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Exhibitions Fabrication Specialist 

Description

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures furthers the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Welcoming visitors from Los Angeles and around the world, the Museum works in active partnership with motion picture artists and specialists, scholars, staff, and diverse communities to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema, inspiring discourse, connection, joy, and discovery.

Reporting to the Exhibitions Fabrication Manager, the Fabrication Specialist will focus on maintaining the Exhibitions’ shop space, assisting with the oversight of the construction, installation, and maintenance of museum display casework and scenic elements. You will also oversee the fabrication and installation of artifact mounts within exhibition galleries and assist in many aspects of preparation for exhibition production.

You Will:

  • Work closely with the Exhibition Design team to ensure fabrication methods are aligned with creative intent.
  • Work in all phases of design (Concept, design development, construction drawings) and develop technical drawings to illustrate the concept through completion.
  • Assist with the creation of project schedule and cost including material estimation, lead time, and finishing timelines.
  • Fabricate using multiple different materials and techniques.
  • Maintain tools and equipment and promote safe working practices within the Exhibitions’ shop space.
  • Liaise between external fabricator(s) and the Museum during exhibition rotations.
  • Ensure external fabricators’ methods take into consideration rotations and flexibility needed for future exhibitions.
  • Liaise with the Museum Operations department and Exhibition fabricator to ensure the delivery information is registered promptly with the General Contractor and on-site unloading and access are uninterrupted.
  • Work on multiple projects that are in different phases concurrently.
  • Assist with mock-ups of the case and scenic layout.
  • Create and maintain the internal shop project schedules, fabrication shop material inventory list, shop tool inventory list, and internal shop task list.
 
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • 3+ years in Design/shop-related fields including Industrial Design, Engineering, Interior, and Furniture Design, Tradeshow and Exhibit, Props, and Cabinetry.
  • Experience with Vector Works, Rhino, or other similar CAD programs.
  • Extensive knowledge of common construction methods, techniques, materials, and applications.
  • Proficiency with common shop equipment and practices: hand tools, power tools, table saws, panel saws, routers, laminating, etc.
  • Understanding of construction techniques, familiarity with wood and composite wood substrates, acrylics, plastic laminates, adhesives, wood finishes, paints, basic metals and finishes, basic metal fabrication, and CNC machinery.
  • Understanding of object conservation requirements and mounts details to ensure construction methods align with institutional standards.
  • Experience with art handling work at a museum, fine art handling company, gallery, or artist studio is a plus.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Climb and work on ladders.
  • Intermittent walking, standing, and stooping.
  • Lift and move up to 50 lbs.
  • Work around paints, cleansers, and other similar products.
  • Work in spaces that collect dust.
  • Ability to work safely in a variety of work conditions including an active construction site.
  • Ability to drive a forklift and use material-handling equipment (the Museum will certify).

 

Other Requirements:

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required, including any booster vaccinations as applicable.

 

Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision
  • PTO and Sick Time
  • 401(k)

 

@museumLI

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Exhibition Fabrication Specialist  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 9/16/2022  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
 
EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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