Exhibit Technician

Name of Organization: 
Science World
How to apply: 

All offers are subject to satisfactory completion of reference and police criminal record checks –

Please apply by Wednesday, February 21, 2018 via the Science World careers portal: https://www.scienceworld.ca/jobs

* We would like to thank all candidates. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. *

Opportunity Description + Organization Information: 

(Regular Full-Time)

Position:                     Exhibit Technician                                                

Reports to:                 Exhibits Workshop Manager                                  

Science World is a BC-based charitable organization that engages the people of British Columbia in STEM literacy. Our mission is to ignite wonder and empower dreams through science and nature.

Position Description:

Under the supervision of the Exhibits Workshop Manager, and working alongside a team of fellow Exhibit Technicians, this role performs a variety of custom fabrication, repair and preventive maintenance work to ensure all galleries and exhibits, inside Science World and outside in the Ken Spencer Science Park, are in safe operating condition at all times.

Exhibit Technicians are expected to have a strong fabrication background. As part of maintaining and repairing an exhibit and/or gallery, the position will also perform related tasks and duties, mainly wood-working but also mechanical fixes, welding and electrical repair using a wide range of materials (e.g. acrylic, metal, wood, electronics, mechanical and electrical parts, etc.).

The position of Exhibit Technician will appeal to someone who loves to exercise their analytical, diagnostic and troubleshooting skills to make things function better than they were. You will work within a creative, collaborative environment where regular input from our team of educators, designers, and visitor experience staff is key to keeping your assigned gallery functioning at its best.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform day-to-day maintenance and inspections to ensure all exhibits are functioning safely
  • Exhibit prototyping and fabrication as required
  • Set-up and de-installation of temporary exhibits and seasonal feature gallery exhibitions when required
  • Perform scheduled maintenance to ensure exhibits are maintained in accordance with manufacturer requirements and warranty guidelines
  • Preserve and clean all mechanical and electronic systems and water pumps
  • Perform various troubleshooting techniques related to system problems and/or malfunctions and takes corrective action as required
  • Provide estimates for assigned projects that include materials, costs and completion timelines
  • Purchase tools and supplies; maintain inventory of materials and supplies commonly stocked in the Workshop
  • Operate, service, maintain and make minor repairs to all tools and equipment:  clean, grease, adjust equipment as needed, sharpen and maintain hand and power tools
  • Operate machinery and tools in a safe and professional manner
  • Maintain accurate work orders, records and a clean, efficient work environment
  • Willingness to work some rotating weekend shifts with other Exhibit Technicians
Qualifications: 
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience in general construction and maintenance. Preferably, our ideal candidate would also have completed a 2-year formal trade school and apprenticeship program, or possess an equivalent combination of training, education and experience
  • Candidates must demonstrate solid knowledge in the general principles of construction with specific exposure to cabinetry, metal work, plumbing, electrical, masonry, painting as well as operation and maintenance of common types of light to heavy equipment
  • A strong background in millwork is preferred
  • Able to read and understand blueprints and construction plans, as well as manuals
  • An understanding of electricity, interpreting values on machinery and gauges
  • Must know how to follow safety procedures and practices in usage and storage of various materials
  • Knowledge of pumps and motors, a definite asset
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships and function in a team environment with limited supervision
  • Must have proven troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. Must be self-motivated, a fast learner and takes initiative
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and is computer literate
  • Able to work in a physically demanding environment for extensive periods of time under a variety of adverse conditions (e.g. outdoors, standing, cramped spaces and wet environments)
  • Must be physically able to safely lift up to 80 lbs
Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 11:59pm