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Exhibit Technician 

Description

Come join our team as an Exhibit Technician at Woodland Park Zoo! Exhibit Technicians are thoughtful innovators who help create and maintain our award-winning exhibits. There are two regular, full-time, benefited positions available.

PRIORITY GIVEN TO APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY AUG. 25.

What you’ll do:

  • Build new exhibits, repair and enhance old exhibits, and create exhibit elements.
  • Assist other departments with creative design solutions and construction.
  • Research material for the construction of exhibits.
  • Construct artificial exhibitry elements such as trees, vines, and rocks using a variety of materials such as concrete, fiberglass, epoxy, polyester and other resins, urethanes, plastic, wood and metal.
  • Fabricate exhibit components such as display cases, interactive mechanical or electrical elements, and models.
  • Assist in preparing and finalizing schematic designs and documents for exhibits.
  • Perform construction maintenance, repair or alteration work related to exhibit maintenance and construction.
  • Perform other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.

When we’ll need you:

  • Shifts start at 7:00am.
  • Schedules generally include at least one weekend day and holidays.
  • This is a full-time, benefited opportunity.

What you’ll bring:

  • Strong artistic background with creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to shifting priorities.
  • Great communication skills and a team-oriented outlook.
  • Sufficient proficiency in drawing and drafting so as to be able to communicate concepts and design and to produce working drawings.
  • Ability to sculpt and paint realistic textures and forms, and to make models, molds and castings.
  • Fabrication abilities in all mediums (e.g. wood, metal, concrete, fiberglass, plastics, and composites).
  • Familiarity with plumbing, electrical, and sound/video technologies applicable to the exhibitry industry and stage- or construction-rigging expertise.
  • Commitment to the mission of the zoo and the institution’s Core Values.
  • A valid US driver’s license and a safe driving record.
  • A bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in a related field from an accredited four-year college or university; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Want to know more? Read the full job description here!

Pay: $29.37 per hour, plus benefits.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a valid WA driver's license (or the ability to obtain a WA driver's license within 30 days of hire). A criminal background check, driving record review, pre-employment physical, and pre-employment tuberculosis test will be required of the selected applicant.

Application Directions: Applications are accepted online through our Jobs Page at zoo.org/jobs; no other forms of application will be accepted. Cover letter and resume are required.

PRIORITY GIVEN TO APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY AUG. 25.

Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in application and employment for any reason, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability or medical status including genetic information, and/or veteran’s status.

Woodland Park Zoo is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in all of its services. If you need accommodation in the application or interview process, please contact our recruiting team at careers@zoo.org.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number FAC-20-00011  
EOE Statement Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in application and employment for any reason, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability or medical status including genetic information, and/or veteran’s status.
 

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