WOW! Children’s Museum – Exhibits Technician

WOW! Children’s Museum

Exhibits Technician

WOW! Children’s Museum is an equal-opportunity, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that offers employees a creative and collaborative working environment. We engage all families in educational, hands-on experiences that connect curiosity, creativity and discovery and serve approximately 90,000 visitors annually. We are seeking a skilled Exhibits Technician with a proven record of success to join our team in a supporting role as we refresh our 8,000 SF facility in Lafayette, CO.

The ideal candidate will have basic technical skills such as, but not limited to: painting, carpentry, metalwork, plumbing, and electrical and excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

Hiring Process: To apply, send a resume and cover letter to vi@wowchildrensmuseum.org. No phone calls, please. The application deadline is October 25, 2019, and we would like the selected candidate to start by mid-November 2019.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Grade/Level: Entry Level Work Schedule: Average 15-20 hrs./week Benefits Eligibility: Not Eligible Salary: $15-20/hour DOE Job Status: Part-time Reports to: Exhibit Designer Amount of Travel Required: None Positions Supervised: None

POSITION SUMMARY: The Exhibits Technician supports the maintenance, installation, de-installation and some fabrication of exhibits. This position may also provide basic facility maintenance, as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Cleaning, maintenance, and repair of exhibits and exhibit components • Routine inspections, housekeeping, and maintenance duties to ensure exhibits are in proper order • Developing and following preventive maintenance procedures and schedules • Prompt response to repair calls • Maintaining workshop, equipment, and supplies, including ordering of materials • Directing volunteers who help with maintenance • Maintaining safety in the shop and on the museum floor • Assisting in the construction of new exhibit components and accessory materials • Assisting with the installation and de-installation of exhibits • Occasional facilities maintenance and projects • Mindfulness about the safety of children • Presentable, communicative, and patient while working around children during museum hours

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: • Basic technical skills such as, but not limited to: painting, carpentry, metalwork, plumbing, electrical • Proper use of hand tools, power tools, technical equipment, and cleaning products • Ability to independently learn new construction techniques • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills • Excellent follow through, work ethic, and attention to detail • Occasional need to wear protective equipment (respirator, goggles, gloves, etc.) • Have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle to obtain supplies from local stores • Comfortable using computers; proficient in Microsoft Office software, Internet search tools and email • Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as ability to collaborate and problem solve as part of a group • Ability to maintain and develop clear and accurate written records • Strong organizational and time management skills. Can efficiently execute on multiple priorities/plans/ideas • Willingness and ability to seek-out, share and adopt ideas and best practices, and embrace change introduced by others • Ability to work with all Museum team members; willingness to negotiate and compromise • Judgement to creatively resolve unique tasks • Patience with curious children while working

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: • High School Diploma or equivalent required PHYSICAL DEMANDS: • Regularly required to stand; climb; balance; stoop or kneel; and crouch • Regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, grasp, or feel; and reach with hands and arms • Occasionally required to lift up to 50 lbs. • Regularly required to push and pull heavy items with the assistance of tools, cart, and/or coworkers

WORK ENVIRONMENT: • Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets • Subject primarily to indoor conditions • Occasionally exposed to wet or dirty conditions • Subject to a loud and busy environment • Subject to tasks that are repetitive in nature