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Exhibits Technician II 

Location Museum of Life and Science  
About the Organization The Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina's top family destinations, located less than five miles from downtown Durham. Situated on 84-acres, our interactive science park includes a two-story science center, one of the largest butterfly conservatories on the East Coast and beautifully landscaped outdoor exhibits which are safe havens for rescued black bears, lemurs, and endangered red wolves. Other popular attractions include over 60 species of live animals, Dinosaur Trail, Ellerbe Creek Railway, and Hideaway Woods. Our mission is to create a place of lifelong learning where people, from young child to senior citizen, embrace science as a way of knowing about themselves, their community, and their world.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  

Supports the Museum mission by keeping all exhibits in functioning order and completing repairs and maintenance to exhibits in a timely manner. Help to facilitate the fabrication and installation of exhibits. Provide preventative maintenance and cleaning of the exhibits and exhibit environments.


  • Daily upkeep, maintenance, and cleaning of museum exhibits, for both in and outside exhibit areas. Performing repairs to exhibits as necessary to help ensure that the exhibits continuously deliver safe, reliable and satisfying interaction for our members and other guests.
  • Act to perform opening and closing functions for outdoor and indoor exhibits as assigned. Opening function includes verifying operation of outdoor kiosks and deploying exhibit devices, refreshing materials, consumables, and/or supplies. Closing function includes removal and safe storage of exhibit devices, materials, consumables and/or supplies; and lock-up of exhibits components as required. Both functions include inspecting exhibits for breakage, failure, or malfunctions as the opening or closing is performed.
  • Report exhibit outages and collaborate as required to formulate plans for exhibits repair, and act as necessary to bring exhibits back into operation in a timely basis. Primary objective is to ensure a reliable and satisfying interaction, in terms of maximized operational uptime of exhibits.
  • Act to maintain and order departmental parts / supplies.
  • Assist with installation of pop up exhibits.
  • Develop / Create / Build prototypes with the Exhibits Team.
  • Flexibility to work weekend shifts and assist with other projects as needed.
Position Requirements


  • HS Diploma
  • Valid NC driver’s license
  • Knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, painting, electronics and basic electrical principles
  • Skilled in electrical / mechanical troubleshooting.
  • General computer basics, Internet, MS Office, spreadsheets
  • Shop machinery knowledge
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexibility to work weekend shifts and assist with Exhibits projects as needed.
  • Capable of climbing ladders, lifting 50 lbs. and working outdoors in changing weather conditions


  • Trade School degree or 2/4 yr. college degree in related field
  • Audio / Visual Equipment experience
  • Soldering skills
  • Computer repair & programming
  • General lighting experience
  • Eye for art principals
  • CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine experience is a plus
  • 3D printing experience is a plus
  • Experience with remote controlled boats
Shift Days  
Pay Range $17/hr  
EOE Statement The Museum is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Category Exhibits  

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