Exhibition Designer

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

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Reginald F. Lewis Museum Seeks Exhibition Designer.


Responsible for the overall design, construction, installation, repair and presentation of museum exhibitions

Understands and adheres to best practices in art handling and artifact display principles and practices

Knows current museum lighting principles and practices

Researches ideas, materials and suppliers for exhibit additions and improvements

In collaboration with key stakeholders within the museum, makes decisions regarding proper visual interpretation; recommends solutions to design problems to produce desired visual effect and educational message

Works with contract fabricators and service providers, and prepares contracts and purchasing agreements

Supervises maintenance personnel and contractors who assist in the construction, installation, and maintenance of exhibits

Controls inventory of installation equipment and supplies

Seeks ways to update and improve existing exhibits

Works with the Registrar and Collections Manager to assure proper use of collection artifacts and information

Improve and provide written exhibit signage and way-finding

Works with Education, Associate Curator and Registrar and Collections Manager to insure adherence to ADA requirements and universal design

Works with Marketing to provide promotional materials and exhibit information and support its promotional and fundraising efforts

Other duties as assigned



Work requires prolonged physical exertion including walking, stretching, reaching, bending, and carrying. Incumbent regularly handles moderately heavy materials and equipment, and objects of art that are unique and valuable. Work involves climbing ladders and working from scaffolds to install art and equipment at the museum. Work requires visual acuity for color verification, quality of workmanship, and aesthetic detailing throughout the exhibition production process.


Bachelor’s degree in industrial design, graphic design field, or equivalent experience and training

Five years’ experience exhibit design

Can prepare and maintain detailed budgets and schedules

Evidence of creative or technical ability as demonstrated by portfolio

Ability to take initiative, meet deadlines and work both independently and in collaboration with others

Ability to manage multiple projects at one time

Ability to solve complex technical or design problems

Demonstrated knowledge of fabrication and drafting skills using wood, metal, and plastic, electrical and mechanical skills

Ability to troubleshoot

Supervisory ability and ability to work with others in a public service operation

Skills in computer-aided design and desktop publishing, I.e. SketchUp, AutoCad, Adobe In Design (including Photoshop and Illustrator, etc.)


Displays a well composed professional attitude, especially when working in the public eye

Interacts with patrons and the public in a respectful, professional manner

Weekend schedule, occasional flexible hours as situations arise

Positive attitude

Skill in attending to detail

Other duties as assigned

How to Apply

Please email Human Resources at info.services@lewismuseum.org. No phone calls.

This is a contractual position with the possibility of becoming full-time. Please send a cover letter, resume, three professional references and desired salary via email or mail to: MAAMC, 830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, Attn: Human Resources. No phone calls please.

Posted on August 16