Exhibit Fabrication Specialist [Victoria]


Exhibit Fabrication Specialist



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Exhibit Fabrication Specialist




Royal BC Museum and Archives


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Victoria, BC


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$56,479 starting, increasing to $64,338 per annum


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The Royal British Columbia Museum is one of Canada’s greatest cultural treasures. Our collections, research and presentations enable us to tell the stories of BC in ways that enlighten, stimulate and inspire.

Under the general direction of the Production Manager, and part of a fabrication team, the Exhibit Fabrication Specialists develop, produce, create, maintain and document all exhibit components, including paintings, sculptures, and other artistic elements for the Royal BC Museum’s permanent and temporary galleries. This position may be required, as a Project Team member, to participate in the design of various exhibit components.

Along with formal education from Art School, trade School or Vocational School and extensive experience/background in fine arts or trades, you have experience in fabrication and production including producing and installing exhibit components. You have experience producing complex and finely detailed components using a wide variety of materials and techniques. This may include custom metalwork, mould-making and acrylic forming to support and protect artifacts, display components and multimedia equipment. You are proficient in the use of tools commonly found in fine metal work and jewelry making: including working with torches for brazing and soldering as well as hand and stationary power tools including bench tools, drill presses, and taps and dies. You demonstrate the same excellent attention to detail whether creating complex exhibit components or executing daily routine maintenance tasks within our core galleries. You are able to read and fabricate from design drawings, and use your artistic abilities to create concept sketches, models, and faux finishes. Using your technical skills you are able to replicate, shape, sculpt and distress exhibit components. You are able to utilize Adobe Creative Suite software to produce display graphics and concept visualizations. Your research and development focus ensures you remain current on international exhibit trends, production techniques and methods. You are able to work in a physically demanding environment while managing multiple tasks while maintaining a high level of safety. You possess a high degree of flexibility, the ability to manage and refocus priorities, and are willing to travel and work flexible hours/days as required.

This position requires Criminal Records Checks under the BC Public Service Screening Policy and the Criminal Records Review Act and all applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada (have Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident status).

Applications must include resume, cover letter and a web-link to your professional portfolio with photos, and written description explaining your role and how it links to the selection requirements. Portfolios without description will not be considered. Please do not submit a hard copy portfolio. We are accepting applications until midnight, June 3, 2018 (PST). Please refer to the full job description and selection criteria to ensure your application addresses the areas we will be looking at when assessing suitability for this opportunity.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Human Resources quoting Competition RB2018:17, via email to: humanresources@royalbcmuseum.bc.ca