Exhibits Technician

POSITION: Exhibits Technician

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time, hourly, non-exempt



The Exhibits Department and Exhibits Technicians provide a key service in developing and maintaining the overall look and experience of the Museum galleries. The Exhibits Technician is responsible for repair and maintenance of gallery exhibits and assistance in the construction of exhibits for the museum.


  • Build, repair and maintain exhibits throughout the museum
  • Provide general assistance in the maintenance of museum artifacts
  • Perform general craftsman functions including painting
  • Travel to pick up supplies, materials, donations, etc.
  • Assist with a variety of exhibits tasks
  • Assist other departments with minor repairs, equipment/artifact relocation, painting, etc.
  • Dust, clean, wax and polish airplanes, cars, exhibit cases and enclosures including floors and decks.
  • Serve as designated trained scissor lift, fork lift and boom lift operator
  • Other duties as required by the museum


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum one year experience in a similar field
  • Must be able to certify as in house equipment operator


  • Experience with carpentry, rigging, surface preparation, plastics, signage, graphics, plumbing, organization, warehouse, inventory, low voltage electrical, communication equipment and connection, cabling, adhesives and caulking, fabrication, video, computer software and the application there of, general maintenance, landscaping, demolition, trouble shooting, dusting, painting interior and exterior, automotive finishes and clear coats.
  • A strong mechanical aptitude with an understanding of commonly accepted automotive and construction techniques.
  • Must be able to work with limited direction and be self-motivated and driven to produce the highest quality work product achievable.
  • Must be able to understand and execute detailed verbal and written instructions.
  • Positive attitude and ability to work closely with all members of the exhibits team.
  • Familiar with industry standard safety practices including prior Cal OSHA /Fed OSHA training and certification.
  • Familiar with the use and application of personal protective equipment.
  • Familiarity with a wide array of hand and power tools with emphasis on the correct and safe use of each specific tool.
  • Comfortable working from ladders of varied heights as well as elevated platforms
  • Must possess and maintain a current California driver’s license, have a clean driving record, and possess and maintain auto insurance.


Work is performed in a multitude of environments including hot, cold, noisy, dusty, confined spaces. Heavy physical activity is periodically required, including the handling of heavier objects occasionally exceeding 50 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than eight (8) hours per day. Limited exposure to physical risk. The Museum is a non-smoking, drug-free workplace. A drug screening and criminal background check is required for employment at the museum.

To apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to: careers1@sdasm.org

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