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ABOLISHED 05/07/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-16 - Exhibit Specialist (2811)

ABOLISHED 05/07/2015 PER PAY LETTER 15-16 - Exhibit Specialist

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: MB10
  • Class Code: 2811
  • Established: 02/01/1962
  • Revised: 12/04/1990
  • Title Changed: --


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.

Typical Tasks

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Either I


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 and Abilities

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.

Special Personal Characteristics

Willingness to travel throughout the State and to work irregular hours; keenness of observation.

  Updated: 9/26/2017
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