Exhibit Design and Construction / Artist Positions

Graphic Designer
Princeton University Art Museum
Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Princeton University Art Museum, one of the nation’s preeminent cultural organizations in an academic setting, seeks a Graphic Designer who enjoys working collaboratively thrives on working on a wide range of projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, has strong interpersonal skills, and is committed to excellence in all areas of graphic design. The Graphic Designer works as part of a team that includes fellow designers and editors as well as clients from other areas of the museum, including curators, exhibition staff, and members of the Education, Institutional Advancement, and IT departments. The Graphic Designer reports to the Associate Director for Publishing and Communications and also supervises a Graphic Arts Specialist.

The Graphic Designer will be part of the team that supports an active and varied exhibition program, dynamic collections galleries, and a variety of educational programs, activities, and events for a diverse audience that includes University students and faculty, members of the local community, public school students, and visitors to the region. The Museum’s offerings also encompass a vigorous publishing program that includes a quarterly magazine, annual report, scholarly journal, and exhibition catalogues.

The Graphic Designer’s tasks will include providing artistic direction and continuity as well as oversight for the Museum’s graphic design projects in print and electronic media. S/he will manage projects from concept to completion, working with Museum colleagues and vendors as needed, and communicating with clients to ensure that schedules are maintained and deadlines met.

Opportunities of the position
  • Work in encyclopedic art museum that values quality design and provides you with the resources necessary to produce it.
  • Collaborate with colleagues who are hard-working, knowledgeable, and passionate about their jobs.
  • Enjoy the cultural and intellectual offerings and strong benefits package that Princeton University provides.
  • Live and work in a historic and vibrant university community less than 1½ hours from New York and Philadelphia.
Job Duties
  • Provide art direction, oversight, and coordination of the Museum’s graphic design activities.
  • Provide consistency to the Museum’s visual identity across a wide range of print and electronic materials.
  • Work closely with a variety of clients in the Museum and with outside vendors.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the Publishing and Communications department on a variety of graphic design projects.
  • Communicate and collaborate frequently with staff members from other departments—Collections and Exhibitions, Education, Institutional Advancement, Information and Technology, and the Museum Director—to understand the substantive, interpretive, and informational goals of exhibitions, publications, and other projects and to create appropriate designs for them.
  • Communicate with outside vendors to assure quality and maintain deadlines. Research new vendors when appropriate.
  • Manage many projects simultaneously from concept through completion, including exhibition graphics, educational and interpretive materials, the quarterly magazine, invitations and brochures, gallery didactics, promotional banners and signage, print and digital advertising, and web-based communications.
  • Establish and maintain systems for completing projects in a timely manner.
  • Plan, oversee, manage, and adhere to production schedules for design, production, printing, and fabrication.
  • Create and deliver graphic works; consult with clients to determine project needs; Develop a project plan, storyboard (when appropriate), and produce preliminary visual solutions.
  • Communicate regularly with clients regarding timetables and deadlines.
  • Supervise Graphic Arts Specialist.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Arts or a related field
  • Five to seven years of project management experience in graphic design—print, electronic, and environmental—preferably in a team-based environment in a museum or cultural setting
  • A commitment to excellence in all areas of graphic design
  • An exceptional eye for elegant and dynamic design
  • A passion for detail, including typography
  • Knowledge of design trends and best practices. The ability to innovate and take risks to produce designs that are current and timely.
  • A track record of compelling graphic design. Applicants may be asked to submit a design portfolio to demonstrate required skills and abilities.
  • Technical ability and the artistic sensibility to create designs that focus on works of art, making them the showpiece of the design
  • Ability to work in a complex institutional environment that is fast paced, deadline driven, and collaborative
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong ability to communicate and present designs effectively as well as to welcome feedback and incorporate requested changes as projects evolve
  • Ability to keep colleagues in the department and across the Museum updated on schedules, deadlines, project status
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a variety of people
  • Strong project management skills; ability to see projects through from design concept to end product
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign and Photoshop, using a Mac platform
  • Experience preparing specifications; identifying, selecting, and coordinating with printers, fabricators, and other outside vendors; production and on-press experience
For full job description and to apply, contact gncolglazier@gmail.com. Applicants may be asked to submit a design portfolio.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Princeton University requires all candidates to complete a background check successfully prior to the start of employment. The type and extent of background checks may vary depending on job requirements and/or functions.

