Design Installation Specialist | BAVC

Design Installation Specialist

Oakland Museum of California

1000 Oak Street, Oakland CA 94607

Graphic Design
Full-time
Local (Bay Area)
Deadline: 
January 16

POSITION SUMMARY
The Design Installation Specialist manages the production and installation of all exhibition graphics, murals, labels, wall text, and signage. This position coordinates with vendors, and/or directs crew-members. The person in this position produces much of the signage for the institution and provides graphics printing services and recommendations to staff. The position is responsible for recruiting, hiring, scheduling and performance management of design installation assistant(s).

Responsibilities 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following reflects OMCA’s definition of essential functions for this position, but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. OMCA may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
• Support the Museum’s mission, values, vision, and core commitment to the visitor experience, community engagement, and institutional relevancy for the future
• Contribute to and support the OMCA strategic plan, annual priorities, and institutional initiatives such as diversity advancement
• Contribute to a positive organizational culture based on mutual respect, a spirit of collegiality, cooperation, and openness to many perspectives
• Participate in a culture of ongoing learning, collaboration, innovation, creativity, and community engagement

POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Graphic Design Production
• Print graphic materials (signage, wall text, murals, and labels)
• Install graphic materials
• Troubleshoot graphics files and printers
• Manage orders with vendors of graphic materials
• Maintain printers and order supplies
• Advise designers on materials and techniques for production
• Direct installation crew-members who assist
• Photograph exhibitions for museum archives

Qualifications 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A combination of experience and education that demonstrates possession of the necessary knowledge and abilities for this position is required as noted:
• High School diploma, GED or equivalent required
• Professional training in print graphics desired
• 3-5 years of related experience required

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
• Large format printing methods and practices
• Familiarity with different types of printer media and supplies (range of papers, vinyl substrates, transfer tapes, inks, banners)
• Museum practices related to safely working around artifacts
• Knowledge of photography and printing
• Color theory and color management practices
• Familiarity with fabrication methods in wood and metal, and basic exhibition construction, to properly integrate graphics into the exhibition
• Vinyl signage installation skills (including but not limited to murals, cut text)
• Computer literacy, Mac and PC
• MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe CS (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Roland VersaWorks software (or other Raster Image Processing software)
• Valid C.A. driver’s license

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently exposed to the following:
• Noise, such as groups of people working in enclosed areas
• Typical office environment
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds