioritizing reported challenges.
  5. Assist with the installation and strike of traveling exhibitions at COSI.
  6. Keep abreast of technology and new developments related to the exhibit field.
  7. Keep shop and personal workspace neat, clean, organized, and well supplied.
  8. Maintain records and write reports as requested.
  9. Will be required to work both nights and weekends to provide support for COSI's Event Team on an 'as needed' basis, many times the only representative from the Exhibits Team.
  10. Support general COSI operations through participation in meetings as appropriate.
  11. Serve as an example to other COSI Team Members and Volunteers in matters of appearance, attitude, and performance in a manner best serving COSI paid and Volunteer Team Members and Guests.
  12. In accordance with COSI's Guest Services Strategy, and as opportunities present themselves, provide excellence in Guest Services by assuring Guest safety, using courtesy to drive each Guest interaction, by delivering the COSI show, and by keeping operations efficient.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager of Exhibit Operations and/or the Full-time Exhibit Technician(s).
 

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