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The Exhibits Coordinator is responsible for planning and designing thematic exhibits for state parks. This position is governed by state and federal laws and

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent in-state and occasional overnight travel is required.

Typical Functions:

Supervises a small to medium-sized technical and administrative support staff by interviewing applicants, recommending for hire, approving leave, training employees, making work assignments, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Meets with agency administration and park superintendents for exhibit ideas, conducts research, and meets with the exhibit design team to determine if requested items can be developed. Creates models, drawings, and develops budgets for completing projects, and presents them to appropriate personnel. Writes construction and production specifications, obtains quotes and bids on materials and contracts for construction, and oversees the production of brochures and the design, construction, and installation of exhibits and signs. Maintains records on the development, production, and installation of exhibits, signs, and other section activities, and complies and completes quarterly activity report. Drafts and recommends policies and procedures and long-range plans for the operation of the exhibit shop. Monitors proper control of lighting, humidity, and acid migration of exhibits to prevent object deterioration. Specifies and prepares bids for purchasing and utilization of computer and exhibit programs and specialized equipment. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of exhibit designs including commercial art, graphic design, and related subjects. Knowledge of manpower, materials, time, and cost associated with museum exhibit construction. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to plan, design, and oversee construction and installation of permanent and temporary exhibits and displays. Ability to coordinate acquisitions, installations, and construction of exhibits.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, industrical arts, or a related field; plus three years of experience in exhibit design, construction, craftswork or a related field, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.


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