Position: Exhibits Production Director
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Website: The Franklin Institute
The Franklin Institute is seeking an Exhibits Production Director responsible for designing and overseeing the production of new exhibitions. Reporting to the Director of Exhibits and Design, this individual will play a key creative and leadership role within the award winning in-house exhibits department. Using creative skills to verbalize ideas and sketch concepts “on the fly”, this leader will have the ability to spark brainstorming, inspire the team, conceive unique and memorable iconic experiences and build consensus within the exhibit team. When acting as lead designer on an exhibit project, this individual will develop the floor plan as well as a cohesive and systematic design for all interactive experiences, structures and cases in the exhibition.
Position oversees the exhibit design team, directing the size, scale, and design intent as each new experience is conceptualized and prototyped. Expected role is to consolidate all design efforts within an exhibition: graphic, interactive, and media to create a comprehensive design approach.
The right individual will have a proven track record for designing and producing interactive exhibitions, traveling exhibitions, building team consensus, and presenting design ideas effectively.
BA or BS required, MFA in Exhibition Planning and Design a plus. Minimum7 years’ experience developing exhibition projects through design, production, and implementation. Experience reading architectural plans a must. Strong visual communication skills and excellent verbal and interpersonal skills required. Must have strong project and staff management skills with a demonstrated ability to meet schedules and deadlines and to keep team members on task. Excellent organizational and time-management skills, with attention to detail, accuracy and pacing. Expert skill levels in Vector Works and/or Sketchup are essential as well as proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, File Maker Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud.
Send resume with salary requirements to: The Franklin Institute, Human Resources Department, 222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE.