Facility - Construction, Installation and fabrication
Security Clearance Required
Constructs and installs exhibit structures, electric wiring, and fixtures of materials, such as wood, plywood, and fiberglass, using hand tools and power tools.
Duties & Responsibilities
Studies sketches or scale drawings for temporary or permanent display or exhibit structures to determine type, amount, and cost of material needed.
Confers with exhibit planning and art personnel to discuss structural feasibility of plans and to suggest alternate methods of displaying objects in exhibit; cuts, assembles, and fastens parts to construct framework, panels, shelves, and other exhibit components of specified materials, using hand tools and power tools. Sprays or brushes paint, enamel, varnish, or other finish on structures, or creates special effects by applying finish with cloth, sponge, or fingers to prepare structure for addition of fittings.
Mounts fittings and fixtures, such as shelves, panel boards, and shadow boxes to framework, using hand tools or adhesives; install electrical wiring, fixtures, apparatus, audiovisual components, or control equipment in framework, according to design specifications, install or affix murals, photographs, graphs, mounted legend materials, and graphics in framework or on fixtures assembles.
Typically, duties also include the following: installing or arranging structures in exhibit galleries working with maintenance and installation personnel, tests electrical, electronic, and mechanical components of exhibit structure to verify operation, may maintain inventory of building materials, tools, and equipment, and order supplies as needed for construction of exhibit fixtures; assigning duties to, and supervising work of carpentry, electrical, and other craft workers engaged in constructing and installing exhibit components.
At this level, the Exhibits Specialist performs independently the phases of work in which they are proficient, and receives training in the more complex processes.
Duties relate to the fabrication, finishing and maintenance of exhibits that require a high degree of manual dexterity and moderate but varied artistic skills.
Generally, works from accurate scale drawings, blueprints or sketches with instructions as to the materials to be used and the colors to be matched.
There is latitude of choice in phases of work where the specialist has demonstrated execution of work for supervisor’s review.
High School Diploma or GED
Experience in relevant field.
Refer to the Department of Labor SCA Directory of Occupations.