Exhibits Director

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Deadline to Apply:

Tuesday, December 26, 2017, 5:30pm



Westminster, CO
United States

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Title:   Exhibits Director

Department:  Programs, Interpretation and Exhibits

Reports to: VP of Programs, Interpretation and Exhibits

Direct Reports to: VP of Programs, Interpretation and Exhibits

FLSA Status: Full-time


Position Summary:  Lead exhibit strategic direction, exhibit design, development and implementation, and maintenance for all permanent and temporary exhibits and exhibit-related products to meet Butterfly Pavilion's scientific, educational, and cultural objectives.


Essential Functions:


Exhibit Development

Works with museum exhibit committee and VP of Programs, Interpretation and Exhibits to plan, schedule, construct, and evaluate exhibits and to help set exhibit philosophy, goals, and guidelines.

Create strategies/tactics to implement exhibits vision and direction
Assess resource needs and prioritize and allocate resources (people, time, materials, etc)
Complete deliverables on time - responsible for program related outputs/outcomes and achieving goals tied to outputs/outcomes
Meet organization standards and project goals
Develop effective, best-practice exhibit products

Demonstrate and employ knowledge of informal learning and visitor behavior, interpretation, and design
Coordinate with multiple departments to ensure an exhibit process that reflects a variety of ideas and skills
Investigate and apply innovative exhibit interpretive techniques, including multimedia and multilingual
Evaluates current practices and stays current with professional standards and exhibits theory, techniques, and technologies in order to develop multiple access systems, meet the needs of a diverse audience, and plan for changing needs of staff and the public.


Exhibit Production/ Maintenance

Demonstrated ability to effectively manage exhibit production with internal and external resources.
Trains and supervises volunteers to assist with exhibit preparation and installation and supervises contracted labor on exhibits.
Construct and install high quality exhibit components using current best practices in material choice and use
Creation and Graphic Design of Exhibit Signage

Maintains and upgrades, where needed, all exhibits and audio-visual exhibit functions.

Monitors effectiveness of exhibits and designs and implements exhibit evaluations.
Collect and report trending data for exhibits for analysis and evaluation
Provide all maintenance and repair work on exhibit components as needed and within an agreed upon reasonable timeframe
Maintains exhibit tools and supplies and orders tools and supplies as needed.


Project and/or Team Management                         

Demonstrate effective personnel and project management with a variety of departmental, interdepartmental and external collaborative teams

Effectively and efficiently guide process to meet project goals and deadlines
Solicit team members' input in a timely manner and coordinate functions
Coordinate and manage contractors, interns, and/or volunteers as needed
Manage Exhibits Department budget


Additional Duties:                                                                                                          

Participate as member of Pavilion staff and adhere to Pavilion policies, procedures, mission, vision, and values
Is part of Butterfly Pavilions senior staff team for policy, procedure, and strategic plan development and for assistance in budget development.
Contribute to the performance evaluation process
Assist Exhibit Interpretation, Programs, Science and Conservation, Marketing, and other departments as needed
Coordinate with community partners/vendors to develop awareness of exhibits education efforts to help drive fund development efforts
Professionally active, attending seminars, conferences and continuing educational opportunities that are applicable to the position   
Other duties/responsibilities as needed


Qualifications / Experience


Considerable knowledge of exhibit design and construction, graphic design, color theory, and design
Exhibit production and build experience
Demonstrable skills in project and production management
Computer proficiency'Design and graphic software
Solution-oriented, ability to troubleshoot, maintenance minded
Working knowledge of lighting techniques and technologies
Experience in basic carpentry and electrical work; considerable knowledge of and ability to handle small power
Creativity and flexibility; ability to create age-appropriate learning experiences
Ability to be organized and self-directed
Ability to multi-task; ability to work under deadline pressures
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing



5-8 years' experience with exhibit development, exhibition design and fabrication, including supervising work teams
Experience with SmartSheet or other similar project management tools
Prior experience leading a team from exhibit design to implementation
Prior experience working in a team setting and with volunteers
Experience with project management, budgeting, and exhibit evaluation



Project/Time management
Department/Job knowledge
Detail oriented
Building teams
Conflict resolution
Resource Management
Results and Goal Orientated





Work Environment / Physical Requirements: 

Work Environment

-While performing the responsibilities of the Exhibits Director, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the Exhibits Director will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Exhibits Director.


-While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moderate to loud environmental noise for extended periods of time.


Physical Demands

-These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions within this position. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the VP of Programs and Interpretation.


-While performing the responsibilities of the Exhibits Director, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Employee should be able to lift up to 50 lbs.


Work schedule:  

Full-time exempt, 40 hrs. Weekend and evening work required when necessary.

No phone calls or drop ins.  Please submit a resume AND cover letter.  Applications that do not contain a cover letter will not be considered. 

Position Start Date:

Monday, January 15, 2018

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How to Apply:

Position is open until filled.  Apply via link: https://butterflies.applicantpro.com/jobs/680623-20970.html

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Contact Name:

Parker McMullen Bushman

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