Please reference museum-employment.com when applying for this job.
This job posted by MERC from March 14 through June 14.

Exhibits Designer - Museum
City of Farmington Museum
Farmington, New Mexico, USA

DEPARTMENT: Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs
WORK LOCATION: Farmington Museum
HIRING RANGE: $18.1529 - $22.2987/Hour
TYPE OF POSITION: Regular, Full-Time


Resumes submitted without a City of Farmington application will not be considered in our job selection process.

Works under the administrative guidance and direction of the Museum Director.

Responsible for the conceptual design, construction, installation and maintenance of all permanent, temporary and traveling exhibits for the museum system.

Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public.

Works as member of the exhibit development team in the long range planning of exhibits, content and concepts for museum system.

Oversees daily maintenance and operation of exhibits.

Fabricates exhibit components or oversees fabrication work with outside designers and fabricators as assigned to insure a quality product; coordinates with other city departments including parks and recreation and building maintenance for fabrication work.

Coordinates and schedules project tasks that must be performed by other divisions within the city and subcontractors outside the city.

Assists with and designs all visual aspects in museum system including but not limited to: exhibits, river interpretive signage, directional/informational signage, store merchandise, displays, marketing/ advertising displays, visitor information booth, etc.

Maintains a complete inventory of all department tools, exhibits and equipment; oversees exhibit shops and maintains exhibit furniture and cases.

Purchases and maintains exhibit supplies and materials.

Assists with the repair of office equipment, furnishings, fabrication, materials and general maintenance of museum facilities.

Assists in all areas of museum operations at any of the museum facilities. Participates in special events and openings, programs and receptions, etc.

Assists with the development of grant proposals and other revenue generating projects.

Communicates with purchasing staff in obtaining quotes and/or bids for materials and services needed to complete assigned projects.

Ensures that projects remain within allotted time frames and projected budget schedules and reports any deviation of this schedule.

Works as an administrative staff member to assist with various museum/city wide special events such as Riverfest, Freedom Days, Totah Festival, etc.

Required to perform shift work in a rotation of days and evenings, including weekends and holidays.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.

Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


This position is subject to the City's Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Program. This includes: pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return-to-duty testing, and follow-up testing.

Requires a Bachelor's degree in design or museum studies or other relevant field of study and a minimum of three years experience working in a museum with a background in designing, fabricating, installing and managing, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Valid New Mexico driver's license with acceptable driving record for the past three years.

Ability to organize, direct, and manage activities and projects, work independently and demonstrate good judgement.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing, and electronically. Ability to understand and carry out written and verbal instructions.

Knowledge of drafting practices, project management skills, and exhibit fabrication standards and resources. Ability to identify and resolve problems. Must possess an understanding of the application of the American=s with Disabilities Act. Ability to transfer ideas into blueprints.

Ability to work with hand and power tools safely.

Knowledge of computer hardware and software in communications, design and fabrication, and exhibit components.

Ability to interact effectively with a variety of personnel at different levels of responsibility.

Ability and initiative to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, volunteers, supervisors, other City personnel and the public.

Ability to work a varied schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays


Motorized vehicles and equipment including trucks, utility truck, saws, compressors, sanders, generators, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, radio, phone, computer, lifts, etc.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is required to perform shift work in a rotation of days and evenings including weekends and holidays.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hand to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; employee is occasionally required to smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are performed in a combination of museum, retail and shop environments both inside and outside in weather conditions. Facilities may expose employee to high noise, heat, cold, electrical exposure, sharp instruments, moving mechanical parts, vibrations, temperature changes, unpredictable ventilation, dust and other airborne particles, paint and other fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals, and physical obstacles. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

To Apply:   http://www.cofjobs.com


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This job posted by MERC from January 23 through April 24.

The last update to this page was 4-6-18.