The Exhibit Designer participates in the development of visitor experiences and leads the design process. This position develops design strategies; visualizes exhibition elements and environments; determines materials, finishes, audio and video elements; creates drawing details for comprehensive construction/fabrication documentation. The Exhibit Designer participates in collaborative work sessions, product research, estimating, scheduling and project management in support of the exhibition division’s goals and work plan.
Develop design strategies that support project goals and specified outcomes
Visualize designs through sketches, illustrations, renderings, physical or digital 3D models
Specify materials, finishes, products and processes for design elements
Develop interactive experiences that engage visitors and meet universal design criteria for inclusion and accessibility
Communicate design intent to cross functional teams and present project progress to outside groups
Develop phase deliverable documentation and presentations for projects.
Create detailed design drawings and thorough construction documentation using CAD software
Organize work, prioritize tasks and schedule time to meet project deadlines
Work with outside consultants and vendors ensuring criteria and quality standards are met
Participates in and contributes to an enthusiastic, collaborative and diverse creative culture
Serves as project manager on assigned projects, creating and managing project schedules, budgets, plans and leading project teams to ensure success criteria are met on time and on budget
Bachelor’s degrees in art, architecture, industrial design, museum studios or related field; or equivalent experience
Four years of experience and demonstrated skills in design methods and details of fabrication for a variety of exhibit related products including cabinetry, interactives, multimedia systems, and building infrastructure.
Demonstrated literacy in modern CAD software and knowledge of drafting standards
Demonstrated knowledge of image editing, vector design, and page layout software
Proven ability to conceptualize designs, develop exhibit components, detail design direction and create construction documentation
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Fluent in Microsoft office applications
Hard working, collaborative, creative, enthusiastic disposition
Ability to work within, and maintain MBA’s Core Values
Knowledge of zoo and/or aquarium life support, plumbing and lighting systems took ensure high quality of animal care