JOB POSITION #45: EXHIBIT DESIGNER-
OF VACANCIES: 1
DEPARTMENT: Parks, Recreation, and Cultural
POSITION: Full-Time, Temporary (anticipate
minimum of two years)
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The Farmington Museum is a municipal
museum system of four facilities including the main museum
overlooking the Animas River, the Riverside Nature Center, the E3
Children's Museum and the new and developing Museum of Navajo Art
and Culture. This position will guide exhibit design and
installation for the museum system. Although currently offered as a
'temporary position' due to COVID 19 budget restrictions, we
anticipate this to transition to a regular full-time position
within two years.
The Farmington Museum is a division
of the nationally accredited Farmington Parks, Recreation and
Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA). The Department has eleven (11)
diverse divisions that are committed to building gateways that
enrich our community through exceptional customer focus. The City
of Farmington, where outdoor lovers and active families thrive, is
evolving as a center for outdoor recreation. This position will
help integrate the city-wide Jolt your Journey and Outdoor
Recreation Initiatives into museum programming, exhibits and
visitor opportunities as appropriate.
under the administrative guidance and direction of the Curator of
Collections and Exhibitions
Responsible for the
conceptual design, construction, installation and maintenance of
all permanent, temporary and traveling exhibits for the museum
system utilizing museum exhibition standards and best practices.
May include working with and coordinating progress of outside
exhibition design firms.
installs and dismounts museum exhibitions, resolving problems of
design and installation; delivers and assists in installation of
exhibits at off site locations.
excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains
effective working relationships with other employees, officials,
and all members of the general public.
as member of the exhibit development team in the long range
planning of exhibits, content and concepts for museum system.
Researches ideas and materials presented for exhibit and makes
decisions regarding proper visual interpretation; recommends
solutions to design problems; assists with determining the most
effective design and techniques to produce desired visual effect
and educational message.
maintenance and operation of exhibits.
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.
schedules project tasks that must be performed by other divisions
and departments within the city and subcontractors outside the
with and designs all visual aspects in museum system including but
not limited to: exhibitions, river interpretive signage,
directional/informational signage, store merchandise, displays,
marketing/ advertising displays, visitor information booth,
Maintains a complete
inventory of all department tools, exhibits and equipment; oversees
exhibit shops and maintains exhibit furniture and cases.
appropriate procurement policies, purchases and maintains exhibit
supplies and materials.
with the repair of office equipment, furnishings, fabrication,
materials and general maintenance of museum facilities.
in all areas of museum operations at any of the museum facilities.
Participates in special events and openings, programs and
with the development of grant proposals and other revenue
purchasing staff in obtaining quotes and/or bids for materials and
services needed to complete assigned projects.
that projects remain within allotted time frames and projected
budget schedules and reports any deviation of this
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
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.
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
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
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.
New Mexico driver's license with acceptable driving record for the
past three years or state of current residency.
to organize, direct, and manage activities and projects, work
independently and demonstrate good judgement.
to communicate effectively verbally, in writing, and
electronically. Ability to understand and carry out written and
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
to work with hand and power tools safely.
Knowledge of computer
hardware and software in communications, design and fabrication,
and exhibit components.
to interact effectively with a variety of personnel at different
levels of responsibility.
and initiative to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with co-workers, volunteers, supervisors, other City
personnel and the public.
to work a varied schedule including weekends, evenings and
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Motorized vehicles and
equipment including trucks, utility truck, saws, compressors,
sanders, generators, common hand and power tools, shovels,
wrenches, radio, phone, computer, lifts, etc.
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
employee is required to perform shift work in a rotation of days
and evenings including weekends and holidays.
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.
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.
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
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.
noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
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