As a county-wide organization, the Fleet Science Center is committed to leveraging STEM and STEM learning in support of community priorities and aspirations. The Fleet’s Experience Developer supports this goal by translating STEM concepts into fun, memorable, and human-centered experiences that tell inspiring stories while meeting strong educational goals. This is a manager level position and requires a passionate and creative problem solver with demonstrated experience developing STEM exhibitions and exhibit pieces from conception through prototyping. The Science Center Experience Developer leads exhibit development committees, comprised of members of the Exhibits team and other departments, to achieve mission goals and objectives. All duties will be approached in a manner consistent with the museum’s commitment to inclusivity, collaboration, and connectivity.
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- Lead the development of interactive exhibit projects, establishing the overall design direction, look and feel for the projects.
- Work closely with the Visitor Experience, Membership and Education teams to create experiences that help visitors engage with the Science Center and develop a sense of belonging and desire to return.
- Adapt and apply new techniques to create innovative experiences and develop new ways to help diverse visitors make meaning of scientific phenomena through their interactions with exhibits.
- Produce presentation materials including 2D sketches/renderings, 3D mockups and full scale prototypes representing exhibit designs.
- Collaborate with exhibit production staff and/or external fabrication vendors to ensure that finished pieces are built to specifications and meet overall project and budget goals.
- Directly supervise Exhibits Technician(s) and support the installation and maintenance of all exhibit pieces on the gallery floor.
- Align exhibit design with the Fleet’s strategic goal to increase representation of culturally and linguistically diverse visitors through culturally responsive education.
Reports to: Exhibits Director
THE ABOVE STATEMENTS ARE INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL NATURE AND LEVEL OF WORK BEING PERFORMED BY THE PERSON ASSIGNED TO THIS POSITION. PRINCIPAL DUTIES ARE INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THOSE FUNCTIONS THAT ARE ESSENTIAL TO THE PERFORMANCE OF THIS JOB. AN INCUMBENT MUST BE ABLE TO PERFORM ALL OF THE ESSENTIAL DUTIES OUTLINED ABOVE.
THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT STATE OR IMPLY THAT THE ABOVE ARE THE ONLY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ASSIGNED TO THIS POSITION. AN EMPLOYEE HOLDING THIS POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED TO PERFORM ANY OTHER JOB-RELATED DUTIES AS REQUESTED BY MANAGEMENT. ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH A DISABILITY.
Supervision, direction, or guidance provided for this position: Performs duties with minimal supervision. Supervision is needed for review and approval of new projects, or as deemed necessary.
Physical Requirements of this Position:
Medium Work: Position involves the ability to frequently or constantly exert up to 20 pounds of force and occasionally exert up to 50 pounds of force to move objects.
Business Location Presence: This position requires physical presence at the business location during all assigned working hours in order to adequately perform all duties.