Thanksgiving Point Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit farm, garden, and museum complex that draws upon the natural world to cultivate transformative family learning.
This position involves maintaining and developing the exhibits around which guest experience is centered.
• Responsible for the maintenance, repair, and development of exhibit components and other projects as assigned.
• Create and execute maintenance schedules and programs for exhibits and exhibitions
• Organize and execute to completion multiple simultaneous projects, with minimal oversight by prioritizing work and handling interruptions effectively.
• Coordinate physical set-up requirements and service needs.
• Read, execute, and create shop drawings and support material
• Assist with the unloading, unpacking, installation, dismantling of exhibitions.
• Maintain a safe working environment
• Other duties as assigned
Shift Hours and Days Required:
• Max. 29 hours per week – project based environment, M – F, some Saturday shifts required (Closed Sundays)
• Strong organizational skills, ability to create and adhere to schedules and meet deadlines.
• Extensive knowledge of, and proven ability to execute maintenance, repair, and fabrication
of custom items of varying construction
• Skilled in use of shop and hand tools
• Ability to work independently as a critical team member
• Work well with people and has good communication skills
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferences: Experience in interactive museum and/or educational setting. Demonstrated experience with “hands-on” exhibits environments. Outdoor exhibits experience. Technology background in addition to tool skills.
Be prepared to show and discuss how you would approach exhibit maintenance challenges in a fast paced, multi venue situation. Samples of past work encouraged.