Under direction, to design and perform difficult creative artwork using a variety of media and techniques in the preparation of varied exhibits; to supervise the work of others performing artwork in connection with the preparation and installation of exhibits; and to do other related work.
Prepares preliminary and final layouts and designs of proposed exhibits including scale working drawings, color sketches and finished artwork; produces and supervises the production of full- color, detailed paintings of historical and scientific subjects, backgrounds and diorama backgrounds for exhibits and graphic presentation; prepares and supervises the preparation of graphs, cartoons, maps, illustrations, publications, manuals, brochures and special reports; recommends material lists and construction and installation details; constructs and supervises the construction of specific exhibit or museum projects; designs and executes illustrations of animal and plant forms or of historical costumes and activities; gives instructions to others on the basic principles of artwork; directs and coordinates the work of others performing exhibit artwork and planning and designing exhibits.
One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of an Exhibit Technician.
Experience: One year of experience in museum, commercial, scientific, exhibit or display work involving creative painting design, layout, and installation. and
Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with a major in art or an exhibit-related field. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the specialized training on a year-for-year basis.)
Exhibit Specialist 2-
Knowledge of: Diverse media and materials used in commercial or fine art and exhibit preparation; principles of color, composition, form and perspective and their application to exhibit preparation; principles of exhibit design and preparation; principles of public interpretation; principles of effective supervision; department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Plan, lay out, design and do the artwork for exhibits and museums; direct the work of others; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; do related exhibit construction and installation work; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.
Willingness to travel throughout the State and to work irregular hours; keenness of observation.