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Douglas County  3530
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MUSEUM OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN
Pay Range GC16 

INTRODUCTION

This classification performs professional duties which primarily include the design and fabrication and installation of museum exhibitions as well as general facility operations and grounds improvement projects.

EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES
(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples. Any one position may not perform all listed tasks.)

1. Coordinate the planning, design, construction, and installation of exhibits at main museum and at lighthouse museum site.

2. Under the direction of the Museum Director, or his/her designee, Prepare accurate exhibition budgets with itemized materials costs and professional services costs.

3. Adhering to established statutory regulations and/or County procedures, select and oversee the work of outside exhibit contractors as required and in accordance with scope of services agreements.

4. Maintain, move and store exhibit components and props, and other museum related objects.

5. In conjunction with museum collections manager, coordinate and maintain the proper storage and associated environmental controls for collection areas.

6. Monitor Museum exhibition, approve expenditures within limits of designed budget authority, meet with vendors and order exhibition and building supplies.

7. Maintain workshop area, equipment and supplies inventory and repair and maintain power and hand tools.

8. Serve as department safety officer: assure work performed by staff is safely performed, schedule and conduct or participate in safety meetings, be informed about and ensure Museumís compliance with OSHA regulations, compile and maintain MSDS sheets on all regulated chemicals, create and maintain emergency response guidelines for museum sites and maintain on-call status for site emergencies.

9. Participate in development of longer range facility plans which may include construction and remodel projects.

10. Coordinate the set-up, take-down and clean up for meetings, demonstrations and special events. Determine and coordinate the custodial duties of assigned facility custodian.

11. Request (submit digital work orders) and coordinate the assistance of the Building Facilities Department as needed.

12. Perform related duties as required, e.g., if assigned, substituting for coworkers during temporary absences by performing specified duties and responsibilities essential to maintaining continuity of operations

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION

Knowledge of:  carpentry for construction and installation of exhibits; Thorough knowledge of maintenance techniques required.  Skill in: Use of a wide variety of wood shop equipment, small hand tools, operating automated systems, handling of fragile objects.  Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; assemble and fabricate museum exhibit components; interpret scaled diagrams of exhibit layouts; read blue prints and penciled layout sketches; plan and coordinate and direct the activities of support staff such as community service, parole and probation workers, contractors and subcontractors; estimate time and materials for individual projects; work independently and manage time efficiently; establish and maintain records and reports; conduct research and compile and analyze technical data; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, contractors, vendors, public agencies and the public.  Establish and maintain museum registration records, reports, and statistical data.

Education, experience and training: Five years progressively responsible work experience in building construction, fine carpentry, theater set building, interior design & construction, retail environment construction, or allied field OR any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training.  At time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver's license.

Desirable qualifications: Prior experience within a museum environment.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF THIS POSITION

Work is performed under the guidance of the Museum Director. The employee works independently in administering a complex area of responsibility and confers with supervisor for professional advice. Discretion is required in applying general goal and policy statements, in development of recommendations, policies and procedures and in resolving program problems. Work is accomplished within a broad framework, with authority and responsibility in area of service. Periodic reviews of work performance are conducted in terms of expected results.

GUIDELINES

Work is performed within established museum policies and procedures, accepted museum procedures within the museum and scientific profession, historical, natural history, scientific and photographic reference materials, and manufacturer handbooks, OSHA regulations, equipment manuals. The employee uses independent judgment in determining appropriate procedures, interpreting guidelines and contributes to modification of existing guidelines by recommending changes and is responsible for producing an acceptable finished product.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed both at the museum complex and field locations which may require bending, climbing, climbing ladders, color identification, operating power tools, digging, gripping with hands and fingers, hammering, hearing voice conversation and alarms, keyboarding, kneeling, lifting up to 60 pounds, pulling, pushing, standing, stooping twisting and walking. Work is performed in an environment which involves everyday risks of with common exposure to paints and chemicals; involves everyday risks and discomforts and sometimes adverse weather conditions requiring safety precautions. A reasonable amount of driving is required.

 
   
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