Posted: Sep 25, 2023
The Museum of Florida History is seeking a skilled artisan to be a part of its Design and Fabrication team. The Museum Artisan position requires experience in carpentry, cabinetry, or other related construction or fabrication. This is State of Florida position with full benefits. Salary is $32,760.00 - $34,500.00. To read the full job announcement and to apply, please go to https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/TALLAHASSEE-DOS-MUSEUM-ARTISAN-45000259-FL-32301/1078465600/.
Department of State
Museum Artisan (position 45000259)
Division of Historical Resources
Bureau of Historical Museums
Posting Closing Date: 10/11/2023
High school diploma or its equivalent
At least three (3) years of experience in carpentry, cabinetry, or other related construction or fabrication
Willingness to lift up to 75 lbs. in the course of job duties
Knowledge of design and construction of museum exhibits
Knowledge of art and artifact handling
Experience in museum exhibit preparation
Experience picture framing
Ability to design and make artifact mounts
Duties and Responsibilities:
Serves as Artisan at the Museum of Florida History (MFH). Produces and installs exhibit panels, cases, picture frames, hardware, crates and all other necessary exhibit elements, within standards of American Alliance of Museums and MFH and according to design specifications. Designs and recommends materials, fabrication and installation details. Prepares designated spaces for exhibit installation, including spackling, priming, and painting walls.
Maintains permanent, temporary and traveling exhibits to ensure quality, safety and availability.
Makes reproductions of artifacts and constructs artifact mounts to ensure stability and preservation- requiring extreme care in handling, knowledge of techniques and artifact preservation requirements.
Maintains exhibit production facilities and equipment; specifies, gathers quotes and orders supplies and equipment.
Trains other artisans, preparators, interns and assistants as needed.
Assists other museum staff in the completion of a variety of museum projects and programs, including set-up for events, special programs, and other museum- or department-related activities
Performs other work-related duties as required.