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Temporary Fabrication Technician 


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 Technician will assist with the construction, installation, and maintenance of museum display casework and scenic elements, as well as assist in many aspects of preparation for exhibition production.

This is a part-time, temporary position.

You Will:

  • Work in a team environment and abide by all health and safety protocols.
  • Assist with the fabrication of various components of exhibition-related builds.
  • Safely use various tools and equipment within the shop and gallery spaces.
  • Ensure external fabricators methods take into consideration rotations and flexibility needed for future exhibitions.
  • Read and interpret construction drawings to build exhibition and shop-related fixtures.
  • Provide accurate and timely updates to the Fabrication Manager on project progress.
  • Ensure construction methods and materials used during build conform to approved conservation standards.
  • Assist with mock-ups of case and scenic layout.
  • Assist with maintaining the internal shop maintenance, material inventory, shop tool inventory list, and internal shop task list.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • 3+ years in a design-related field (e.g., Industrial Design, Engineering, Interior, Furniture Design, Tradeshow, Exhibit, Props, and Cabinetry).
  • Experience with art handling work at a museum, fine art handling company, gallery, or artist studio is a plus.
  • Experience with Vector Works or other similar CAD programs is a plus.
  • Knowledge of common construction methods, techniques, materials, and applications.
  • Proficiency with common shop equipment and practices (e.g., 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.
  • 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:

  • PTO and Sick Time
  • 401(k)


The expected base hourly wage range for this role is $25.00 to $31.00. The actual base pay offered will be determined on factors such as experience, skills, training, location, certifications, education, and other factors permitted by law. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. 



Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Position Exhibitions Fabrication Technician, Temporary  
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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