Temporary Fabrication Technician

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

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.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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.


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • 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).

If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case-by-case basis.

How to Apply

Please click the link to apply.

Posted on June 24