Museum will close at 2:30pm with final admission at 2:00pm on Saturday November 19th for our International Hall of Fame Celebration.

Temporary, Full-Time Exhibits Fabricator

The San Diego Air & Space Museum seeks an Exhibits Fabricator to join our team. The assignment is expected to be six months or less. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to

Position Summary
The Curatorial department and Fabrication Technicians provide a key service in developing and maintaining the overall look and experience of the Museum galleries. The Fabrication team works closely with the Museum curators and is responsible for the repair and maintenance of gallery exhibits and assistance in the construction of new exhibits.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Build, repair and maintain exhibits throughout the Museum
  • Provide general assistance in the maintenance of artifact cases
  • Perform general craftsman functions including painting
  • Travel to pick up supplies, materials, donations, etc.
  • Assist with a variety of exhibit 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
  • Other duties as required

Desired Experience, Knowledge and Skills

  • At least five years’ experience in fabrication or similar field
  • Must be able to certify as an in-house equipment operator
  • Experience with carpentry, rigging, surface preparation, plastics, plumbing, 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
  • 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 fabrication and curatorial team
  • Familiar with industry standard safety practices including Cal OSHA /Fed OSHA training and certification
  • Familiar with the use and application of personal protective equipment and 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

Working Conditions
Work is performed in a multitude of environments including hot, cold, underground, noisy, dusty, confined spaces, heights, and freeway driving. Heavy physical activity is periodically required, including the handling of objects up to 50 pounds or standing/walking for more than four hours per day. The Museum is a non-smoking, drug-free workplace. Successful results from a drug screening test and criminal background check are required prior to a final offer of employment.

$20-$24 per hour

Application Process
Please submit your resume and cover letter to Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest!

San Diego Air & Space Museum

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