A qualified candidate will have a combination of the following experience and/or equivalent education:
Bachelor’s degree (BS, BA) or equivalent from four-year college in design, engineering, construction, business management, or related field.
3-5+ years of project management experience focused on developing and translating concepts into high quality guest or audience experiences in entertainment, museums or similar industry.
Strong track record of managing complex projects with diverse teams, tight deadlines, set budgets, and marketing-driven “Grand Openings” or “Release Dates.”
Experience with the exhibit development process in a museum setting, including design, content, fabrication, and construction is preferable.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously within established timelines and budgets.
Knowledge and ability to read and understand design and architectural drawings and specifications.
Knowledge and understanding of construction/fabrication practices, trades, building materials, code compliance, ADA guidelines, and engineering.
Ability to work as a team leader and keep a variety of in-house staff and external consultants focused on the common goals of the project.
Ability to communicate with designers and content developers to understand their intent and act as their “eyes” to help ensure that the project intent is carried out in production.
An eye for the “Guest Experience” – Challenge the team to ensure that the exhibit is both intellectually and emotionally engaging. Exhibits should have a “fun” or “Wow!” factor that will drive attendance to the Academy.
Fluency with a range of computer software, including: MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Google Apps; other online, cloud-based project management and collaboration tools such as Asana, Smartsheet, and Box. Basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Bilingual (spoken and/or written) in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, or other non-English language preferred but not necessary.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Must be able to lift 30 lbs. Must be able to perform repetitive motions 75% of the time.